Category Archives: Privacy

Why You Should Care About Online Privacy

Data breaches and violations of our privacy seem to be a daily occurrence. From Edward Snowden’s bombshell that the American government tracks its citizens to Cambridge Analytica collecting Facebook data from millions of people to allegedly influence the 2016 US presidential election, it’s clear that a lot of our personal information is out there. And … Continue reading Why You Should Care About Online Privacy

How to Protect Your Personal Data with WhoisGuard

In our previous posts, we’ve discussed using WhoisGuard to protect your identity and reasons why privacy is important. If you’re still not sure whether or not you need WhoisGuard privacy protection on your domain, this post will show you just how easy it is to put it in place—and hopefully convince you to make it … Continue reading How to Protect Your Personal Data with WhoisGuard

Your Web Security Checklist for the New Year

The New Year has officially begun! You’ve raised your glasses, toasted to friends and family, and made those resolutions. There’s no better time to get back on solid ground with your website security. To help you easily make sure you’re properly securing your site, we’ve pulled together the most important elements of basic (and not … Continue reading Your Web Security Checklist for the New Year

Google Chrome To Flag Non-HTTPS

Google recently announced that beginning October 1, 2017, non-HTTPS sites will display as “not secure” in the search results within the Chrome browser. This update represents a continuation of Google’s efforts to ensure the protection of information shared on websites. Back in January of this year, Google began displaying this notice when people entered credit … Continue reading Google Chrome To Flag Non-HTTPS

Stand Up for Net Neutrality on July 12

Join Namecheap on July 12, 2017 for Battle for the Net, a worldwide day of action in support of net neutrality and Internet Freedom. Namecheap has signed on with Fight for the Future’s day of action to call attention to recent efforts within the United States Congress and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to roll back … Continue reading Stand Up for Net Neutrality on July 12

Six Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Ransomware

Last week a nasty piece of ransomware made its way around the world, locking down access to critical files at hospitals, businesses, and homes. While the registration of a domain name blocked this current attack from spreading, you can be sure similar attacks on the way. Here are some tips to keep yourself safe. Ransom… … Continue reading Six Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Ransomware

Don’t Give Hackers a Key: Enable Two-Factor Authentication

You wouldn’t leave your car unlocked at the mall. Don’t leave your domain name account unlocked either. Setting up two-factor authentication, or 2FA, on all of your online accounts makes it harder for hackers to access your data. Below we’ll take a closer look at two-factor authentication and how you can enable it on your … Continue reading Don’t Give Hackers a Key: Enable Two-Factor Authentication