Short URL: Mini Size but Maximum Security Risks

URL Shortner Security Risks

Researchers show that short URLs are vulnerable to brute-force attacks, as they offer a wealth of personal information.

Short URLs are used daily by millions of people, as these short hyperlinks are now part of the landscape of the web. But they are not immune to security concerns.  Martin Georgiev and Vitaly Shmatikov, a researcher at Cornell University Tech, found that shortened URLs are developed on a predictable syntax that can be searched and identified to attempt a personal data theft.  Short links are a combination of domain names and a mixture of 5 or 7 digits token, which we can say a congenital weakness.

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5 Ways Dedicated Server Hosting Can Improve Your Business Website

5 Benefits of Dedicated Servers

So, you want to create a website for your business? Great.

First things first, you need to decide on a suitable hosting server. When online, these hosting servers provide people the opportunity to access your website.

Alternatively, you could use your own server. But, think of the electricity bills, maintenance costs, and the overall expenses of buying a server.

Is it really worth it?

You can save time and money, by simply paying for a hosting service.

There are a vast range of hosting services to choose from. No matter your business type, there is sure to be a service suitable for you. By considering the advantages and disadvantages of all the different hosting services available to you, you can be sure to find one to meet your business needs. From shared hosting, to dedicated server hosting, to virtual private server hosting and many more, you have the pick of the lot.

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Cloud Application Security – Best Practices to Follow

Cloud Application Security - Best Practices to Follow

While migration to the cloud is accelerating rapidly, data privacy and security are forced to go beyond their limits. How do you know whether the data in the cloud is secure? and Which are the cloud applications that can be trusted? Suppose you are asked to develop new applications for the public cloud or migrate the existing apps. If there’s an IT security guy virtually keeping an eye on you and something goes wrong, you are going to be smacked down. Since developing apps for the cloud is intimidating, it’s essential that the application developers should be experts in cloud application security.

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5 Workloads to Migrate into the Cloud


Companies steadily move their mission-critical applications to the cloud. Here are the 5 priorities to consider while choosing what will your next step toward cloud computing.

Earlier, businesses are tame to cloud computing, but now they are realizing the advantages of the facilities and benefits offered by the cloud which they can derive to step into the next level. However, there is no question to migrate all resources in the cloud, but selections have to be made with regard workloads to migrate first.

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Moving Big Data into the Cloud – What’s the Big Challenge?

The Challenge of Moving Big Data into the Cloud

It seems that enterprises are taking slow steps to move big data into the cloud, but surely they haven’t stopped trying. The reason behind the emergence of big data has been the ancestors and architects – cloud computing and cloud data stores. Computing time and data storage are commoditized by means standardized technologies with cloud computing.

It’s been observed that several companies are currently using the public cloud often for applications based on SaaS. But the process of migration of big data and data warehousing to the cloud is quite slow in spite of the cost, elasticity and scalability benefits. The 2014 Gartner survey reveals that more than half of the businesses with big data programs reported using the cloud in any form.

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