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”
Did you know that in 2015, the average company experienced 160 successful attacks online every week? The GreenGeeks team thought this might be a perfect time to touch upon some of the things you can do to make your own website a little more secure. GreenGeeks offers several services to help with website security. There are also other things you can do to make sure you don’t fall victim to hackers, malware or other nasty things that can happen to blogs, ecommerce websites or anything else you host with us.
Keeping an eye on the security of your website and online data is a constant chore. Just because you believe you have the best plans and platforms doesn’t mean you should relax in your safety vigilance. What worked well a year ago may be obsolete thanks to new exploits. In many cases, merely adding a new device to your network could compromise the security of everything you hold dear. With that being said, what are some of the cyber security threats you should be watching for in 2016? Continue reading “Cyber Security Threats – The Top 6 Things You Should Be Aware Of This Year”
No matter how safe you think the website is, there is always someone trying to break into it. Whether it’s to distribute spam from your site or to steal personal information, hackers and bots may continuously smash against your security protocols. Unfortunately, some of these attempts may gain a foothold of your digital real estate. What can be done to make yourself truly unhackable? That really depends on the type of website you’re operating. We recently shared the 7 most commons reasons why a website can be hacked and how to protect it. Regardless of what your site focuses on, you should implement strong online privacy protection to reduce the risks. Continue reading “4 Things You Should Do Now to Make Your Web Pages Unhackable”
Virtually any website can become the target of a hack. From little known blogs to robust eCommerce sites, cyber-vandals are always looking for easy prey. To top it all off, private information may not be the only thing that hackers are looking for. In fact, a large portion of website compromises are nothing more than vandalizing the pages. The following are some of the most common reasons why your website could become the next target. You’ll also learn how you can protect your website from hackers by reducing or eliminating exploits. Continue reading “The 7 Most Common Reasons Why Your Website Has Been Hacked (And How to Protect It)”
In the past we have seen customers contacting us confused about domain renewal letters they have received from Domain Registry of America and Domain Registry of Canada.
These letters try to trick you into renewing your domain name with a 3rd party domain registrar and is not the domain registrar where you’re currently located.
Recently, one of our customers sent us a photo of the letter they received from iDNS Canada:
How to Prevent these letters?
The data is mined using WHOIS, which contains your personal registration information. You can protect yourself from these types of letters and other spam by subscribing to WHOIS Privacy to your domain names. Here are additional reasons why you should be using WHOIS Privacy on your domain names.
GreenGeeks offers inexpensive ID Protect WHOIS Privacy Protection for domain names registered with us.
What do I do with this letter?
Turn the paper around, use it for notes then shred it and recycle it when you’re done with it!
The WHOIS database is essentially a collection of information, such as your name and email address, that registrars publish once you purchase a domain. It’s used as contact information much like a traditional phone book. As you can guess, a great deal of complications can come from this information remaining in public access. Luckily, most registrars allow you to “purchase” privacy controls when you buy a domain. This removes that information from public view and keeps your contact info private. Continue reading “7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using WHOIS Privacy On Your Domains”
Each year, millions of Internet users’ data is stolen. Whether it’s because of hackers or data breaches, it’s important to keep your information safe. Unfortunately, a lot of these issues arise because of poor passwords. What credentials should you avoid using when setting up a website? Continue reading “Top 10 Worst Passwords That You Should Never Use”