Best of 2019 – The 15 Most-Read Cybersecurity News
Eniko Toth

Best of 2019 – The 15 Most-Read Cybersecurity News

Hackers and cyberattack techniques are evolving every day. Hosting companies and every server owner should keep an eye on the cybersecurity news to prepare themselves and protect their systems against the new types of threats. That’s why BitNinja collects the hottest cybersecurity news and sends out a Cybersecurity Digest each month. Now, we’ve summarized the Top 15 articles from 2019 that our readers loved the most. Here is the list: 1. Hackers Planted Backdoor in Webmin, Popular Utility for Linux/Unix Servers On the 10th of August at the DevConf, a Turkish researcher revealed a z...
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2019 Highlights – A Great Year at BitNinja
Eniko Toth

2019 Highlights – A Great Year at BitNinja

As 2019 will be over soon, it’s time to stop for a while and look back on what happened this year. 2019 was a unique year at BitNinja (you’ll see on the results). We got closer to our mission – making the internet a safer place. However, we couldn’t have reached the successes mentioned below without our ninjastic partners. Many new features were inspired by the Ninja Community. Also, the continuous feedback that we are receiving from day to day about how BitNinja changed businesses’ life for the better is a huge motivation for us to keep working harder and harder every day. So, we’d l...
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Ultimate WAF Guide  - How to patch WordPress vulnerabilities and block web attacks
Jacint Lazok

Ultimate WAF Guide - How to patch WordPress vulnerabilities and block web attacks

An exploited CMS vulnerability or vulnerabilities to web-based attacks is a big security issue as one well-aimed attack can cause a data leak, data loss or make your server unavailable. These attacks need to be stopped before they even reach your server and the WAF 2.0 module can do that for you. This powerful defense tool can protect you from these attacks without slowing down your server’s response time or increasing the load. In this guide, I will show you how you can use it to maximize your server’s protection by fine-tuning this module. Spoiler: not by turning on every WAF rule ;)&n...
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Case Study - The Best Security Solution for Valicom Net Cloud Services
Eniko Toth

Case Study - The Best Security Solution for Valicom Net Cloud Services

Valicom Net is a Cloud Hosting Company in Cyprus with more than 15 years of experience specializing in Business Web Hosting, Cloud Services, Virtual Private Servers, Dedicated Servers, Hosted Exchange, Web Development with Content Management System, Network Security, Antispam Services, Online Storage Email & Remote Backup. Challenges „As we offer managed and unmanaged services, the challenge for us was to protect both services. For the managed servers all security updates were done on time which was not the case with the unmanaged servers as customers usually don’t update them. We w...
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Case Study with BitNinja's Sister Company
Eniko Toth

Case Study with BitNinja's Sister Company

When I joined the BitNinja team in 2016, I heard the story about how BitNinja was born. It is a sister company of one the leading Hungarian shared hosting businesses and firstly it was only an in-house project to eliminate the hackers and bots. I wanted to learn more about the story and about how BitNinja changed this company's life, so I asked their CTO then. We wrote the case study, however, it was only available for our resellers yet, but now I'd like to share it with you too: The Company Web-Server is a Hungarian web hosting company with more than 10 years of experience. Their main p...
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Satori IoT Botnet Stopped by BitNinja
Eniko Toth

Satori IoT Botnet Stopped by BitNinja

Our Port Honeypot module proactively catches botnets very quickly, as botnets usually start to scan open ports, which is the first step of the attack cycle. We found an old IoT botnet that became active again. It strangely happened just 2 months after 21-year-old Kenneth Schuchman pleaded guilty to developing and deploying the Satori botnet. The Satori botnet The Satori malware family was discovered in December 2017 . It is a derivative of the famous Mirai botnet, however, the technique of leveraging default or weak passwords doesn’t seem as effective for hackers anymore. As users...
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Joomla & vBulletin RCE vulnerabilities patched by BitNinja WAF 2.0
Eniko Toth

Joomla & vBulletin RCE vulnerabilities patched by BitNinja WAF 2.0

RCE attacks are one of the most dangerous types of attacks as hackers could take complete control of the victim’s host, meaning that they can run commands, install malware, etc. In this article, I’d like to introduce 2 new vulnerabilities, which have been patched by BitNinja WAF: vBulletin RCE Rusty Joomla RCE New botnet utilizes the vBulletin RCE vulnerability In September, a new zero-day vulnerability was found in vBulletin . Nowadays, vBulletin is the most popular internet forum software, so this threat could affect many people. The vulnerability (CVE-2019-16759...
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BitNinja in the Asia Pacific region - Case Study with ReadySpace
Eniko Toth

BitNinja in the Asia Pacific region - Case Study with ReadySpace

ReadySpace was founded in 2003 and is based in Singapore. They provide cloud-based solutions to their 150,000 customers, mainly from the Asia Pacific region. They are now expanding to the Philippines and Indonesia, and since 2013 started to open towards American businesses. Challenges They were experiencing the harmful effects of heavy DoS attacks mainly, which is one of the most common threats for cloud-based services. Nowadays there are around 45 million infected servers, most of these are used as members of botnets, designed to take down the competitor companies’ websites. „We...
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How malware could be affecting your business without you realising
Eniko Toth

How malware could be affecting your business without you realising

All businesses need to be doing as much as possible to ensure that they are defended against cyber-attacks. But cyber-crime has become so sophisticated that in many cases your company could be compromised without you even realizing it. Here we take a look at some of the ways that malware could be working within your system without you knowing. Cryptojacking You have probably heard of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. These alternatives to traditional currency were first introduced practically in 2009 and they have become extremely popular very quickly. But you might not realize that some...
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How to optimize your websites for SEO success with security
Boglarka Angalet

How to optimize your websites for SEO success with security

Building a winning website is hard, and comprises of many components. Plus, every client wants great page speed, uptime, UX, design, and marketing to make the business profitable. However, many VPS owners forget to focus on security - from SEO aspect. Until they get hacked and the rankings drop... How website security directly affects SEO  Keywords, meta tags, contents, backlinks. All of these terms are worth noting, especially if your websites are down, poisoned or flagged by Google. Marketers often skip security in their SEO strategy. Alternatively, it could be that th...
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