The global pandemic forced many people to stay at home and gave them enough free time to launch the projects they’ve been thinking about for so long.
Because Virtual Private Servers (VPS) offer the best environment between an affordable shared plan and a powerful dedicated server, many new website owners logically consider them as an excellent option to start.
Managing a virtual server includes a more hands-on approach from the user, and one essential task is setting up a VPS firewall. Let’s clear some of the confusion that surrounds the matter.
Cross-site Scripting (XSS) attacks have been around pretty much for as long as we’ve had web applications that help site owners create dynamic, functional websites. But even the first XSS attacks were observed back in the 1990s, right now, well into the 21st century, cross-site scripting continues to be a problem.
Today, we’ll figure out what cross-site scripting does, why hackers love it so much, and what prevents site owners from eliminating it.
Websites have come a long way since the first official page saw light 30 years ago. The range of functionality they now offer is pretty much endless, and we now use them regularly in our everyday lives. Under the hood, we have thousands of lines of code to thank for this, but we rarely come to think about how this code is generated.
Web development frameworks play a major part in it, and we’ll now look into how they work and which ones are the best for building a great website.
Those of us who remember the days when the internet wasn’t quite as ubiquitous, know just how much more difficult talking to people on the other side of the globe was.
We’ve been through a communication revolution, which, unfortunately, has also brought about an unwanted side effect – hordes of scammers trying to defraud us out of our money, break our computers, or cause other damage.
In today’s cybersecurity guide, we’re going to talk about one of their favorite weapons – spoofing attacks.
Joomla is a Content Management System(CMS) designed to help users build and run websites that serve large amounts of dynamic content. Despite many similarities, Joomla.com and Joomla.org are not the same thing. To understand why this is so, we need to understand Joomla itself.
Since it’s a web application, you can get Joomla either as a download to deploy on your choice of web hosting or as a package deal.
Over the years, we’ve seen far too many malware attacks that have had a genuinely devastating worldwide impact. For example, the ILOVEYOU worm in the early 2000s reportedly registered overfifty million infections in a matter of ten days, disrupting the operation of an estimated 10% of the internet-connected computers at the time.
More recently, in 2017, the WannaCry ransomware hit over 300,000 computers in around 150 countries, causing billions of dollars worth of damage.
Despite all this, many people continue to underestimate this threat. Today, we’ll try to fix that and learn how to build our defenses against malware attacks.
Currently, there are around 200 million active websites, and very few of them consist solely of the static HTML pages that were so prevalent in the early years of the internet. Most modern sites handle a lot of sensitive data with the help of complex web applications and databases.
Yet, we’re pretty sure we won’t be wrong in saying that many website owners aren’t fully aware of what an SQL Injection (or SQLi) is.
Managing web hosting accounts can be a little confusing. Most of us start out using shared hosting, which is simple to operate and comes with a convenient web hosting control panel. Because of that simplicity, many are afraid of moving to а Virtual Private Server (VPS).
VPS hosting plans have a reputation of being technically challenging. While part of this is simply the nature of the service (you are managing an entire server), an intuitive control panel solution can simplify things significantly.