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Author: Ben Stones

Introducing Website Security Bundles

Introducing Website Security Bundles

Online security is a hot topic nowadays, and for good reason. With major security incidents surfacing in recent years – like Heartbleed, Shellshock and POODLE – it indicates just how serious the security of an online business is in today’s online environment. As a website hosting provider, our customers’ security is of paramount importance to …

Intel announces new “Compute Stick” – a PC the size of a pen drive

Intel announces new “Compute Stick” – a PC the size of a pen drive

After reading the title, you’re surely thinking “…uh?”. We don’t blame you, we found ourselves needing to take a few moments to take it in too. At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015, Intel surprised quite a few people with their announcement of a new device the size of a pen drive that connects to your …

Apple announces new iMac with Retina display, Mac mini update and iPads

Apple announces new iMac with Retina display, Mac mini update and iPads

As widely expected, Apple has officially unveiled a new 27-inch iMac with Retina display, new Mac mini configurations and a thinner iPad Air at the company’s on-campus auditorium yesterday. The company has also announced the immediate availability of OS X Yosemite – the new version of the Mac operating system first announced at Apple’s World …

Shellshock Bash Vulnerability

Shellshock Bash Vulnerability

Shellshock is a vulnerability that has been discovered in Bash, which you are likely to know as the command line interface that you use to manage your Linux server through SSH. On a compromised system, hackers can utilise the Shellshock exploit to run malicious commands that can be used to give them full control of …

Reversible USB 3 “Type-C” connector complete, USB group announces

Reversible USB 3 “Type-C” connector complete, USB group announces

The USB 3.0 Promotor Group, which is responsible for the development of the USB 3 specification, has announced the completion of the next-generation “Type-C” USB 3 connector, which has been designed to bring the USB 3 standard up to date with the evolving changes in the consumer electronics industry. With consumer devices becoming ever more …

Google Now Favours Websites Using SSL

Google Now Favours Websites Using SSL

When Google announced it will start favouring websites that use SSL, it came as quite a surprise to many. Google is usually very quiet about how it ranks websites, but it clearly wants more websites to start using SSL, even if it is technically unnecessary. For this reason, Google broke their tradition on algorithm secrecy …