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Brute-Force Attacks Continue to Target Customers

Over the past several days we have seen a sharp increase of brute-force attacks on our system. These attacks attempt to gain access to customer accounts that have weak passwords. While these attacks are nothing new – our Security team identifies and defeats dozens of them every day – this current wave is sophisticated and […]

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Tips for Keeping Your Online Accounts Secure

Posted: 2-21-2013 in Go Daddy Online Security, News, Resources by betsyc

Our Chief Information Security Officer, Todd Redfoot, recently penned a post for Elliot’s Blog and it’s so awesome that we thought we’d share the info with you. Knowing that an outside party accessed one of your accounts can be incredibly frustrating and exhausting. But there are practical steps you can take to protect your accounts […]

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Site Scanner: Answers to Your Top Questions

Posted: 2-7-2013 in Go Daddy Online Security, News, Resources by betsyc

The world of Internet and website security can be a confusing one, I know. Fortunately, I also know a thing or two about Site Scanner, which checks your site for vulnerabilities and tells you if there’s ever a problem. I often get questions on what Site Scanner can and cannot see. Here are answers to […]

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Beware of a Possible Phishing Attack

Posted: 1-24-2013 in Go Daddy Online Security, News, Notifications, Resources by betsyc

In an effort to keep you in the know, and to help prevent you from clicking a malicious link, we want to show you the most recent malware scheme we’re seeing. The email looks like this: Send any suspicious emails you receive as an attachment to phishing@secureserver.net. For more information on how to handle external […]

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Phishing Attack Affects Some Customers

In an effort to keep you in the know, and to help prevent you from clicking a malicious link, we want to show you the most recent malware scheme we’re seeing. The email looks like this: Send any suspicious emails you receive as an attachment to phishing@secureserver.net. For more information on how to handle external […]

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DNS Attack Affects Some Customers

We have detected a small number of customers who have malicious DNS entries on their domain names that are hosted with us. Currently, we are diligently working to identify all the affected customers so that we can reverse these malicious entries. Once we find an affected customer, we send an email that explains what happened, […]

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Malware Removal Script for Plesk Users

Posted: 11-9-2012 in Go Daddy Online Security, News, Notifications, Resources, Web Hosting by betsyc

There’s a Malware Removal Script for Parallels® Plesk that fixes a potential vulnerability that could allow attackers to remotely compromise a Plesk server. This update is recommended for all versions of Plesk, except clean installations of 10.3 +MU#5, 10.4 and 11.0. You can find instructions at http://kb.parallels.com/en/115025.

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6 Things to Keep You Secure Online

Posted: 11-7-2012 in Go Daddy Online Security, News, Notifications, Resources by betsyc

Malware and phishing attacks can happen to anyone. Whether it’s a blatant attack on your personal email account, or an inconspicuous link you clicked, there are six things you can do to prevent malicious attacks: STOP clicking links in your email. That unfamiliar company that sent you a confirmation email receipt for a product you […]

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DNS Attack Targets Some Customers

We recently emailed some of our customers about an attack that could affect their Virtual Private Servers or Dedicated Servers. There is a misconfiguration causing their DNS servers to answer queries from any host (this is also called recursive DNS queries). Attackers use this misconfiguration to perform DNS attacks against other Internet services. For more […]

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Recent Joomla! Compromise Might Affect You

Posted: 9-7-2012 in Go Daddy Online Security by betsyc

We are noticing a string of Joomla! compromises, and we wanted to share some details for those running the Content Management System (CMS). This current exploit is affecting the following versions of Joomla: 1.6.x 1.7.x 2.5.0-2.5.2 2.5.4 all earlier 2.5.x versions The compromise begins with the attacker registering a user, and then escalating that user’s […]

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