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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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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Black & Whitelist Management by ASN
Eniko Toth

Black & Whitelist Management by ASN

Industry-first feature is available in BitNinja! We are happy to announce that the brand-new ASN white/blacklist option is out now. This development was requested by our users and we are so thankful that our partners are inspiring us to create such special features, which are only available in BitNinja. What does ASN mean? An autonomous system (AS) is a large network or multiple networks that are typically managed by a large enterprise, such as Internet Service Providers (ISP), educational institutions or government institutions. These large organizations usually have many differen...
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Teamwork makes the dream work: Sub-users and their roles
Jacint Lazok

Teamwork makes the dream work: Sub-users and their roles

Not everyone uses the BitNinja Dashboard for the same reasons when doing their work. We know that. Which is why we have different sub-user roles built into our Dashboard. Why do you need sub-user roles? If you need your accountant to download your subscriptions’ invoices without sharing your BitNinja account's login details, and if you want your support crew to be able to check if an IP address is blocked or not without risking your account’s integrity, you just need an email address to make them an account that lets your staff do their job while you keep your parent user account’s crede...
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Trace Hackers' IP Behind Cloudflare with The New Trusted Proxy Module
Eniko Toth

Trace Hackers' IP Behind Cloudflare with The New Trusted Proxy Module

In the previous quarter, we announced a new beta module, the Trusted Proxy, which became some of our users’ favorite module: “The new Trusted Proxy feature simply blows the competition out of the water especially when you consider the price point at which are offering BitNinja. We couldn’t be happier with how things are proceeding. :)” – Christopher McGill, Lead System Administrator at GekkoFyre Networks In that article, we promised to create a separate menu for managing it, so here it is! :) About proxies A proxy server will reroute online requests, so the real IP of...
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Two-Factor Authentication is Available now
Eniko Toth

Two-Factor Authentication is Available now

Eniko Toth
Which sentence do you think is true? I have a strong password, so nobody could hack my account. My servers’ security is so important, which is why I have to do the most to avoid hackers gaining access to my BitNinja account. If you are one of those, who agree with the second sentence, then this article has been written just for you. We are happy to announce that the two-factor authentication is now available on the Dashboard login. Keeping your account safe Hacked accounts and leaked passwords issues are always seen in the news on cybersecurity. However, stealing a password...
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Release note – A bunch of new features are available in agent 1.29.X and 1.30.0
Eniko Toth

Release note – A bunch of new features are available in agent 1.29.X and 1.30.0

Where are our tech ninjas? The first quarter of 2019 was quite stirring. We have also published several articles about our work. So, let’s start just by thinking about these developments: FTP CAPTCHA New SenseLog rules Newly discovered file uploader botnet Patched Drupal vulnerability Defense Robot Anti-Phishing Also, what happened in Q2? Malware Scanner Slack integration The contrast is huge… Well, our tech ninjas thought have a little rest after the Cloudfest exhibition. Haha, just kidding… :) Actually, the opposite happened. They worked harder than ever...
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Slack Integration - Create your own BitNinja alerts
Boglarka Angalet

Slack Integration - Create your own BitNinja alerts

Back in October, we collected your feedback about our upcoming chat integration. As 59% of you asked for notification options for Slack to ease your daily job, we started working on that soon and here we come with the result. We're happy to announce BitNinja's Slack integration! We know every team works with a handful of systems on a daily basis and you don’t always have the time to check if anything happened at the BitNinja Dashboard. But now you can receive notifications to your Slack workspace and channels about important security events happening on your servers. With...
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WordPress Hosting Protected by BitNinja - Case Study with Mijn Websitehosting
Boglarka Angalet

WordPress Hosting Protected by BitNinja - Case Study with Mijn Websitehosting

WordPress is by far the most popular CMS today. However, this popularity has an unfortunate side effect of also making WordPress sites extremely exposed to potential attacks. It means quite a huge challenge to web hosting providers to keep the hackers out of their business. Fortunately, this task is not impossible.   https://kinsta.com Our great partner, Mijn Websitehosting has over 14 years of expertise in this field and chose BitNinja to help them successfully protect their customers.  Read on to learn about their struggles, before they stepped on the road...
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(D)DoS attack - How does it work and how will BitNinja stop it?
Nikolett Hegedüs

(D)DoS attack - How does it work and how will BitNinja stop it?

100% server uptime... Every hosting company is dreaming about it as nowadays when there are countless service providers, customers will choose the one which grants reliability. What happens when a website is inaccessible? It’s always painful for the website owner, the visitors and for the hosting company. There could be many reasons behind it, but maybe the most annoying is when it happens because of a DoS attack. What is DoS? DoS stands for Denial of Service: it’s a type of attack that could render web servers unresponsive - meaning they won’t be able to serve HTTP requests. So users ca...
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