Author Archive | Stephen Marron

Blacknight @ Showcase Ireland

Showcase – Ireland’s Creative Expo®

Yesterday, Sunday 24th January 2016, accompanied by the IEDR, Blacknight attended Showcase Ireland’s Creative Expo®. On behalf of Blacknight, armed with merely a laptop and a PowerPoint presentation I spoke to a full house on the topic ‘Boosting your online business and success’. Presentation overview Search engine optimisation Content Management Webmaster tools & tricks Tips […]

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Christmas 2014 Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours 2014

While our servers might be working 24/7/365 our staff will be taking some time off over the Christmas holidays. So here are the opening hours for our offices over the Christmas break: Wednesday 24th 8:00AM – 3:00PM Thursday 25th Closed Friday 26th Closed Saturday 27th 9:00AM – 5:00PM Sunday 28th 12:00PM – 4:00PM ** Monday […]

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Is Your WordPress Site Participating In Pingback Distributed Denial of Service Attack?

Is Your WordPress Site Participating In Pingback Distributed Denial of Service Attack?

Earlier this year, more than 162,000 unsuspecting legitimate WordPress websites were used for DDoS attacks within a few hours. The Problem Attackers abused the WordPress pingback feature allowing websites to cross-reference blog posts. By sending hundreds of spoofed requests per second to the /xmlrpc.php file making these requests appear to come from the target site, […]

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