Recovering a site from a Google Malware Attack

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We all work really hard to get our websites onto Google’s top search rankings. But sometimes, things go wrong and a website gets hacked. And if that wasn’t annoying enough, Google will, on occasion, label the hacked site with a “malware warning” on its search results. The search rankings of the website will disappear and even changing its server log-in information and upgrading security won’t fix it.             What can you do when you see the dreaded “This site may harm your computer” label or “Phishing attack ahead” warning for your sit...
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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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