Is your website protected with a Secure Sockets Layer? If you don’t have the “https:” prefix on your site, then the answer is probably, “No.” Unfortunately, this might cause problems getting and retaining visitors in the near future. In fact, Chrome users will get an SSL warning in 2017 which may hurt your site’s performance. Continue reading “Chrome to Label Sites as ‘Not Secure’ and How You Can Avoid It”
The GreenGeeks Lab is always busy working on new innovations to make our hosting cutting-edge and to provide more value for our customers. I’m happy to announce that GreenGeeks is now able to offer 100% PCI Compliant Web Hosting.
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As part of our ongoing mission to improve security on our hosting platforms here at GreenGeeks, we’ve made some changes to encryption and security technologies that we support for sites which use SSL certificates (aka HTTPS). These changes include both SSL’s purchased through GreenGeeks and 3rd party SSL certificates installed on hosting accounts.
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Anyone who owns and operates a website needs to consider good practices for security. Even the smallest of websites are often targets for spamming attacks or phishing pages. You should never assume that your site is too small to go unnoticed by the criminal element.
Without proper security, innocent blogs can be turned into weapons for identity theft and eCommerce sites can reveal confidential customer data. All it takes is the smallest of exploits and someone can wreck havoc. Continue reading “This is What You Need To Do Now to Secure Your Website”
As more of the real world becomes integrated with the Internet, the threats continue to rise. Aspects of life that were once thought of sacred and safe can easily be turned into a weapon. Even the most innocent of devices can be used for nefarious purposes.
Many organizations around the world are working hard to prevent against hackers by improving protection. Unfortunately, those with programming skills are still wreaking havoc on a worldwide scale. Continue reading “10 Reasons Why You Should Worry About Hackers in 2017”
It’s October, and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s cyber security awareness month. That also means it’s time to pay closer attention to what security in the digital world means to you.
From managing a website to keeping your devices protected, cyber security is an important facet in 21st century life.
Today, we’re looking at the top 11 ways poor security in the cyber world can harm you. We’re also going to show you how to get around those kinds of problems in the first place. Continue reading “Top 11 Ways Poor Cyber Security Can Harm You”
Is your company sending out bogus emails to people around the world? It could be, and you may not even be aware of it. Every day, millions of people around the world are subject to email fraud of some kind. Even if you don’t open messages or click links in questionable emails, it doesn’t mean your company may not be suffering from fraud. Here are five ways this practice is costing your business. Continue reading “5 Ways Email Fraud Is Costing Your Business And How To Protect It”
A data breach can be very unnerving to any online business owner. It’s easy to feel violated when unauthorized individuals start poking around in your database. What’s worse is that many people don’t realize there has been a data security breach until well after the fact. While it’s difficult to identify some forms of access, there are signs you can watch for that may show you when someone has accessed your files and there are things you can do to make your web pages unhackable. Continue reading “7 Deeply Upsetting Signs Your Data Has Been Tampered With and How to Prevent It”
You get an email from someone you trust with a link. After clicking it, you’re suddenly taken to a website that tries to download and install unwanted files. Sometimes, your screen could be filled with pop-up advertisements all related to pornography. This scenario is quite common on the Internet, and it may be difficult to keep yourself completely shielded. After all, the message could have been from your grandmother. Continue reading “You Clicked On What? 5 Practical Tips To Protect Yourself From Email Scams”
Developing website security is akin to a Yin-Yang relationship. The more hackers attempt to gain access, the stronger security becomes. The greater the security, the harder the criminal element tries to gain access. It’s an ongoing process where one entity constantly tries to surpass the other. Continue reading “How to Make Your CMS (Content Management System) Truly Hack-Proof”