Category Archives: Security

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

Why You Need Premium DNS for a More Secure Site

If you’ve spent time building your online presence, you’ve probably come across the letters “DNS” a few times. It’s another one of those three-letter tech terms (like SSL, SEO, ISP, AOL, etc.) you see here and there and perhaps ignore, especially if you’re not very tech-savvy. DNS stands for Domain Name Service and is an … Continue reading Why You Need Premium DNS for a More Secure Site

Google is Changing How it Treats SSL

Google has been on a mission recently to get websites to adopt SSL. You may recognize sites with SSL certificates: they’re the ones that start with https:// instead of http://. When a site uses SSL, information that’s passed to that site’s server remains private. To incentivize website owners to adopt SSL, Google has done two … Continue reading Google is Changing How it Treats SSL

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

Why You Need SSL Security for Your Website

If your website is vital for your business, SSL protection is vital for your website. It’s that simple. SSL certificates protect a huge amount of traffic on the internet. According to Google: SSLs protect over 68% of Chrome browser traffic on Android and Windows devices; SSLs protect over 78% of traffic on Chrome and Mac … Continue reading Why You Need SSL Security for Your Website

How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Blockchain

Lately, we’ve witnessed the remarkable explosion of Bitcoin. This cryptocurrency, once thought to be an all-but-failed experiment in decentralizing money and trade, has made a big comeback in recent months. With it has emerged a new term: the Blockchain. Having a relatively solid grasp on the concept of Bitcoin already, I assumed that the idea … Continue reading How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Blockchain

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