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Four of the Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st Century and What We Can Learn from Them

Unfortunately, we live in a world where we hear about data breaches in the news almost daily. In recent years, the frequency and scope of high-profile cyber-attacks have grown to include some of the largest and most seemingly secure businesses and organizations. Let's explore a few of the most famous data breaches of the 21st century, along with the important lessons they've taught us about security. From there, we can gain a better understanding of how to keep sensitive information safe in today's online environment. 1. Equifax One of the biggest data breaches in recent history occurred in July of 2017 when Equifax—one of the largest credit reporting bureaus in the country—was hacked. Some of the sensitive information that was leaked included: Social Security Numbers Home Addresses Birth Dates Drivers' License Numbers Credit Card Data This particular attack was eventually traced back to a vulnerability in one of Equifax's web pages. Unfortunately,

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Physical Security Features to Look for When Choosing a Server Host

When you're shopping for a dedicated server, the hosting company you choose can make a world of difference in your overall experience. There are many priorities to keep in mind when choosing a dedicated hosting company, from security and speed to reliability and technical support. From a safety standpoint, one aspect that is commonly overlooked is the importance of physical, on-site security. Why Does Physical Security Matter? It's no secret that security is key when choosing a dedicated server for any application. Technical security features, such as standard DDoS protection and data encryption, can provide you with much-needed peace of mind when making the decision to utilize a dedicated server. However, physical security features are just as important because they help to prevent data breaches and keep your sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. Top Physical Security Features to Look for in a Dedicated Host So, what kinds of physical security features should you

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Dedicated Servers for Streaming Live Video: What You Need to Know

Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of live video streaming. If you enjoy producing any kind of live video or audio content, having a reliable hosting platform on which to deliver it is a must. This is where having a dedicated video server can come in handy. Let’s take a closer look at live video streaming and how to choose the right hosting plan for you. What is Video Streaming and How Does it Work? Live video streaming platforms allow you to record and broadcast video and audio feeds in real-time. This has become increasingly popular, especially with the recent rise in live multiplayer video games. b  However, many businesses are also taking advantage of live video streaming as a means of garnering attention on social media and other platforms. For example, a business may choose to put out a live video stream

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Five Ways a Dedicated Server Can Help Your Business Reach Success

These days, your business needs a strong online presence in order to compete. And when it comes to hosting your business website, you have plenty of options to choose from. But with so many choices – from shared and self-hosting to dedicated server plans – how can you know which is best for you? While each company's needs will vary, most business owners would agree that a dedicated server is a great choice – especially if you want your business to have the resources necessary for long-term growth and success. Let’s take a look at some of the ways a dedicated server can improve your business. 1. Provides an Added Layer of Security No matter what industry your business operates in, there's a good chance you deal with sensitive data and information on a regular basis. This is especially true of eCommerce businesses, as they frequently collect customers' personal data and payment

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Top Trends in DDoS Security for 2019

It's no secret that distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have been on the rise over the past several years — not only in frequency but in size as well. In fact, even some of the most seemingly secure servers in the world, including the United States Library of Congress server, have fallen victim to large DDoS attacks in the past. Unfortunately, DDoS attacks are here to stay, so now is a good time for all website owners and administrators to make sure they're as protected as possible. By having a better understanding of how DDoS protection works and what today's top trends in DDoS security are, you can reduce your risk of falling victim to one of these potentially devastating attacks. What is DDoS Protection and How Does it Work? When a DDoS attack is deployed, a huge influx of fake web traffic floods the server of the targeted website. When a server doesn't have DDoS protection in place (or has inadequate protection), this illegitimate traffic can slow the server

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Cybersecurity Threats to Be Aware of in 2019

These days, we constantly hear about new data and security breaches; there's a good chance that within the past few years, your own personal information has been compromised as a result of a web-based attack. However, with so many types of cybersecurity threats lurking around the Internet, it can be difficult to keep up. What are some of the most pressing threats to be aware of in 2019 — and what steps can you take to protect your information (and your users')? Top Security Threats to Watch Out For This is by no means an exhaustive list, but there are four main cyber threats to know about. Software Subversion This type of attack is nothing new — but it is expected that a significant rise in these types of attacks will occur in 2019 and beyond. Specifically, a software subversion attack occurs when hackers identify and exploit security flaws, most often in open-source software

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Best Games to Run on a Dedicated Server in 2019

For millions of people across the globe, gaming is a fun and exciting pastime that allows the player to escape reality into a world of their own. Unfortunately, many gaming servers can end up being limited, leaving players without the option to fully customize their game environment or game-play experience. When you're serious about gaming, having a dedicated gaming server can help take your experience and performance to the next level. With a dedicated server through ReliableSite, you can make the most of your gaming experience every time you log on. And while the options for games are nearly endless, there are a few great games to consider running on your dedicated server in 2019. Minecraft Minecraft has been one of the most popular games for many years, and it doesn't show any signs of losing popularity anytime soon. Minecraft is a creative game that allows players to use blocks to build different things and go

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What Is a DDoS Attack and How to Prevent It

There are few things as difficult to deal with as a DDoS attack. While a DDoS attack is fairly common, that's actually a major part of its danger: it's a brute force attack that can be hard to both identify and defend against. Here's everything you need to know about a DDoS attack and how to prevent it from bringing down your website or servers. What is a DDoS Attack? "DDoS" stands for Distributed Denial of Service, which merits some explanation. When a device requests something from a server, a server needs to consume resources in order to respond to that request. Under a DDoS attack, a large number of devices are used to initiate requests from the server all at once. This is the distributed component to the attack. When a server encounters a sustained barrage of requests, it may either slow down or crash. A DDoS attack is

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New Year, New Dedicated Servers

Every year we see vast changes in the technological landscape. From new IoT endpoints to cyber security risks, companies need to proactively prepare if they want to remain effective in the year to come. As 2019 emerges, it becomes necessary to consider whether a new year might mean a new need for dedicated servers. Here are the advantages of upgrading to a dedicated solution. Cyber Security Threats Continue to Grow Hundreds of cyber security threats are released every day. These cyber security threats are usually targeting small businesses, rather than large enterprises or individuals. As the “Internet of Things” grows and mobile devices are more commonly used for critical business functions, it becomes easier for a system to be compromised. The best dedicated server hosting will also come with advanced security features, such as built-in DDoS protection. A single cyber security attack or intrusion can cost a company millions of dollars. It's

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Now Offering Unlimited Bandwidth

Are you unhappy with the bandwidth allowance your server currently has? If so, and if you have the need for a high amount, then you may want to consider making the switch to an unlimited bandwidth plan. Your current server might offer an unmetered bandwidth option, but if you want your allowance to be truly unlimited, then an unmetered plan probably isn't your best bet. At ReliableSite, we're proud to offer truly unlimited bandwidth plans, so you can use all the bandwidth your site needs without having to worry about overages or additional fees. Unlimited vs. Unmetered Bandwidth: What's the Difference? When shopping around for dedicated hosting, it's important to understand the difference between unlimited and unmetered bandwidth plans. Often times, people will use the terms interchangeably or assume that they're the same thing, but they're not. Unmetered bandwidth plans refer to plans where the amount of bandwidth you use is

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