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WordPress brute force login attacks at epidemic level

Published by on April 12th, 2013

Irish web hosting provider Spiral Hosting have today emailed all their clients to advise them of brute force login attacks targeting WordPress blog software. WordPress is the most popular blog publishing software and it’s used by millions of websites worldwide.   Peter Armstrong, Managing Director of Spiral Hosting explained, “There is currently a large scale … Read more ›

WordPress 3.0.5 Release and Security Fixes

Published by on February 8th, 2011

WordPress version 3.0.5 was released this morning. The new release includes a maintenance and security update which fixes two important security vulnerabilities. Spiral Hosting strongly recommend that all customers who use WordPress upgrade as soon as possible. We have seen a big increase in the number of websites being exploited because they are using out-of-date … Read more ›

Information on Release of Joomla 1.6

Published by on January 13th, 2011

Joomla released the much anticipated Joomla 1.6 earlier this week. The latest version of their content management system claims to have “more power, more control, and more options than ever before“. They’ve been bragging about it for a while. The good news is that it’s now available to install instantly via Installatron in your cPanel … Read more ›

Is Your Website Software Up To Date?

Published by on August 4th, 2010

Spiral Hosting are advising webhosting clients and our resellers to ensure that their website software is up-to-date and secure. We have noticed a recent increase in malware bots scanning websites on our servers looking for vulnerabilities in website software. Websites that use out-of-date software could have major security flaws and may be vulnerable to hacking … Read more ›

WordPress 2.8.5 Hardening Release Now Available

Published by on October 21st, 2009

WordPress 2.8.5 was released this morning. It includes new code to harden your WordPress installation and prevent exploits and denial-of-service vulnerabilities. We are asking all shared hosting customers and resellers to ensure all the software on their accounts is up to date. You can find out more information on the update on the official WordPress … Read more ›

Check Your Site Software for Updates

Published by on August 28th, 2008

There are major security bugs in some older versions of Joomla and WordPress. We are asking all shared hosting customers and resellers to ensure all the software on their accounts is up to date. If you are running Joomla, it should be version 1.5.6 to avoid any security risk. If you are running WordPress, it … Read more ›

Firefox 3 Release Redefines Web Experience

Published by on June 18th, 2008

The latest version of Firefox 3 has been released. Developed by Mozilla, Firefox is an open source web browser that comes highly recommended. Mozilla claim it is 2-3 times faster, and includes major updates including faster page rendering, enhanced security features, and a smart location bar which helps you to find webpages when you can’t … Read more ›

phpBB 3.0 Olympus now available

Published by on February 4th, 2008

phpBB 3.0 “Olympus” is now available to install on all shared hosting accounts via Installatron in your control panel. We recommend that all clients using previous versions of phpBB should upgrade. From phpBB.com: “Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.0 “Olympus” … Read more ›

Spiral Hosting rolls out Installatron

Published by on September 6th, 2007

Irish web hosting business, SpiralHosting.com today announced it has rolled out Installatron, which is available immediately to all new and existing web hosting clients. Installatron is an advanced auto-installer which plugs-in to the clients hosting control panel. It gives users the ability to install, upgrade, and manage a growing list of web scripts at the … Read more ›

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