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What do I need from Dynamic Net to be PCI Compliant

Author: ; Published: Jun 11, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

What are the services you need from Dynamic Net, Inc. once you’ve made the decision you want to have a fully integrated (i.e. the customer never leaves your web site) PCI Compliant hosting experience?

Maybe you’ve been one of our customers for years, and need to be PCI compliant for your eCommerce offerings. Maybe you’ve read Revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant, and decided you want care from a provider with high integrity as well as great security. Either way, you want to know the minimum requirements you need from us in order to get off the ground and become PCI Compliant.

LinkedIn 6.46 million leaked

Author: ; Published: Jun 6, 2012; Category: Security; Tags: ; One Comment

If you use LinkedIn (or have in the past, and never cancelled your account), change your passwords to be secure. Please make sure your password for Linkedn is unique; and go to the LinkedIn account settings page directly (do not use a ink from an email or another web page). The latest tweet from LinkedIN…

WordFence Security – K.I.S.S. approach to WordPress Security

Author: ; Published: Jun 4, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Security, WordPress; Tags: , ; 9 Comments

Over the past 17 years, I’ve found security can often be like a full squadron of obtrusive bouncers who make you want to leave before you get within 50 yards of the door.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a WordPress security plugin which was more like Dalton (Patrick Swayze) in RoadHouse who worked to have bouncers be as inconspicuous as possible; only coming out when needed, and only using what force was necessary to get the job done?

Sucuri Malware Labs and Linux Firewalls

Author: ; Published: May 31, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Managed Services, Security; Tags: ; No Comments

Daniel Cid and the Sucuri Malware Labs team do a great job at providing lists of IP addresses that can cause trouble.

Let me share with you a method to turn what they provide into a software firewall block list.

Your site is hacked, now what?

Author: ; Published: May 14, 2012; Category: Security, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , ; 11 Comments

For almost seventeen years now, we’ve been helping individuals as well as hosting providers with hacker clean up.

Please allow me to share with you some of that experience in terms of what you should do should you find your site is hacked.

Managed Hosting – What are they managing?

Author: ; Published: May 7, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Managed Services, PCI Compliance, Reseller Hosting, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

Are you being lulled into believing you are on a managed server when you rent your server from the likes of Rackspace.com and other data centers stating they are offering managed servers?

What does it really mean when a data center provider states they offer managed servers?

Revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant

Author: ; Published: Apr 30, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, Small Business; Tags: , , ; No Comments

If you want to accept credit cards online, then you need to be PCI Compliant, whether your business is brand new, or your business been established for centuries.

Over the years, we’ve helped various business owners and managers to become PCI Compliant.

To those who have not gone through the PCI Compliance process, the road to having their first PCI Compliance certificate can look long, hard, and daunting.

This article is meant to take away the sting, especially for first time business owners and managers, by revealing the process of becoming PCI Compliant.

WordPress Security Release – Upgrade to 3.3.2 ASAP

Author: ; Published: Apr 20, 2012; Category: WordPress; Tags: , ; No Comments

WordPress 3.3.2 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions.

Weak passwords and open doors

Author: ; Published: Mar 21, 2012; Category: Customer Support, Managed Hosting, PCI Compliance, Security, WordPress; Tags: , ; 9 Comments

Prior to today, my recommendation for creating secure passwords was to browse https://www.random.org/passwords/?num=20&len=12&format=html&rnd=new, and pick a random password.

The problem with this method is that it forces you to memorize something very foreign to you or to have a method to help you remember the password.

Did you know there’s an easier way to create secure passwords? Let me walk you through the thought process.

Why installing WordPress manually is more secure

Author: ; Published: Mar 19, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Security, Small Business, WordPress; Tags: , ; 2 Comments

Have you ever watched Restaurant Impossible or Kitchen Nightmares? Where you shocked to see some chefs merely reheating food in a microwave, using canned soup, and other prepackaged or precooked items rather than the chefs being chefs — cooking using fresh ingredients, and making meals from scratch?

A lot of the excuses from the owners, managers, and chefs focused around saving time, and what amounted to being penny wise and dollar foolish.

I guess after seeing those shows, I shouldn’t be surprised by how many WordPress users want a control panel or means to auto install WordPress for them in the fewest clicks possible with one click being optimal.

What’s wrong with an automated installation of WordPress?

Digging into local DNS resolution and APF

Author: ; Published: Mar 5, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Managed Services, Security; Tags: , ; One Comment

APF can hang on a server rebooting with poor to no local DNS resolution. Presented here is an S.I.M. add on module to bring up APF after the server has rebooted.

Cheap hosting Dirty Little Secrets

Author: ; Published: Feb 20, 2012; Category: Managed Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Small Business; Tags: , , , ; One Comment

Iron Chef, Michael Symon was on the Dr. Oz show sharing with viewers, Restaurant’s Dirty Little Secrets… What are some of the dirty little secrets cheap hosting providers do not want you to know?