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Don’t let a web server attack ruin your holiday spirit – or your online revenue

What gadgets are on your wish-list this year? Doing some or all of your shopping online to take advantage of great deals or save time? You’re not alone, and according to some estimates more than 60% of people in the U.S

Risks of forgoing security outweigh the cost savings

When operating a small or even a medium sized business there are certain technologies your business can not do without – no matter what market your business is in. However, because of their size, many organizations forgo purchasing these essential business functions due to budgetary reasons. Depending on the type of technology, the organization may be able to get by without these tools, but there are technologies that no organization can do without.

Why attack Twitter?

The recent high profile attacks on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook may give us a glimpse into the underground world of spammers, crackers, and those who style themselves as 'bot-herders'. As you're probably aware Twitter is a social networking site that allows users to generate short messages or 'tweets' which are then disseminated throughout the internet to a larger audience. The service started only a few years ago and since then its usage has exploded partly due to its high profile involvement in such recent events as the Iranian presidential election protests