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Explanation of Brief Outage

Today our team had a small issue with DNS that caused a brief outage for about a dozen of our hosted clients. We want to publish a brief explanation of this unfortunate event, which is now fully resolved. Earlier today our team detected a determined brute force attack against two of our clients. While these […]

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19% of Internet Uses WordPress, Host Yours With Us!

It was just announced that 19% of websites are powered by WordPress, a pretty amazing statistic for the 10 year-old platform.  At Nerds Hosting, the majority of our clients use WordPress, and we are also big fans of the platform!  Nerds Hosting has a unique service for our WordPress clients, and we invite you to […]

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How to Make Your Passwords More Secure

Apr 2, 2013
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The pursuit of better passwords is a constant uphill battle that we continually educate clients about. One of the biggest obstacles is that we’re all human, and we’re habitual by nature, so if we don’t train ourselves to use more secure passwords, we often find ourselves using insecure passwords instead because they are easy to […]

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How to Secure Your iPhone or Android Device

We often hear of the benefits of using smartphones, such as the apps, features, and capabilities that keep us connected, but we often encounter people who haven’t taken the proper steps to secure their smartphones. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your device isn’t tampered with.

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AppleID 2-step coming soon to other countries

With much fanfare many security-conscious Apple customers worldwide were excited at today’s headlines announcing Apple’s two-step verification, not to be outdone by other cloud providers and vendors. Google has had this feature for quite some time now. However, the feature is only available in the following countries: U.S., UK, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand In […]

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Increased WordPress Security for our Business Hosting Clients

Our team is constantly searching out new ways to help increase the security of our client’s websites on our Business hosting platform, and today we have rolled out a new security feature.  The majority of our clients host WordPress sites with us, and we also love WordPress sites!  However, it is very important to ensure […]

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Two New Levels of Hack Protection

In a world increasingly moving to the ‘cloud’, more and more of our data is becoming vulnerable to hackers. In the past week, Facebook, Apple and two high-profile Twitter accounts have been hacked, just to name 4 instances. There is no such thing as a hack-proof web server, but our team is working hard to […]

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Easily protect yourself from widget jacking

Do you roam with your laptop? Do you use hotspots or guest wireless networks? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you need to read this. I know what you’re thinking: Another security issue I have to worry about? Everything I’ve done to keep my computer safe still isn’t good enough? Not […]


How-to Video on Securing Facebook

Facebook’s active-user count is rapidly approaching one billion. The world’s largest social network, which has long been a popular target and platform for attackers, will only become a more relevant outlet for scams and other fraud as it continues to grow. While the target grows, so too does the need to secure our accounts. Kaspersky […]

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We Respect You, Your Data, and Your Privacy

Nov 26, 2012
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I was at a client site earlier today (home user). His hard drive is failing, so I let him know I would need to get one, and come back. He asked me to take his desktop computer with me and work on it over the weekend. I explained that we are not allowed to remove […]

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