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Is Simplifying IE Domain Rules a Bad Thing?

  As we mentioned yesterday there is an ongoing public consultation on simplifying the IE domain name registration policy. We think this is a very positive move and are supportive of it. However some people have contacted us to express their concerns. The proposed changes are fairly dramatic, though they’re not out of line with […]

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Why Office 365 Software as a Service (SaaS) Makes Sense for SMEs

Upgrade inertia is an old story when it comes to computers. Not just individuals, but organisations too are resistant to change. “Will this new system work with my existing business process?” “Why do we have to change anyway?” “Testing this will cost money and time!” “It ain’t broke – don’t fix it!” But with technology, as with everything, […]

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Watch It Again: Blacknight/Microsoft Webinar on Office 365

Last Thursday we held a live webinar in association with Microsoft Ireland, titled: ‘Office 365 & Security in The Cloud’. If you missed it, it’s now available here as a recorded video. The webinar includes a practical demonstration by Microsoft’s Jonathan Eustace of the Office 365 product suite, including key features of Outlook email with integrated […]

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Office 365: A Podcast with Jonathan Eustace of Microsoft Ireland [Audio]

On Thursday next, 8 December, Blacknight and Microsoft Ireland will co-host a free webinar titled ‘Office 365 and Security in the Cloud’. I’ll be co-presenting it, together with Jonathan Eustace, SMB Cloud Lead with Microsoft Ireland, and this morning we recorded a podcast together in preparation for the event. Click below to play the podcast, or download it here: […]

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Achievement Unlocked! Blacknight Now ISO Certified

One of the things we have always taken seriously is our customers’ security and privacy. Neither are particularly “sexy” or “exciting” topics, but they’re vital. They’ve always been important, but over the past couple of years more and more of the mainstream media are talking about security and privacy – and rightly so. As you […]

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Give Yourself A Lifeline With SiteBackup

Technology is a wonderful thing when it works. But unfortunately, no matter what you do things will go wrong from time to time. People delete files they shouldn’t, website updates go wrong. Basically Murphy’s Law is alive and well in the 21st century and if you don’t have proper backups of your website’s data, settings […]

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Warning – Phishing Scam Targetting Blacknight Customers

We have received several reports from customers of scam emails that purport to be sent by us. See example below: Subject: Domain xxxxxx.COM Suspension Notice Date: 03.11.2015 03:32 From: “Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd.” <abuse@blacknight.com.info> To: <shop@xxxxxxx.com> Dear Sir/Madam, The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. Abuse Policy: […]

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APWG eCrime Research Syncup Barcelona

I’ve been a member of the APWG for several years, but for a variety of reasons I’ve never been able to attend any of their events. The APWG was originally the “anti-phishing working group”, but its role and remit has changed over the years, as have the cybercrime threats that we all have to deal […]

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Hardening your WordPress Security

  WordPress Security is a big thing for us as we host a LOT of WordPress sites. Not having an up to date install can mean things can get exploited and hacked. This could result in spam emails being sent. Spam content put into your site and you may even see your site suffer in […]

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Heartbleed Security Bug Update

We posted on Tuesday about the Heartbleed security bug which was discovered in OpenSSL Once we became aware of the issue we immediately began checking for affected servers and patching them as required, our “shared hosting” server nodes were not affected as they were not using  the version of the software which contained the bug. […]

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