Category Archives: Net Culture

Ransomware – this is how you beat blackmailers

These days, the definition of ransom isn’t limited to holding people hostage, but also computer data. The most recent example of ransomware is the “WannaCry” attack, which had a worldwide impact. So how should you deal with a digital hostage crisis? And what can you do to protect yourself from it?

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What to do if you have been hacked

You’re sitting in the office and you’ve just opened a weird attachment you thought was from your boss. It wasn’t – and now your computer is acting like it’s possessed, with strange pop-ups and unusual behavior. What do you do—panic? Pretend like nothing happened? Turn off your computer and hide until someone confronts you? Instead of the above, follow Norton’s checklist for what to do if you have been hacked.

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How the domain name system works: the big domain glossary part 2

Why does a website appear after entering the domain? Where are domain and website information saved and how are they connected? In this article, our big domain glossary tells you everything you need to know about the domain name system (DNS), root server and IP address.

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Phishing & Spam – how to identify fake customer communication via e-mail

Cyber criminals are using more and more treacherous methods to permanently damage web service users. A very popular method is through the use of fake e-mail that at first glance seems like real customer communication. These types of emails mimic service providers by sending alleged bills or other official-looking notifications to recipients who are then asked to follow a link to a website, where they are asked to provide sensitive information such as passwords or payment information. With this information, cyber criminals can access customer data for criminal purposes and inflict financial harm. There can also be hidden malware in attached files, which infect a user’s computer once opened. In recent cases, cyber criminals have evolved their tactics by sending phishing e-mails claiming to close a user’s account. Should the reader fall for the scam and enter their login information on a fake website, the email and password may end up being released to other spam mailing lists.

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3 Tips for the Digital Transformation of Your Company

Using a cloud infrastructure to improve business procedures is often the starting point of digitalization. Nevertheless: digitalization is an extensive change – the cloud just one part of it. To provide an overview to this complicated process, we’ve compiled some advice to keep in mind when pushing the digital transformation of your company.

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Three Web Hosting Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2017

“By 2020, the average person will have more conversations with bots than with their spouse.”
—Garner Research

Gartner makes a bold claim, but it’s understandable how the future of digital can change so rapidly in just a few short years. Now that we’ve looked back at the trends of 2016, we’re looking forward to the upcoming year and imagining what’s in store for the world of web hosting. To do this, we’re comparing Gartner’s Top Strategic Predictions for 2017 and Beyond with our own expertise to determine what we can expect for the next year of the hosting industry.

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A Look Back at the Top Hosting Trends of 2016

As technology continues to evolve and improve, so do the growing expectations of savvy web consumers. And when it comes to choosing a web hosting service provider, cost, flexibility, reliability and service aren’t just the first qualities that come to mind. Because the industry has grown exponentially in just a few short years, it creates a higher set of standards for consumer choices. But before we make our predictions for hosting market trends next year, we’re taking a look back at the most influential developments of 2016.

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Customer reviews – Which review sites are suitable for my company?

Many small businesses wonder whether they should allow online reviews from customers or not. If the answer is yes, the next question arises: How can this idea be realized? In this article, we explain which channels are best suited for reviews.

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Innovative Social Media Marketing: How to Use WhatsApp For Your Company

In order for your company to survive in the long term, you should address potential customers purposefully and stand out from the competition. That means not only relying on company profiles on Facebook and Twitter, but also taking more innovative steps in your marketing communication.  Have you ever thought about using WhatsApp as a communication channel? We’ll discuss the opportunities and risks.

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