Friday, May 21, 2021

How to Recognize Phishing

 What is Phishing

One of the oldest hacking techniques. It is also one of the simplest, and, surprisingly, one of the most effective. Most people do not even suspect that anything is amiss when under phishing attacks because they do not realize what it is or how it works

Phishing is all about deception. Hackers impersonate other people or entities in a attempt to gain your trust and get you to reveal sensitive information such as credit card numbers and passwords. Alternatively, the hackers will try to get you to download damaging malware and spyware that then collects sensitive data and sends it back to them

Most phishing attacks are random and wide spread, designed to target a large group of people with the hope that some victims fall for the trap. However, there are two more distinct forms of phishing:

Spear Phishing

In this case hackers target a specific individual for a variety of reasons. These may be partners, work colleagues, friends, and relatives, or prominent people. 91% of Cyber Attacks and the resulting data breach begin with a spear phishing email, according to research from security software firm Trend Micro

Whale Phishing

In this case hackers target specific individuals that are prominent and stand out in society. These may be CEOs of major companies, celebrities, or politicians, among others. Because of the people who would have access to large and sensitive data bases “Whales” are carefully chosen for their access within the company. The goal of a whaling attack is to trick a CEO or Executive into revealing personal or corporate data, often through email and website spoofing

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Complete Python Resources

 Tutorials, Codes, Videos, Cheat Sheets, Validators

Python Solutions For Your Everyday Need

 A Complete Resource for Python Developers Including Cheat Sheets, E-books, Script Codes, Validators, Videos, Development tools Python Code Library and more

Python is a high level general purpose programming language that emphasizes on readable codes. The Python syntax was created to help programmers complete coding projects in as few steps as possible. Especially when you compare Python to other languages like C++ and Java

 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Important Factors when choosing a Hosting Company

 

Choosing the Right Hosting Company

Listing Key Factors and Features

How to Choose a Web Hosting Provider

Are you faced with this decision

Website Hosting is an extremely complex and competitive service. 

You will find information on each point with the intent to help you with this decision

 

Friday, April 16, 2021

What Are Website Backdoors, How to fix

 

Impact of Website Backdoor Infections

Backdoors can cause severe damage to your website. And you are very likely to suffer some or all of the following consequences
• You lose potential customers by being redirected to a malicious site
• Mysterious popups on your web pages that asking visitors to download software
• Spam emails are being sent out from your Website / Domain Name
• Files are being stored such as pirated films, TV shows, software... This can also slow your Website
• Hackers can steal credit card information or medical records
• Hijacking of your advertisements. Or displaying their own ads, and profiting from your traffic

Do You Actually Have A Backdoor?

 

Monday, April 12, 2021

Glossary of Terms

 

Friday, April 9, 2021

What Is The htaccess File - How do I use it

The .htaccess file in Apache is a list of commands that allows Server configurations at the directory and subdirectory level. Using this file enables you to configure website permissions without having to altering Server configuration files. You can set 404 error pages, control the server's configuration, modify the default settings, password protect directories, redirects, deny users based on IP and more

Advantages of .htaccess file

Reads all requests. Because .htaccess files are read on every request. Any changes made in these files take immediate effect. Opposed to the main configuration file which requires the Server to be restarted for the new settings to take effect. It can effectively manage user access based on the preference. Sets directory level configurations. Can increase SEO efforts

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Safer Surfing Tips and Unsafe Browsing Habits

 We are all guilty at times of overlooking the need for online safety
How many times have you Clicked on “Agree” without reading the terms (and installing some great malware). Downloaded files from questionable websites. Doing online shopping with that free public WiFi. Using simple passwords, because you think no one is watching

There are many ways you can put yourself in trouble online, but some of these habits are common mistakes we can change with very little effort. Are you guilty of any of the below examples? If "Yes" try our solutions, they could just save you from some very big trouble

 Some of the most common unsafe browsing habits and tips to help protect you

Thursday, March 25, 2021

DNS Hijacking, DNS Redirecting, How to Prevent it

 DNS based attack is not something the average World Wide Web user would know about. But this can be a serious online threat. To learn about DNS hijacking or redirecting you first need to understand what DNS is and how it is used with the Internet

 How Does DNS Hijacking Happen

DNS is highly decentralized. No single DNS Server contains all the IP addresses and Domain Names for the whole Internet. Your request will travel across a multitude of DNS Servers before you see your results

DNS hijacking is the practice of redirecting DNS queries. You send out a query but a third party steers the query the wrong way. As a result, a false IP address is used and the wrong website is shown in your Browser

Sometimes a different website that looks exactly like the web page you wanted is shown
This is known as phishing scams. Hackers create fake copies of a website to extract critical information

But In most cases, DNS Redirecting is more annoying than harmless. When you type the Domain of a website that does not exist you would normally see a 404 Error Message

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Best Hosting Review Websites

 Almost all "Best Web Hosting Reviews" found online are not review sites at all. Learn how to spot these fake review websites and how you can do your own comparison when shopping for a great web hosting company

The World Wide Web is inundate by literally thousands of "Best Review" websites. These sites can have a massive impact on the perception about a product or service. But most people do not know that the large majority of these review websites do not review anything. They are nothing more than "Affiliate Websites"

Best Hosting Reviews

How can you tell if a hosting review site is just another affiliate website?
Even some are the biggest name Websites like CNET and Business.com are nothing more than Advertisement Websites

Affiliate Programs

Why does almost every website, blog, YouTube video with the "Best Hosting Websites" seem to recommend just a handful of Hosting Companies?

Those Companies pay the highest affiliate commissions

Most of the biggest hosting companies have affiliate or payout programs
(This is why they need you to sign up for at least a year, They have to pay out their commission)

Below is a short list of Affiliate companies:
BlueHost $65 per referral
Host Gator $50-$125 per referral (depends upon sign up volume per month)
Squidix $25 per referral
MDDHosting $15 per referral
Fresh Roasted Hosting $15 per referral
MonsterMegs $20 per referral
DreamHost (not an EIG company) - $30 for month to month and $97 for annual referrals
LiquidWeb (not an EIG company) - $60 per referral
GoDaddy (not an EIG company) - 30% commission

Most of the above sites are EIG* companies

The Endurance International Group (EIG) formerly BizLand owns over 70 web hosting companies
This includes BlueHost, HostGator, iPage, FatCow, Domain.com, IPower, A Small Orange, etc. There’s nothing wrong with owning a bunch of brands, but not having honest reviews by honest Reviewers is just bad businesses. This company grows by acquiring new brands continuously to stay on top of the "Best of" and "Top 5" lists out there on the Internet. It’s a public company, feel free to check it out for yourself

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Best Product Review Websites and Why They are Fake

Do you know that the large majority of Review websites do not review anything. They are nothing more than "Affiliate Websites"? They are basically advertisement websites that contain links to companies that pay out for new customers. Read further to learn how to identify phony review sites and how to carry out your own comparisons when buying any product

 Spotting That Fake Review Site

Are you finding similar "Best Reviews" websites? Are they all reviewing the same products or companies?

When reading the reviews do you notice similar word groupings and writing styles?

This often means the reviewers are either copying information or that the reviews were all written by the same person. Yes we have seen as many as 12 different websites all written by the same person

Check if the outgoing links on the "Reviewed Products" include an affiliate tracking code. If so anything appearing on the site is based not in truth, but in what is most likely to generate sales

If everything on the website is nothing but advertising disguised as impartial reviews, then they have no expectation of having visitors return, and consequently no risk of anyone questioning the integrity of the reviews

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Thursday, February 11, 2021

Why all Businesses need SEO Marketing, with Tips and Tricks

 

SEO performance is more than just a few keywords with an Ad. SEO should include brand outlooks, how your brand feels and how it is capable of fulfilling your customer's needs. You should also include your businesses information pages such as Blogs, the navigation and the delivery of the content is also important. Employing the right strategies SEO marketing can be the best advertising you can use. Putting your Business far ahead of your competitors

 SEO is Important

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

What Is FTP or SFTP - How Do I Use It

 Connecting via FTP

To connect to your website with FTP you will need to input the required information as list below

Profile Name
This is just a reference name for your website

Host Name or Address
The name of the Server you will be connecting to. Usually this will be your Domain Name. But could also be IP numbers

User Name
The username for your FTP account

Password
The FTP password created for you during sign up

Monday, February 8, 2021

cPanel vs. Plesk Which One is best for You

 

What Is a Hosting Control Panel

This gives you a Browser based interface to manage your hosting account. The interface is a graphical user interface so no coding is needed. It allows you to do most of the complex system admin processes in just a few clicks from the Admin interface

Most Popular Control Panels

When it comes to which control panel you should use for controlling your website, the debate usually comes down to the 2 most popular

Plesk vs. cPanel

These 2 GUI Panels have been the industry standards for administrative web panels, and they give you the best options when it comes to managing your websites

Let’s take a look at these two control panels and then do a comparison to see how they stack up against each other

 

Bootstrap 4 Resources

 

Helping You to Build Mobile and Responsive Websites

With Cheat Sheets, Class Reference, Utilities, Tutorials, Templates

Bootstrap 4 Components
Bootstrap 4 Galleries
Bootstrap 4 Tutorials
Bootstrap 4 Videos
Bootstrap 4 Examples

Bootstrap 4 is a powerful framework that has taken web development, especially front end development to the next level. Containing HTML, CSS and JS components for creating forms, buttons, navigation, drop-down menus, modals, layout and so much more

This is very advantageous for developers because it allows them to focus on the features to be implemented in their application. And thanks to these necessary elements provided by Bootstrap it saves a lot of time and effort in designing great websites

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Wordpress Resources

 

For Individuals, Developers and Professionals

WordPress Resources References and Information

We have created this list of useful links to help you develop and expand your WordPress resources
If you know of any other links that should be listed here please drop us a note and let us know
Thank you - RSH Web Services

What is WordPress?

WordPress is web publishing software you can use to create almost any type of website or blog

Since it's released in 2003, WordPress has become one of the most popular website building platforms on the Internet today

 

 

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Joomla Resources

Tutorials, Codes, Videos, Cheat Sheets

Complete Guide of Useful Resources for Joomla

Joomla is one of the world’s most widely used open-source full-featured Content Management System (CMS). It is supported by a large community of enthusiasts and powers nearly 2.5 million active websites and its popularity is growing day by day

Free, Robust, Open source CMS with Unrestricted rights to use for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. You are allowed to modify, distribute or can even enhance it so that other developers can also benefit. Joomla's primary focus has been on usability and extensibility since its initial release in 2005

Know of any other great websites that are using Drupal?
Or any Drupal Resources
Drop a link and help us expand our list

 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Why do you need an SSL Certificate?

 The strongest argument for switching to HTTPS

You are making your website more secure

Although there are limits to HTTPS.

It is not a web application firewall
It is not going to stop your website from getting hacked
It is not going to stop phishing emails getting sent
If you’re using a Content Management System (CMS), like WordPress, or you have any other login where you host any kind of sensitive data
Then setting up a secure HTTPS login is the best precaution you can take
HTTPS is the basic price of security. It is the very minimum you can offer your visitors
Aside from security, HTTPS also will provide your visitors a trust factor

HTTPS offers the base level of website security

Switching to HTTPS is fairly straightforward for smaller websites