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13
Sep

Today a ‘zero day’ exploit was released for current MySQL versions, while we wait for patched versions to be released by the vendors, we have mitigated the vulnerability internally. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our response as necessary. If you have any questions or queries, please…

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As one of the UK’s leading web-hosting companies, catalyst2 puts security at the top of the list when providing any technological solution. There are currently over 286 million types of malware on the internet, so a key part of our work is to identify new dangers and quickly develop ways…

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As part of our managed dedicated servers, we provide a VPN solution as standard. But what exactly is a VPN? VPN explained VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It’s the name given to a group of computers that are linked in a network, yet can still operate across the internet. Effectively, it…

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08
Mar

Since the days of tape and floppy disks, creating a backup of business data has been accepted practice. Yet, there are still many companies that ignore the advice, or only take irregular snapshots of documents, databases, website designs, corporate literature and other files. In the cloud era, making backups is…

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IMPORTANT! Ensure you’ve taken a backup of your WordPress files and database before making any of these changes.   This guide will show you how to… Hide your WordPress login page from hackers, change your WordPress admin username if it’s set to the vulnerable default “Admin” user, harden your database…

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Many companies rely on internet applications for the day-to-day running of their business. These can range from simple email communications to the management of more complex business processes and procedures. If you think about the sheer amount of data and sensitive information transmitted every day over the internet, it’s easy…

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The proposed changes to the Chrome browser suggested by Google engineers in 2014 are poised to come into effect, meaning a slightly different, and theoretically more secure way of navigating the internet for web surfers. A new system will warn users should they navigate towards a website deemed insecure. The…

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Here at catalyst2 we’re more than happy to announce that we’ve secured the Cyber Essentials Certification. A government-backed accreditation scheme launched in 2012, the program was aimed at encouraging organisations such as our own to consider how well they were managing their cyber risks, while also laying down some basic…

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With so much business done online nowadays, virtually all companies are at risk of cyber crime. While it’s universally accepted that you should keep your money locked away in a bank or safe, it’s also just as important to ensure your website is secure and protected at all times. Here…

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Hosting in the UK looks to be the safest option after the European Court of Justice reached a ruling over the ‘safe harbour’ scheme that could rock the world of web hosting and data protection. The ‘safe harbour’ scheme, which allows the transfer of personal information to companies in the…

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