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Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Hackers are effectively using combosquatting to trick users into visiting malicious websites: Study- Technology News, Firstpost

Hackers are using a technique known as combosquatting to trick users into visiting malicious websites. The attackers buy a domain name that sounds …

Georgia Tech

Keyword Rankings Are Meaningless: Learn How to Grade Your SEO

Measure organic success with relevant metrics.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many business owners and managers, you probably test the effectiveness of your SEO campaign by Googling the keywords you think are most important to see if you show up on the first page. …

Google Search

RedBoot: A new ransomware that can encrypt and repartition your hard drive-permanently

The newly discovered RedBoot ransomware can alter master boot records, change partition tables, and encrypt files. The worst part? Early analysis …

Chrome users must watch out for this new feature to stay protected online

Google Chrome cracks down on HTTP web pages in a big yet small way.<p>Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers today with millions of users …

New ransomware spotted as targeting healthcare industry

Researchers from security firm Forcepoint have discovered a new, off-the-shelf ransomware variant dubbed Philadelphia that is targeting the …

New ransomware only decrypts files if victims can reach high score on bullet hell game

Most people know how ransomware works; after it infects a machine, the malware encrypts files, or the entire system, and the decryption key will only …

Ransomware

Top 3 Myths about Ransomware- debunked! - Cybersecurity Insiders

UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and the National Crime Agency on a joint note have lined out the top 3 myths about ransomware which are …

6 common enterprise cybersecurity threats and how to avoid them

At the 2017 Midmarket CIO Forum, Brian Hill of Computer Forensic Services explained how to protect your company from threats such as ransomware, …

Cerber surpasses Locky to become dominant ransomware menace

Ransomware-as-a-Service is a hit with the tech illiterateCerber eclipsed Locky as the most common ransomware pathogen doing the rounds in the first …

Social Issues

Your Action Plan for Addressing Ransomware

In 2017, ransomware, the use of weaponized encryption to block access to a computer system or service until a ransom is paid, is all the rage among …

38% of consumers affected by ransomware pay up

Consumers are increasingly being targeted with ransomware, and many of them are paying up, according to Trustlook.<p>Since the beginning of 2016, …

MongoDB Ransomware Impacts Over 10,000 Databases

Attackers are exploiting misconfigured open-source MongoDB databases and holding them for ransom. The ransomware attacks against MongoDB were first …

Threat Spotlight: LovxCrypt Ransomware

Introduction<p>A ransomware infection can affect both home users and business organizations. It can result in financial losses if you pay the attacker …

Cybercrime Tactics Techniques: Q1 2017

SPONSORED BY<p>A deep dive into the threats that got our attention during the first three months of the year - and what to expect going forward.<p>The …

Information Security

Over 36,000 Computers Infected with NSA's DoublePulsar Malware

DOUBLEPULSAR, one of the NSA hacking tools leaked last Friday by the Shadow Brokers, has been used in the wild by ordinary hackers, who infected over …

Tips to Help You Boost Your Organic Traffic

Improving the impact of your internet presence is a challenge and starting to boost your organic traffic can be the most difficult part. Sometimes, …

What percentage of websites use Google Tag Manager? What are they tracking? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The top 20 tags from the top 200 marketing sites.Digital marketers track all kinds of things using many different tools. Tools such as Google …

HTTP vs HTTPS: How Security Affects Your SEO

It has been over 2 years since Google let us know that securing your website would be a rankings factor yet many sites are still not using https. …

SEO

Your Daily SEO Fix: The Keyword Research Edition

Back in 2015, we had an epiphany. Every day, via every channel, you — our readers, subscribers, community members, and social followers — would ask …

SEO

“Why Page Speed is So Important to SEO” via Jon Henshaw [PODCAST] by @rinadianewrites

Kelsey Jones and Raven Tools co-founder Jon Henshaw talk about why page speed affects SEO, the pros and cons of AMP, and how a mobile-first index …

Forgetting to Upload Your Disavow File

Uh oh. Of all the mistakes to make when moving your site from insecure HTTP to totally safe HTTPS, forgetting to upload your disavow file is one of …

Proof That On-Page SEO Is More Important Than Ever

The SEO gods have a good sense of humor.<p>Back when Google and other search engines first were created, there wasn’t much to SEO. You just needed to …

Optimizing for Mobile Search: A checklist to improve local SEO

Mobile devices now account for nearly 60 percent of all searches. Are your local sites and landing pages in the best position to show up in the SERPs …

Mobile Devices

Make Your Blog Successful in 2017 – A Complete Checklist to Improve Everything

Do you ever feel as though you are just spinning your wheels with your blog? You invest time, money, blood, sweat and tears, but that doesn’t always …

Hold your horses: Google Algorithm just got updated, what to do?

Imagine this for a while. You spent all your energy, and somehow you managed to bring your website to Google’s first page. You finally sleep with …

12 Tips and Tricks For Keyword Research

You may already know about keyword searches, and what tools to use. But there is a lot more ground to cover when it comes to working with this part …

AdWords

New, unconfirmed Google ranking update ‘Fred’ shakes the SEO world

The webmaster and SEO community, along with the automated Google tracking tools, all show strong signs that there was a Google algorithm ranking …

SEO