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Major SMS Company Hacked

Atlantic.Net is providing this security advisory as a news item. We want to reassure our customers that Atlantic.Net does not use any of these exploited products internally or in any of our service offerings.

On 27th September 2021, U.S. telecom giant Syniverse filed to the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission that they had been hacked. There is a good chance that you have never heard of Syniverse, but if you live in the United States and you have a cell phone, it’s extremely likely that your SMS data flows through Syniverse systems.

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How to Install WordPress with SlickStack on Ubuntu 20.04

Many applications enable automation and configuration management, including Ansible, Puppet, and Chef. However, all those applications require in-depth knowledge and a lot of configuration to implement in a production environment. This is where SlickStack comes into the picture. SlickStack provides an easy-to-use shell script to deploy the modern web stack.

SlickStack is a free and open-source LEMP stack automation script created by LittleBizzy. It simplifies the installation of WordPress and other PHP-based CMS software with a single command. You can use SlickStack to set up a lightning-fast WordPress site. SlickStack takes care of all modern SEO specs and optimizes scores in GTMetrix, SSL Labs, Security Headers, Google PageSpeed Insights, and more.

SlickStack script will install the following modules:

  • WordPress
  • Nginx
  • OpenSSL or Let’s Encrypt SSL
  • MySQL
  • Redis
  • Adminer
  • Postfix
  • ClamAV
  • UFW Firewall

In this post, we will show you how to install WordPress with SlickStack on Ubuntu 20.04.

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Top 10 Linux Distributions

Richard Bailey October 1, 2021 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

The Linux Operating System is one of the most popular OSes available today and is built into a huge number of products you may not have expected to find it in. The Android Smartphone software runs on the Linux Kernel, and macOS runs on a heavily modified version of Unix (which is also based on the Linux Kernel).

Linux thrives in the business server market and is heavily utilized in Cloud Computing. It’s frequently used for virtual cloud instances, Kubernetes clusters, and Docker Containers due to being lightweight and super reliable.

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How To Create a New User and Grant Permissions in MySQL8 on CentOS8

MySQL is one of the most popular database management systems around the world. This open-source database management system helps you to store, organize, and retrieve data. MySQL comes with a lot of options that allows you to grant specific permissions to databases based on user needs.

In this post, we will show you how to create a user and grant permissions in MySQL 8.

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Top 10 Remote Management Tools

Dr. Rachael Bailey September 21, 2021 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

As the global coronavirus pandemic has caused a shift (perhaps permanent) towards remote working and learning, the remote management of IT systems is crucial. Our new work culture means that having remote access to our business or organization’s computers and network is not only desirable but essential.

So, what are remote management tools, and how do they work?

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What is Required for HIPAA Compliant Software?

Alexander Wise September 20, 2021 by under HIPAA Compliant Hosting 0 Comments

When choosing which software to use for their business, healthcare organizations must assess whether the software is HIPAA compliant. Many software providers meet HIPAA Security Rule requirements by implementing safeguards to keep patient data secure. However, there’s more to HIPAA-compliant software than security. There are certain requirements that must be met by software providers before they can be considered HIPAA compliant.

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What is an SSL Certificate?

Chelsea Fieler September 19, 2021 by under VPS Hosting 0 Comments

SSL/TLS certificates are an essential security detail of any trusted website and a crucial business requirement for eCommerce websites that expect to generate revenue via a trusted website platform.

The basic function of an SSL certificate is to provide secured communications between the web server and the website user. The SSL certificate gives you the padlock at the top of the browser. It guarantees that the data being served is the data intended by the provider.

However, if you look closer, you will see that there is more to SSL certificates than their surface-level function.

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How to Install Zeek Network Security Monitoring Tool in Ubuntu 20.04

Zeek, formerly known as Bro, is a network security monitoring tool for Linux. It is a free, open-source, and flexible tool that sits on a “sensor,” or cloud platform, and observes network traffic. Zeek monitors and records connections, the volume of packets sent and received, attributes about TCP sessions, and other metadata that is useful for analyzing network behavior. It helps you trace complex events across multiple flows and protocols with ease.

In this post, we will show you how to install the Zeek network security monitoring tool on Ubuntu 20.04.

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How to Install and Setup Apache Spark on Debian 10

Apache Spark is a free, open-source, general-purpose framework for clustered computing. It is specially designed for speed and is used in machine learning to stream processing to complex SQL queries. It is capable of analyzing large datasets across multiple computers and processes the data in parallel. Apache Spark provides APIs for multiple programming languages including Python, R, and Scala. It also supports higher-level tools including GraphX, Spark SQL, MLlib, and more.

In this post, we will show you how to install and configure Apache Spark on Debian 10.

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