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Month: October 2018

Securing Your Email from Cyber Attacks

There has been an alarming increase in the number of inquiries that we get on a daily basis from clients inquiring about recovering a hacked email or receiving a lot of spam mails. As an agency thriving in the digital age, we fully understand how important emailing is as most companies use this as a way of communication. Needless to say, sensitive and private information is being passed through this form of channel. Thus, it is our mission to educate and inform our clients of the various ways they can increase the security of their account.

Beware of Phishing Attempts

Phishing scam mails are those kinds of email that presents itself as a legitimate email from a brand or company that you may be subscribed to, but is really just trying to steal data and information from you. The recipient is tricked into clicking a malicious link where they are asked to log in or enter sensitive information. This may lead to an installation of a malware, or freezing of the system as a form of ransomware attack where they will use sensitive information about you, against you.

Example of a Phishing scam email and what to look out for

Check the email address of who sent it.

A legitimate business email should follow the user@businessname format without other random numbers or letters.

Trace back your actions

Most hackers will claim that the recipient did a generic action so it’s easier to fool the person. So before you panic after reading a spam email, make sure you trace back to your previous transactions and actions to double check the legitimacy of the email.

Do not click on any links

Towards the end of the email, you will be required to click on a link wherein you need to enter your credentials. DO NOT CLICK that link! Clicking the link allows the hackers access to your software.

If you ever receive an unsolicited email with a link asking you to enter your credentials, DO NOT OPEN IT. You can instead mark the email as spam, block the sender, and delete. Make sure that you only enter your credentials into official websites and apps.

Double-securing your email

If you want to make sure that your email is safe and secure from hackers, there are more advance ways to do this.

Enable two-step verification

Most email platforms have a two-step verification feature that allows the user to choose another verification step. Aside from the usual typing of your username and password, you have another option to receive a security code that you will receive via SMS, call, or a through another third party device. This feature may be an extra step but it is another way to keep your accounts secured.

Use unique password patterns

We often use passwords that are personal to us because it is easier to remember. But that is something that can easily be used against you because those are information that a hacker may have easy access to (especially on Social Media!). It is also not advisable to use one password for all your accounts because well, for obvious reasons. If you want a foolproof and unique password for your multiple accounts, you may opt to use a password generator. Software like LastPass has a password generator that can provide random letter and number combinations. It also serves as a vault for your passwords so you don’t have to worry about forgetting them. The app can easily be downloaded on your phone or installed as an extension to your Chrome browser.

Email scamming and hacking is very rampant nowadays that is why we strongly advise everyone to be careful and vigilant with whatever content and information you receive online. Always remember to double check so as not to fall victims to email phishing and hacking.

If you clicked on a malicious email and is now facing software issues, our Tech Support team can help you address any tech concerns. You may call us at (02) 490 0000 or email our team at support@imanila.ph

5 Pinoy-Made Apps You Need to Download Now

Smartphones have changed the way we use our mobile phones. Now our phones are not just for texting and calling, but it has also become essential in the way we interact and transact in our day to day lives. Mobile applications have allowed us to pay for goods through e-wallet apps, book transportations, and even shop through our apps.

While most of the apps we enjoy are foreign-made, Pinoy-made apps didn’t fall far behind. Pinoy-made apps were customized to make our lives easier. From an app that aims to make your commute life more convenient, to a gaming-app that wants to entertain you during lunch time, here are 5 Pinoy-made apps you need installed on your phone.

Sakay.ph

Sakay.ph app is probably every commuters best friend. Sakay.ph allows every commuter to navigate through the city via different public transportations. They show various modes of transportations trains, buses, jeepneys, P2P, UV express, shuttles, and even the Pasig River Ferry. Once you’ve downloaded the app, all you have to do is input your current location and your destination. Sakay.ph will then show you all the different modes of transportation and routes you can take, including the travel time, and cost of travel. It’s also available on both Apple app store and Google Playstore. Commuting has never been this easy with sakay.ph

Paydro Live

You better brush up on your general knowledge because this app will test you to your limits. Unlike other trivia game apps, Paydro is more involved as it has a livestream host who asks the question. The game goes live every day at 12:30 PM. All you have to do is answer the trivia question within a given time, and if you are one of the lucky winners who is able to answer all questions, you get to split the grand prize with other winners in the end. The average prize is around 20,000 – 35,000 per game but in the past, it has reached up to Php 200,000, and an even bigger prize of Php 1,000,000 if they are able to reach 100,000 players in one game.

LawJuan

With LawJuan, you’ve literally got the law in the palm of your hands. This app provides lawyers, legal researchers, legislators, and the law enthusiast in you, access to over 15,000 laws of the republic of the Philippines. You can even access the files even without any internet connection. Whether you need help studying for an exam or just want to familiarize yourself with our laws, LawJuan is a must-download app for everyJuan!

Project Noah

The weather can be crazy here in the Philippines; one time it’s crazy hot and the next it’s raining like there’s no tomorrow. Good thing there’s an app that can help you monitor weather disturbances so you can plan out your day ahead. Project Noah allows you to get updates on rain and weather outlooks for different local cities.

Looloo Philippines

Tired of eating at the same old place? No matter how much you love eating at your favorite restaurant, you have to admit that sometimes you’ll want to go at some place new. Looloo Philippines was made to help you explore new places that you’ll love. This app isn’t just for the food lovers- it’s for everyone. You can explore new restaurants, gimik-spots, bars, and all other top-rated places in the Metro. You can also review places so you can let other people know how awesome that place is. While recommending a place to your friend can earn you credits and points that you can use to further enjoy your time.

Got an awesome and crazy app idea? We can help you turn your ideas into reality. Simply shoot us a message at https://imanila.ph/lets-talk/ or you may also call us at (02) 490-0000.

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A good hosting provider should be able to provide you with a reliable, top-performing, and stable website. Essentially, web hosting is where you store all files that you upload on your website.  You need to find the right hosting package for your website because if not, there is a tendency that it will overload. And if your hosting server is down, so is your website. So how exactly do you know which type of hosting package you need for your website? Will you be needing a shared or dedicated hosting plan? Here are some things to consider:

Shared web hosting

With shared web hosting, a certain number of users or organizations share one physical server. Each of them has an assigned amount of disk space and bandwidth that they can utilize. This type of hosting plan is a popular choice for its cost-effectiveness as it is much cheaper than the dedicated web hosting. Even though everyone in a shared web hosting server shares the resources, they cannot access each other’s accounts or websites so it ensures data safety and security.

Imagine living in a condominium, shared hosting would be you renting a unit on the second floor with other tenants. And you’re all sharing one elevator access to go to your respective units. One con for this is since you have a shared elevator, other tenants might be using the elevator more than you do so you take more time to reach your unit or your data might take more time to load for your website. You should go to a hosting provider who knows how to properly manage their shared hosting servers so the bandwidth is equally distributed amongst “tenants”.

Ideal for who?

  • Small to medium enterprises
  • Personal bloggers
  • Websites with less than 20,000 visitors per month.

What’s also important for these types of websites is that they are able to update the content frequently. This type of hosting plan should be enough for your website as it does not require any customized server configurations or complex technicalities on its features.

Dedicated server hosting

For this hosting plan, your website is the sole owner of a physical server. This means that all of the disk space and bandwidth of that particular server is all yours. The good thing about having a dedicated server is that you have a full control and flexibility on customizing your server and choosing your software so you can adjust your website based on its requirements.

Using the condominium analogy again, a dedicated server is like renting the whole floor of a condominium where you have access to a private elevator. You have the freedom to use that elevator however many times you want to use it in a day.

Ideal for who?

  • Corporate websites with hi-res videos and images
  • E-Commerce websites with a thousand plus expected web traffic
  • News portal websites that upload multiple daily content

Although it is much more expensive compared to a shared hosting server, this type of hosting entitles you to your own unique IP address. Moreover, this type of plan is perfect for businesses that handle extremely sensitive transactions and requires enhanced security features or specifications.

 

Now that you have an idea about these two types of hosting plans, it’s time for you to decide based on your requirements. Now if you are looking for the best hosting provider who can provide you with the best reliable hosting services, turn to iManila! We can provide both shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting services for your website! Our hosting plans are affordable yet guarantees 99.95% uptime and availability. Check out our plans here.

For more inquiries, contact our 24/7 Customer Support at +63 2 490 0000 and +63 917 847 6005 or email us at support@imanila.ph

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