Drupal warns of mass SQL injection website hacks

As platform becomes the Australian Government standard. The security team for Drupal project is warning users that websites running unpatched installations of version 7 of the popular open source content management system (CMS) may be compromised by automated attacks. “You should proceed under the assumption that every Drupal 7 website was compromised unless updated or ...

Google is making SSL Certificates a bigger priority in search rankings

Google has just published an interesting blog post about SEO best practices on its Webmaster Central Blog, and one interesting detail is that Google is going to start ranking sites with SSL Certificates higher. Google is making this move because it believes in making the internet a more secure place, and a more secure web starts with more secure website ...

HTTPS as a ranking signal

Webmaster level: all Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Google Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google. Beyond our own stuff, we’re also working to ...

Optimizing NGINX and PHP-fpm for high traffic sites

After 7 years of using NGINX with PHP, we learned a couple of things about how to best optimize NGINX and PHP-fpm for high traffic sites. Below is a collection of tips and recommendations: 1. Switch from TCP to UNIX domain sockets UNIX domain sockets offer better performance than TCP sockets over loopback interface (less copying ...

Private crypto keys are accessible to Heartbleed hackers, new data shows

Four people have been able to see server keys and certificates in a test. Aurich Lawson / Thinkstock Contrary to previous suspicions, it is possible for hackers exploiting the catastrophic vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed to extract private encryption keys from vulnerable websites, Web services firm Cloudflare reported Saturday. As recently as yesterday, Cloudflare published preliminary findings that seemed to indicate that ...

OpenSSL Heartbleed exploit and what it means for you

At the start of this week there was an OpenSSL vulnerability that was made public which effectively allowed hackers to be able to dump 64kb worth of content sitting in the server memory. This memory is often used to store private keys and other private information. For those that are unaware, OpenSSL is the cryptographic ...

New Generic Top-level Domains Pricing

New Generic Top-level Domains The first of many new TLDs have arrived at QuantmWeb. We have launched sunrise registrations for the new domain extensions and have also begun accepting registrations for the Trademark Clearinghouse. Pricing (all prices displayed in AUD dollars) Pricing for each extension has two parts: a sunrise fee, and a one-year registration ...

General Availability for 7 new TLDs starts tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, February 5th, the first of many new TLDs will enter the General Availability phase at QuantmWeb Domains.   The following TLDs will open for registration at 11AM EST (4 PM UTC): .BIKE  .CLOTHING .GURU .HOLDINGS .VENTURES .PLUMBING .SINGLES     For complete pricing information, please visit our pricing page.    In addition, as of ...

Trademark Clearinghouse

The Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH) has been established by ICANN and is part of the measures to protect the rights of trademark holders during the launch of new gTLDs. It serves as a centralized database of trademarks. The purpose of the Clearinghouse is to accept records of registered trademarks, to validate these records, and then to ...

Launch Phases 2

Upon launch, new gTLDs will follow a cycle of different launch phases. While all TLDs will need to start their launch with a Sunrise phase for trademark owners, there’s more flexibility with the following phases. Below we have mapped a typical launch cycle you will likely see in most TLDs: Sunrise (60 days) Landrush General ...