Microsoft Zero-Day Vulnerability

Yesterday, Microsoft released information regarding a Zero-Day vulnerability in a number of their Operating Systems and office applications.  This can result in corruption of memory on the systems in these affected platforms.  A hacker can gain administrative access to a PC using a specially formatted “.tiff” file.  This would be an image file, generally attached to an email or sent to the user which would have to be opened by the user.  For Canadian Web Hosting Windows web hosting customers,  Windows server 2012 operating systems is not part of the vulnerable OS, but Windows Server 2008 may b...
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Protecting Your Website From Malware

When searching for your business online and you see this -   Your website and business are in trouble.  You’ve been hacked.  What should you do? Every day, malicious users, hackers and cybercriminals attempt to compromise thousands of websites.  Hacks are often invisible to users, yet remain harmful to anyone viewing the page — including the site owner and/or business.   Every day, we see customers who unbeknownst to them, have been hacked and their site has become infected with harmful code which in turn can record keystrokes on visitors’ computers, stealing login credential...
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Canadian Web Hosting Deploys Secure IT Botnet and Malware Prevention Across its Entire Network in Canada

Canadian Web Hosting has deployed Secure IT to increase network security that further protects business IT infrastructure for Canadian Web Hosting customers. Vancouver, British Columbia, October 30, 2012 Canadian Web Hosting, the leading IT services and web hosting solutions, VPS, VM and cloud hosting services, announced today the deployment of Secure IT Botnet and Malware Prevention across its entire network. Secure IT is a combination of industry-leading technologies and partnerships that have been combined to create an advanced Defense Network layer that protects and monitors botnets ...
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A Common Trait Between an Olympian and StopTheHacker: Prevention

The 2012 Olympics in London are in full swing and like other tech and business bloggers, we feel the urge to make an Olympics’ reference to make topics more relatable to our audience and current events. At the time of this post, Canadians are currently 25th in the medal count leaderboard – 0 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze. Go Canada go! (Why do we sound like Canucks fans? Sorry, we can't help ourselves.) How does an Olympian’s Training Relate to Web Hosting Online Prevention? If you happen to be an athlete, say a hockey player, you might already know that according to sports’ studies, athle...
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The Performance Bottleneck – What Do I Do?

Fine tuning a server and a website for maximum performance is not as easy as one might assume. Each day, we get questions from our web hosting customers on why their server seems to be a bit slow, or website load times don’t seem to be optimized. More importantly, when we tell customers it is time to upgrade because their resources are maxed out, they usually looked to us and ask why they need to upgrade. The purpose behind this article is to overview some of the common trouble areas to improve server performance, and to also take a look at some other potential (and less common) areas wher...
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