Data Protection

How to recognize and remove malware

Malware removal: how to recognise, remove, and prevent malware

Practically every PC user fears Trojan horses and computer viruses. Security is paramount if you are managing sensitive data or setting up a server. You need a comprehensive security concept to protect yourself against insidious malware. It’s helpful to know the different types of malicious software that exists, and how to combat and safely remove them.

ModSecurity Apache module on a cloud server with Ubuntu

Use the ModSecurity Apache Module on a Cloud Server with Ubuntu 16.04

ModSecurity is a free web application firewall (WAF) which is a simple, powerful way to protect a server against web-based malware and hacking attempts. Learn how to install ModSecurity and the officially-recommended OWASP Core Rule Set (CRS) which will protect a server against malware and hacking in the form of SQL injection, session hijacking, cross-site scripting, Trojans, and many other forms...

Password protect a directory with Apache

Password Protect a Directory with Apache

Learn how to password protect a directory using Apache's basic HTTP authentication. This method will allow you to set up a restricted area of your website which will require a username and password for access.

PrestaShop – the modular system for e-commerce

PrestaShop: the shop platform with HQ in Europe and Miami

The search for the perfect software to meet your requirements of design and functionality for e-commerce can be a long and tedious affair. Some platforms just don’t quite give you the design you’re after, while others might look great but lack important shop functions like flexible payment methods, legal certainty, or optimisation for mobile devices. PrestaShop was developed especially for...

Alternatives to Google

Google alternatives at a glance

Numerous companies and nonprofit organisations offer web search services beyond the Google algorithm. The competition is usually stuck with an outsider status when it comes to their alternatives to Google but they also present interesting approaches and innovative business models that don’t necessarily rely on the advertising industry. The trend toward anonymous web searches is also starting to...

Microsoft Exchange Zero Day Attack

Microsoft Exchange Zero Day Attack

On March 6, Microsoft pointed out vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange software. IONOS had already learned of the vulnerability on March 3 and immediately applied updates provided by Microsoft to all Exchange systems it operated itself in order to eliminate the vulnerabilities. IONOS systems were not affected by the attack wave.

What are session cookies?

What are session cookies?

What are session cookies and what’s their purpose when surfing the internet? Compared to regular persistent cookies, session cookies are temporarily stored on a device. That means once you close down your browser, they are automatically deleted. Since these cookies are essential in order to browse websites, they are permitted under the GDPR.


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