Category Archives: Security

How to Report a Fraudulent Website to a Registrar

Did you know that websites that include malware, phishing scams, or masquerade as real businesses can be reported by ordinary web users like you? Here are some handy instructions on what to do when you come across suspicious domain names or websites. Fake Site or Hacked SIte? Fraudulent websites generally fall into two categories: fake … Continue reading How to Report a Fraudulent Website to a Registrar

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

Talking Digital Security with RSnake Hansen

Robert “RSnake” Hansen is a well known digital security expert who is CEO and/or founder of a number of successful companies including Outside Intel and Smart Phone Exec. He is also on the board of some interesting tech companies, including Data World and FunCaptcha. Namecheap had the opportunity to ask him to give an overview … Continue reading Talking Digital Security with RSnake Hansen

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

4 Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Website Security

Boosting the safety of your site is a no-brainer. Given the concerns over Net Neutrality, phishing schemes, and hacker attacks – not to mention watching too much Mr. Robot – web security and privacy should be at top of any savvy website owner’s to-do list. Right? And yet… you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. … Continue reading 4 Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Website Security

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