Bots Plague Ticketing Industry

Bots now account for 39.9% of all ticketing traffic, mostly originating in North America. While bots are a problem across many industries, the ticketing industry has experienced a dramatic increase in such traffic over the past couple of years. And much of that bad traffic occurs in our own backyard, with 85% of bots launched […]

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I Spun up a Scalable WordPress Server Environment with Trellis, and You Can, Too

Share this: A few years back, my fledgling website design agency was starting to take shape; however, we had one problem: managing clients’ web servers and code deployments. We were unable to build a streamlined process of provisioning servers and maintaining operating system security patches. We had the development cycle down pat, but server management […]

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Booter Boss Interviewed in 2014 Pleads Guilty

A 20-year-old Illinois man has pleaded guilty to running multiple DDoS-for-hire services that launched millions of attacks over several years. The plea deal comes almost exactly five years after KrebsOnSecurity interviewed both the admitted felon and his father and urged the latter to take a more active interest in his son’s online activities. Sergiy P. […]

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Mobile Threat Report Commentary: Mobile Malware is Not Going Away

Employees use their mobile devices to be proactive and stay connected in both their personal and work lives. The movement to the cloud has allowed employees to check email, download documents, and share information that may contain sensitive information, even when they’re not on an enterprise network. Businesses must protect their enterprise environments and combat […]

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Coinhive cryptocurrency miner to call it a day next week

The service became notorious for its use by ne’er-do-wells looking to make a quick buck by hijacking the processing power of victim machines to generate virtual money Coinhive, a cryptocurrency mining service that rose to infamy after it began to be co-opted for cryptojacking campaigns in 2017, is shutting down. In a short blog post […]

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10 Real-World Reasons Designers Should Know SEO

For web designers today, creating a website can mean a whole lot than just functionality, usability and aesthetic appeal. Today, every new-born website requires a thorough integration of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) protocols to become crawlable and get indexed by search engines such as Google. A good website can attract great amounts of traffic. However, […]

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Crypto Mining Service Coinhive to Call it Quits

Roughly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity published a lengthy investigation into the individuals behind Coinhive[.]com, a cryptocurrency mining service that has been heavily abused to force hacked Web sites to mine virtual currency. On Tuesday, Coinhive announced plans to pull the plug on the project early next month. A message posted to the Coinhive blog on Tuesday, […]

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