Category: Internet

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Linux and Unix Shellshock Vulnerability

We recently learned about a vulnerability that impacts many common Linux and Unix platforms. This vulnerability, called Shellshock, could allow an attacker to gain remote access to systems or execute malicious code remotely. We want to assure you that GSWS has proactively applied the necessary security patches to all of our servers that could have...

September 26, 2014September 26, 2014by
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Business Continuity and the Cost of Being Down

This is the story of a company whose email and website services went down for roughly 24 hours last month (until completely resolved). They are a valued GSWS client, and these were not services GSWS provided, nor something we were responsible for. In fact, we were the ones who discovered the interruption and were brought...

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Target Hit by Credit-Card Breach

Target Corp. was hit by an extensive theft of its customers’ credit-card and debit-card data over the busy Black Friday weekend, people familiar with the matter said, in what appears to be a brazen breach of a major retailer’s information security.  The theft was national in scope and happened in stores, not online, and may...

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No security ever built into Obamacare site: Hacker

It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday. “When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white...

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Space Wars – Attack of the Clouds

Great article, explaining the benefits (and comparison) between Dropbox and Copy.com. Also gives atopis on how to get an extra space on either account at no additional costs. < Click Here For Full Article >

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The High Cost Of Cheap Hosting

Real good article, that takes in consideration the other intangibles (besides price) one should consider when looking for a good hosting solution. < Click Here For Full Article >

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Google Plans To Kill Its Popular Postini Spam Filtering Service

Google recently announced that Postini will be eliminated as a stand-alone service.  Postini customers are being asked to migrate to Google Apps in order to continue receiving Postini-like email protection. If you prefer not to migrate to Google Apps, consider migrating to the Barracuda Email Security Service.  BESS is an affordable cloud based service that...

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How to protect yourself from identity theft (for free)

It’s a bad time to be living in South Carolina if you value your privacy. A hacker struck the South Carolina Department of Revenue and stole 3.6 million Social Security numbers and data from 387,000 credit and debit card accounts. The sad part is that this was the third successful attack in two months! That...