Website Security

Website Security

08/07/2017

Facebook is a commercial website. Every person who signs up to Facebook is worth $170 to Mark Zuckerburg. That is what your personal data and your acquiescence to be catalogued and targeted for marketing purposes is worth to Mr Zukerburg.Arvod is not a commercial website. We don't collect or use any visitor's data. We don't carry advertising or track you. While we do charge a very small subscription to fully access all the content, that is principally in order to limit the demand, because if we allowed unrestricted access to the most bandwidth consuming features the cost of hosting the site would skyrocket beyond our ability to pay for it.  So the subscription serves to limit access and additionally provides a contribution to the costs of hosting the site. Arvod is one of the most secure websites anywhere. From the start, it was created to use https protocol everywhere. That's the little green padlock in your browser bar. Traffic between your browser and the website servers is encrypted. Arvod is developed on an off-line server. From that server only html files necessary to view the site are created and uploaded to the online server. Any information you share with Arvod such as your subscriber details cannot be hacked because such information isn't stored anywhere on the site.  And the website cannot be hacked to serve any malicious purpose because there is no server-side code.  Any file you download from Arvod is safe.However just because it is a waste of time to attempt to hack Arvod, it doesn't follow that hackers do not waste their time.   Recently we were subjected to a concerted brute force attack that created hundreds of thousands of hits in a few hours.  This puts a strain on the server and is disruptive of legitimate traffic.  So we are now distributing Arvod globally through Cloudflare CDN in order to use their firewall and security features.   A CDN (content delivery network) works by caching copies of the site files on servers at multiple locations around the globe and by managing site traffic to find the most efficient route between user and server.  Now Arvod is faster than ever wherever in the world you are.Apart from this infrastructure development we have got some more galleries in process of editing.  Next up is the lovely Rebecca Bentley. 


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