Thomas Costello

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Shellshock Bash bug attack: what do you need to do?

 

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On Wednesday 24th September, 2014, The Red Hat security group released an important vulnerability announcement for bash. The security flaw, coined ‘Shellshock’, allows malicious code execution within the bash shell to take over an operating system and access confidential information. Additionally, Red Hat has warned that many programs that run bash shell in the background,


Join 123-reg as we hit the road!

 

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In July and August, 123-reg will embark on a number of free to attend events across the UK, aimed at helping you get the most from your online presence. Since we announced the tour, we have been inundated with interest and we want to give you the chance get your name on the list before


.uk –the new home for small businesses

 

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British web and mobile application development company App Haus focuses its efforts on developing mobile applications for all major devices and platforms. The business aims to make mobile technologies accessible to everybody; bringing ideas and concepts to life for small and large businesses. It is vital for the business that they have a domain that serves


Small Businesses must act now to secure themselves from GOZeuS and Cryptolocker malware

 

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Small businesses are being urged to take precautionary measures to protect their businesses online. We host over one million websites, and our advice for businesses is to treat these media reports seriously. The National Crime Agency is warning computer users that they have less than two weeks to protect against a ‘powerful’ computer hack that could


new gTLDS: A look behind the scenes….

 

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The past couple of months have been a very exciting time for both the domain industry and 123-reg. The start of the year saw the launch of new gTLDs and just 5 months into this online revolution we are already starting to become very familiar with new domain endings. We believe that gTLDs are going


Does your small business need a pay-per-click service?

 

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A website is vital for any business. Any business which trades online needs to complement their efforts with some form of online advertising. The greatest challenge for any small business is getting potential customers through to a website and then ultimately converting. A common mistake for businesses is the belief that having a website is


Is your comfort zone holding your small business back?

 

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A comfort zone is a behavioural state where one feels safe or at ease. This fairly common demonstrative position is not simply attributed to individuals but also to businesses. For many small businesses, sticking within a comfort zone is often easier than taking a leap of faith outside the norm but what opportunities is your


Everything you need to know about the Heartbleed Bug threat

 

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On 7th April 2014 a serious vulnerability in the open-source cryptography library OpenSSL was discovered. It was a severe memory handling bug in their implementation of the TLS Heartbeat extension, which is why it has been dubbed the Heartbleed Bug. The vulnerability has existed since December 31st 2011 and became widespread in March 2012 following


Why your business needs a new gTLD

 

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For any small business, one of the most critical decisions is choosing a domain name. For too long there were only a handful of Top-Level Domains like .com, .org and .net on offer for a small business, making this important decision even more stressful. As the internet has grown and more businesses and individuals have


Introducing Dot London: The nation’s capital domain

 

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In late 2013 it was announced that London & Partners, the promotional organisation for London, was successful in its application to set up and manage the new dot London domain name. Thanks to London and Partners, the capital will be one of the first major cities to launch its very own domain name. From 29th