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Business Email Service Is Over, New Enterprise Email Is On

Since February we have been announcing the end of the “BUSINESS” email to introduce the new, more powerful and reliable “ENTERPRISE” email service. However, the improvements generate new costs that we need to pass to our users. But have you compared our email service to others like Google Apps for Business, Sina.com.cn or Tencent (qq.com) Enterprise email service? We are on average 50% cheaper than them! And we offer the same Enterprise grade service!

BUT WHAT IF I FEEL IS TOO EXPENSIVE?

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Sure no problem, you have the following options:
1. Start using the *FREE cPanel email service (contact us to update the DNS settings) remember that we do not offer technical support or any guarantee.
2. Use another email service provider like Google Apps, Sina, Tencent.
3. Delete accounts that you are not using so you only pay for the ones really important.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused! Remember that this change was made to improve the email experience quality.

Any question please write to us: support(a)internetsolutions.hk

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Godaddy Also Experienced DDOS Attack

On its system alert page, GoDaddy apologized for the “brief delay in service.”

“We are fixing an issue impacting one or more services,” GoDaddy said.

On Sunday (April 12th), GoDaddy’s security team identified a spike in traffic that “could be malicious in nature.” The company claimed to have resolved the issue, however it seems that Monday’s outage may be related. An update around 4:25 pm ET, which replaced the message about the “brief delay in service”, said that GoDaddy’s security team has identified another spike in traffic that could be “malicious in nature.”

The timing is less than ideal for GoDaddy, who made its debut on the NYSE less than two weeks ago. On Monday GDDY stock was at $25.30, up 0.04 percent from its previous close.

More info: http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/godaddy-users-report-site-outages-company-investigates-potential-ddos-attack

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Privacy Security Tips & Tricks WordPress

What To Do If Your WordPress Site Is Hacked

WordPress is an extremely popular web platform, and because of its popularity, it is often the target of hackers looking to “take over” pieces of your site for their own benefit. Hackers like to maximize the effectiveness of their work, so they’ll often target widely installed plugins or themes with known security vulnerabilities. In most cases, your site was not targeted specifically but was hacked because of some vulnerability in a plugin or theme installed on your site.

If your site is hacked, read the following resources to help you get up and running again. Even if your site has not been hacked, many of these articles cover security topics that are helpful for anyone in charge of a WordPress website.

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Online Security: Web Hosting Top Priority

To host thousands of websites is no easy task. We, Internet Solutions HK, keep all servers updated with the latest technology on online security in order to maintain your website safe.

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However, you as client also need to help protect your website. Please follow these recommendations:

1. Always use STRONG passwords.

2. Update your passwords regularely.

3. Run antivirus scans in your computer at least once a week.

4. Never open attachments from senders you do not know or look suspicious.

5. Do not save passwords in your browsers.

6. Always update your CMS (WordPress, Joomla, Magento, etc) to the latest version.

7. Always update your WordPress Plugins.

8. Do not install Plugins you do not need.

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Privacy Security Tips & Tricks WordPress

Recommended Plugin for WordPress: Limit Login Attempts

WordPress security is becoming a more demanding issue with time. Hackers are aware that many people, specially does without coding knowledge, choose WordPress as their CMS and because it is open source is easy to find backdoors and exploit them to inject malware, trojans or viruses.

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One plugin that helps increasing your WordPress site’s security is “Limit Login Attempts”. Its very easy to install and setup and you will not believe the great amount of succesful blocked attempts.

Also, and more important, is to ALWAYS update your WordPress site. Each upgrade will have a notice on why a new version was released. For example the latest one says:

  • Fixes a possible denial of service issue in PHP’s XML processing, reported by Nir Goldshlager of the Salesforce.com Product Security Team. Fixed by Michael Adams and Andrew Nacin of the WordPress security team and David Rothstein of the Drupal security team.
  • Fixes a possible but unlikely code execution when processing widgets (WordPress is not affected by default), discovered by Alex Concha of the WordPress security team.
  • Prevents information disclosure via XML entity attacks in the external GetID3 library, reported by Ivan Novikov of ONSec.
  • Adds protections against brute attacks against CSRF tokens, reported by David Tomaschik of the Google Security Team.
  • Contains some additional security hardening, like preventing cross-site scripting that could be triggered only by administrators.

Is your responsability to check often and upgrade inmediately to the newest WordPress version. Don’t wait for your website to get hacked!