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In the recent past, the website of the LA Times was compromised. At the same time, the blog site of Seagate, a renowned hard disc manufacturer, was also compromised. A closer scrutiny revealed that Apache web server program was being used to host both sites. A module was found to be the trigger in both cases. It allowed the insertion as well as the rotation of malicious iFrames. These affected all the website pages hosted through the servers. This particular iFrame is famed for redirecting users to other websites that host exploit kits. This will particularly target "Blackhole" hence the user's computer catches the malware. The existence of this malicious software has been known for quite some time. In fact, the information security community has even branded it "Darkleech."The first time such an incidence took place was during the month of August last year. This d... (more)

Cloud Computing: How It Affects Enterprise and Performance Monitoring

In recent times, cloud computing has played a dominant role in the industry. Whether you feel positively or negatively about it, it is undeniable that cloud monitoring, like any other component in your network, needs to be monitored – perhaps more than any other. To more old-fashioned solutions for monitoring, the cloud creates a number of obstacles: you do not have ownership of its hardware, it is not run on your network and when problems or glitches occur you have no control over them. Today there is a wide range of utilities to help you to manage your cloud computing, and the ... (more)

Cloud Computing: A Comparison of Computing Models

A simple definition of cloud computing is that it's a unique storage service that involves storage of data and software. With cloud computing, the person or company who enjoys the service is not fully aware of the location, storage facilities or configuration of the system used to offer the storage services. A good analogy to explain this concept is the regular power grid that supplies power to homes and businesses. The end user who enjoys the services is hardly aware of all the power generation and distribution devices and components used to deliver the service. Since its intro... (more)

Ten Tips for MySQL Users

MySQL, just like other relational databases, is complicated. It can jam at any time jeopardizing your applications or business without notice. Most MySQL malfunctions are due to common mistakes. It is essential to avoid these mistakes, often hidden by configuration trap or workload, to ensure that MySQL server runs effectively. Here are 10 tips to ensure excellent performance of the MySQL server. Profile your workload Profiling the server's workload is the best way to know how the server spends time. This exposes the most exclusive questions for tuning. Time is very essential h... (more)

Outdoor Marketing - An Added Business Feature

Marketing today has a different perspective. With the rising popularity of Internet marketing, the power outdoor marketing has on people has been neglected. Here's what you should do to get the most of your marketing campaign. Know Your Target Markets for Outdoor Marketing Developing  a plan of action that sets forth specifics of target markets locally and online is a good advice. Align this plan with a well organized territory map that defines the demographics and locations of the most advantageous possibilities for outdoor marketing. Plan where gazebos and marquees can be read... (more)