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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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 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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8 Best Cybersecurity Books to Read
Eniko Toth

8 Best Cybersecurity Books to Read

In our Ninja HQ, we have a library with more than 400 books. We love learning new things and we truly believe in the life-long learning approach. In this quickly changing world, keeping yourself up-to-date is essential. There are tons of books on cybersecurity, but in this article, we’d like to give you a personal recommendation if you’d like to find the best books about this topic. I asked our CEO, George Egri about his favorite books and here comes the Top 8s: Malware Forensics Field Guide for Linux Systems Written by: Cameron H. Malin, Eoghan Casey, James M. Aquilina De...
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Cyber attack trends – The top 7 attack types
Eniko Toth

Cyber attack trends – The top 7 attack types

Here, at BitNinja we always keep a close look on the defended incidents in order to discover attack trends and new attack types. Currently, BitNinja protects over 5000 servers worldwide and we are effectively defending more than 50 millions incidents every week. Undoubtedly, we still see many “oldtimer” attack types between these incidents such as (D)DoS , SQLi , XSS , etc. However, by analyzing this data, we found these are the top cyberattack types we see today: Brute force Mirai botnet Hexa botnet WordPress attacks Reflection attacks More automated tools Cryptocur...
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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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New security feature against phishing sites
Boglarka Angalet

New security feature against phishing sites

Cybercriminals can easily attempt to break into shared hosting environments to use their resources for different types of attacks. Phishing is one of the most irritating forms, where the provider, the website owner and all of their visitors are affected. These attacks also highlight the responsibility of hosting providers, and that’s why we have just launched BitNinja’s new anti-phishing feature, to give a new weapon in your hands for fighting the hackers. Why phishing? Phishing is quite an old-school hacker technique, which seems to never go out of fashion. Since the technique simply...
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New Feature is Available: FTP CAPTCHA
Eniko Toth

New Feature is Available: FTP CAPTCHA

We’d like to start this year with a great announcement. Our purpose is to help make your servers safe and your service reliable. Your customers’ satisfaction is as much important for us as it is for you. That’s why we created a brand-new feature in order to make BitNinja more convenient for your users. This new module is called FTP CAPTCHA and it allows your visitors to remove their greylisted IP addresses when an FTP connection is opened. What is the reason behind creating the FTP CAPTCHA? If a greylisted IP wanted to connect to a BitNinja-protected server, the visitor could validate he...
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2018: The Year in Review at BitNinja
Boglarka Angalet

2018: The Year in Review at BitNinja

As we look back now, it is amazing to remember all the things we achieved together and all the threats BitNinja saved us from since the start of the year.  Here’s a five minute summary of what we have been up to in 2018.  Hacker-free new year to everyone! See you in 2019! Thank you for an amazing 2018! First of all, we’d like to say thank you for your engagement and support all around the year. You inspire us to achieve the best security solution available, to develop our community and to deepen our knowledge of every aspect of cybersecurity.  Thanks...
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