CDNs: A Useful Tool in the Fight Against DDoS Attacks

Is your business’s website frequently targeted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks? When a DDoS attack occurs, it can cause a myriad of problems if ignored. The server on which your business’s website hosted will receive a flood of fake requests from various internet protocol (IP) addresses. All of these requests will consume the server’s resources,…

The Security Risks of Cloud Computing

There’s been a growing trend towards the use of cloud computing services. According to a report by Gartner, the cloud services market will grow 300% faster over the next two years compared to traditional information technology (IT) services. If you’re planning to jump on the bandwagon by purchasing and using IT services for your business,…

An Introduction to Read-Only Memory (ROM)

Random access memory (RAM) isn’t the only type of physical memory attached to your computer’s motherboard. Whether you own a desktop or laptop, it probably has read-only memory (ROM) as well. Unlike RAM, ROM doesn’t affect your computer’s performance. With that said, it’s still a critically important piece of hardware that can protect your computer…

Resident vs Non-Resident Computer Viruses: What’s the Difference?

Defined by their ability to self-replicate, computer viruses are a serious concern for businesses. If one of the computers connected to your business’s information technology (IT) infrastructure becomes infected with a virus, it may spread to other connected computers. The virus will essentially replicate itself as it spreads to other devices, thereby compounding the damage…

What Is Browser Hijacking?

Whether you use the internet for recreational or commercial purposes, you should take precautions to protect against browser hijacking. While some forms of browser hijacking are simply a nuisance, others pose a serious risk to your privacy as well as the security of your devices. The Basics of Browser Hijacking Web browser hijacking, or what’s…