Stephen Johnston, Author at Security Boulevard

What is Cryptocurrency Mining Malware?

Cryptocurrency mining malware is typically a stealthy malware that farms the resources on a system (computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices connected to the internet) to generate revenue for the cyber criminals controlling it.  Instead of using video game consoles or graphics card farms, these particular cryptominers are using the ... Read More

What is Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is best thought of as a digital currency that only exists on computers. It is transferred between peers (there is no middleman like a bank). Transactions are then recorded on a digital public ledger called the “blockchain”. Transaction data and the ledger are encrypted using cryptography. That is why ... Read More
What is a DDoS Attack & How to Stop It

How to Know If You Are Under DDoS Attack

Nowadays, the term DDoS probably raises the heart rate of most webmasters. Though many don’t know exactly what a DDoS attack is, they do know the effect: an extremely sluggish or shut-down website.  In this article, we’ll focus on how to know if your website is under attack and how ... Read More
How to Offer Your Clients Website Security (It’s Easy) #NCSAM #BECYBERSMART #DOYOURPART

Opening the Conversation about Website Security

The responsibility of ensuring that a website is protected falls on the website owner, but the security expectation may fall on the web service provider too. As a professional, you are the trusted party and first point of contact. Much of what your clients learn about web technology and security ... Read More
Website Security for Agencies, Web Designers & Developers

Sucuri Can Help Secure Your Client Websites

At Sucuri, we understand that most web professionals and web agencies ultimately need to make their clients part of the decision-making process for choosing to secure their sites. Overall, website security sounds like a good thing, but how do you position the value of Sucuri’s website security to clients who ... Read More
What is a DDoS Attack & How to Stop It

How to Know If You Are under DDoS Attack

Nowadays, DDoS is a pretty recognizable term. Though many webmasters don’t know exactly what a DDoS attack is—its method is very subtle to identify—they’re pretty sure it’s a bad thing. And that’s a correct assumption. In this article, we will focus on how to know if your website is under ... Read More

Malware vs Virus: What’s the Difference?

There appears to be a general misunderstanding among internet users about the difference between malware and viruses. The two terms are often used interchangeably and to an extent, this is perfectly fine. This article seeks to clarify the difference between them while helping to identify other common types of malware ... Read More

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