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Nova Scotia, Canada – DemoWolf, producer of video support tutorials for the web hosting industry, today announced that effective immediately, they’ll be providing their video tutorials to web hosting companies who want them in their websites, for free.

This announcement comes on the heels of DemoWolf implementing a new business model about a year ago. At that time DemoWolf moved away from custom branding their video tutorials and selling them to web hosting companies – a service they’d offered since DemoWolf’s inception in 2005 – to instead offering a membership service whereby hosting providers could sign up to embed their video tutorials into their websites for a monthly fee.


This latest announcement however, seems to take their business model change to am entirely new level. Although there continues to be paid membership plans with more options, DemoWolf now offers a free plan that still allows companies to embed their video tutorials into the knowledgebase or support pages of their websites.

“After years of struggling to find the best model for our business, we feel we now have the formula, and the right pieces in place to continue bringing high quality video tutorials to market” says Rob Moore, president of DemoWolf. “Now every hosting company can offer our video support tutorials to their customers, absolutely free!”

The kicker as they say, is the video tutorials served through the free plan will have a short 5-10 second video ad play before the support video plays. Recognizing that DemoWolf’s members are typically web hosting providers, they will not allow ads for other web hosting or competing companies to display through their ad network. All ads will have to be approved by DemoWolf before being added to the network. In addition, ads will be a maximum of 10 seconds long, and will show a “timer” indicating when the ad will be finished and the main video can begin.

DemoWolf claims that their video support tutorials save hosting companies upwards of 80% in support costs. Instead of a hosting client calling or submitting a ticket to their hosting provider with basic questions, they can instead search for an answer online, and be presented with a video tutorial that will walk them through their solution.

About DemoWolf
DemoWolf currently has over 450 video tutorials covering many aspects of web hosting, and the most commonly asked questions by hosting customers. Topics include help videos on cPanel, Plesk, domain and DNS issues, email client setup instructions, FileZilla and other FTP client instructions, WordPress, and much more. DemoWolf also provides several free tools to help get their videos into members’ websites such as WHMCS, ClientExec, Blesta, HostBill and WordPress plugins and modules. For more information, you can contact DemoWolf by visiting their website at https://demowolf.com/contact/ or by calling their Halifax-based office at 1-902-225-7459.

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Rzeszow, Poland – HostBill, a billing and automation software for web hosting industry, has just recently introduced new integration: Comodo SSL module, that joins the list of over 500 integrations that HostBill currently provides.


Comodo SSL module for HostBill is a professional SSL management tool that enables you to download, sell and automatically provision Comodo SSL certificates in a fast and convenient way. Thanks to a variety of automation features provided by HostBill, selling and managing the certificates could not be easier and more hassle-free. The certificates are issued, synchronized and renewed automatically. Customers can easily view certificate status and manage, download or reissue certificate within few clicks of a mouse from our intuitive client area. The customer will also have the ability to choose and resend the approval email. The admin has detailed knowledge and control of the certificate issue process, account lifecycle and billing operations in admin panel, which also gives easy access to download available certificates from Comodo.

More information about the module can be found at: https://hostbillapp.com/products-services/comodossl/

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You have to hand it to cloud vendors — they have incredible marketing. If you are new to infrastructure hosting, you might be forgiven for thinking that the cloud is the only option, that anything else is just so last century. In reality, dedicated servers remain the go-to infrastructure platform for many experienced engineers. Why? Because dedicated servers are cost effective, offer unbeatable performance, and, most importantly, control. A dedicated server is just what it sounds like: a powerful computer with on-board processors, RAM, and storage, located in a data center that provides power, cooling, and redundant connections to the Internet. Cloud platforms use virtual servers, on top of which they layer a hypervisor, guest operating systems, and the user’s software. Dedicated servers are sometimes called bare metal servers because your operating system and software run as close to the physical hardware — the bare metal — as possible. There are good reasons for a virtualization…
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More than 53,000 cyber security incidents took place in India last year, as per a report by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). The report was submitted to Indian Parliament by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, where he mentioned that these cybersecurity incidents included website intrusions and defacements, virus and malicious code, phishing, scanning and probing, ransomware, as well as denial of service attacks. “As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a total number of 44679, 49455, 50362 and 53081 cyber security incidents were observed during the year 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively,” wrote Ravi Shankar Prasad in a reply to Rajya Sabha (Indian Parliament). The current data shows that the cyberattacks are rapidly increasing every year. While the rise in cyberattacks was low in 2016, it tripled in 2017 when compared to 2016. “With the proliferation and vast expansion of Information Technology and related services, there is a rise in instances of cybercrimes including financial frauds, using bank cards and e-wallets in the country like elsewhere in the world,” he added. As per the data by NCRB (National Crime Record Bureau), over 9622, 11592, and 12317 cases related to cybercrime were registered in 2014, 2015, and 2016, respectively. Indian government has taken several legal, technical and administrative steps to control cybercrime. In 2014, the National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) was established for the protection of critical infrastructure in the country. ‘Digital India’ campaign is among leading initiatives by the Indian Government to develop the country. It is empowering Indian citizens by enhancing connectivity, improving electronic delivery of government services, etc. However, the more India is moving toward digitalization, the more is the increase in cybercrime. Also read: Bitcoin price drops below $9000, following cryptocurrency ban in India Apart from NCIIPC, the government has set up cybercrime cells in all states and union territories.

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As the open-source community completed a decade of existence, GitHub released a report which reveals the top open source project trends for 2018, on the basis of contributors, visitors, and star activity data. Today, GitHub is used by millions of developers to share code and build business. It isn’t just about the code (like all things in life), it’s the people that keep the project moving forward and alive along with the community of users. TensorFlow/TensorFlow (24k) and Microsoft/vscode (15k) had the most number of active repositories in 2017. While Kubernetes/Kubernetes was the most discussed repository in the year. GitHub is home to open source projects written in 337 unique programming languages, especially JavaScript. Java, the second most popular language on GitHub in 2016, has been replaced by Python in 2017. Below are the top open-source project trends to look out for in the year ahead. Cross-platform development GitHub revealed that cross-platform/web development showed the highest activity growth in 2017. It was the most contributed, most visited, and most starred project. The cross-platform development leads to easier development process and enables deployment across desktop and mobile platforms in lesser time. As per the data, Angular/angular-cli repository saw the highest growth, with a 2.2 time increase in contributors in 2017, as compared to a year ago. Deep learning & Machine learning Artificial intelligence, especially its deep learning category, drove the interest of a number of users. The deep learning projects like Keras-team/Keras and Mozilla/DeepSpeech were the most contributed projects in 2017. The visitors for TensorFlow/TensorFlow in 2017 grew 2.2 times from 2016, while TensowFlow/models visitors grew 5.5 times. The popularity of image and speech recognition, and other such technologies among enterprises, is contributing towards the implementation of deep learning. Machine learning, the practice of teaching a computer to learn, attracted users to the repositories, including scikit-learn/scikit-learn and keras-team/keras. While Tensorflow repository provides scalable machine learning using data flow graphs, scikit-learn offers machine learning in Python language. New skills The repositories which were designed to teach new coding skills ranked third in the list. Users starred a lot of projects related to getting coding jobs, learning to code, and coding best practices. Like, Chalarangelo/30-seconds-of-code and norvig/pytudes helped users with code examples in JavaScript and Python, respectively and helped users gain fluency in them. There were more coding skills which guided users with ways to pass software engineering interviews, and in picking up or brushing existing skills. Also read: Top 12 open source tools for sysadmins in 2018 Apart from these trends, the code editing, containerization, development, and design also saw growth in 2017.

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Lazarus Group, the North Korean hacking group responsible for WannaCry ransomware attack last year, is back again with a new campaign targeting crypto currency and financial organizations. The new campaign, dubbed HaoBao, has been discovered by cybersecurity researchers at McAfee. From April to October 2017, the Lazarus Group posed as Hong-Kong based job recruiters and targeted individuals with malicious emails in English and Korean language. Using these malicious emails, Lazarus accessed the environment of victims, and obtained insights to key programs. Now, the hacking group is using its phishing-emails-experience to attack bitcoin users and global banks. They send the emails with a Dropbox link attached to them. hxxps://www.dropbox.com/s/qje0yrz03au66d0/JobDescription.doc?dl=1 This Dropbox link contains malicious payloads, present in the document as encrypted string arrays. When auser click on the link, the payloads are decrypted in memory, written to disk and launched in sequence. Simply said, if the user clicks the link, a malware is installed on the system which scans the computer for cryptocurrency activity. In case, some activity is detected, it establishes a secondary implant to gather data for long-term. “The dropped implants have never been seen before in the wild and have not been used in previous Lazarus campaigns from 2017. Furthermore, this campaign deploys a one-time data gathering implant that relies upon downloading a second stage to gain persistence. The implants contain a hardcoded word “haobao” that is used as a switch when executing from the Visual Basic macro,” wrote Ryan Sherstobitoff, McAfee Analyst in a blog post. The attached documents in the emails had the last author named ‘Windows User’, and it was created using Korean language resources on January 16th. McAfee noted that a few more documents with the same author appeared between January 16 to January 24, 2018. Also read: India faced over 53,000 cyberattacks in 2017: CERT report Lazarus has a history of malicious activities and cybercrimes. Along with the WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled banks, hospitals and other business in May last year, Lazarus Group is also said to be involved in hacking Sony Corporation in 2014.

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