Hosting Security Update

Today we have reconfigured our servers to block all traffic who’s traffic returns China as their geographic point of origin. I took this decision because every single day our server reports malicious hacking attempts (which we consequently block) from addresses in China. Whilst this is not anything close to a fully fledged cyber war (as the media would like it reported), I would rather not have my inbox filled up with these notifications. We also receive a high number from Russia and Iran, so for safety sake I have also blocked these addresses too.

I decided on this action to protect both my own and my customers websites and emails.

I may also be of interest to note, that some clients had already requested, and consequently implemented on a ‘site only’ basis.

Matt Porter

Managing Director

Posted in Web Hosting

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