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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness month?

Since 2004, various organizations in the United States (including Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance) use the month of October to reach out to personal users as well as the private and public business sectors to highlight the latest tips and best practices on how to stay safe online.

In Europe, ECSM has similar goals of raising online security awareness, and promote their ‘online health routine’, particularly throughout October.

Why Cybersecurity has Become Increasingly important

For hackers, the Internet can be a marketplace for everything surrounding your digital fingerprint—from “harmlessly” peeking into your browsing history, to the outright theft of sensitive information—like credit card numbers and private data.

With more and more of our personal details online, it can be scary to think about what potential hackers could learn about us. Everything from ride-sharing records to our very own DNA is stored within our various online profiles. And while you may think that’s all safely stored behind passwords, using simple software, hackers can monitor keystrokes making password protection easy to crack.

How Namecheap Can Help

With our dedication to being advocates of Internet freedom and privacy, we’ve generated a plentiful store of information on how to stay safe online, as well as the products that will help you build your own safety protocols.

Keep Your Account Safe

We want you to be sure your Namecheap account is safe, which is why we offer several 2-Factor Authentication methods to secure your login process, completely free of charge.

2-Factor Authentication (2FA, for short) relies on a secondary device–usually a smartphone or dongle to confirm a login using an encrypted key. By using a secondary device in your possession, the chance it is you requesting authorization to login is greatly increased.

Keep Your Devices Safe

What do you know about the network you’re using? Too often, we take for granted the safety of the networks we use when we’re away from home, especially when we’re using unsecured, public wi-fi connections.

Such connections can be easily spoofed or intercepted, sometimes without you ever knowing it. But a VPN (or Virtual Private Network) shields your IP address and encrypts your data, preventing snoops from being able to spy on you. 

Namcheap’s VPN will secure your connection, even when you’re browsing on a public Wi-Fi connection. With lightning-fast speed and military-grade encryption, it’s a must-have for your web security.  And you can use it on up to 5 devices, which is handy for the devices you use most often in public spaces. Learn more about VPNs and how our new service can help you.

Keep Your Website Safe

Security isn’t just about your devices, it’s also about your website. That’s why we offer free SSL Certificates with our domain & hosting packages and secure Private Email hosting.

You’ll also want to check out our PremiumDNS option, which adds an extra layer of security for your site visitors. With Premium DNS, your visitors’ connections can’t be DNS-hijacked—a process used to intercept inbound traffic to your site before it even reaches your server and redirect it to another site.

As well as protecting your site, our PremiumDNS is one of the fastest on the market and comes with our 100% uptime guarantee.

And Namecheap proudly offers Domain Privacy protection free for all eligible domains registered with us—for life! With domain privacy, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve taken a vital step in keeping your personal information safe.

Our Commitment to Cybersecurity

Namecheap is dedicated to maintaining the safety and privacy of all Internet users. We never sell your personal information to other companies, and we do our part to keep your personal contact information out of the hands of hackers, spammers, and Internet marketers.

Looking for more information on cybersecurity? Our blog has some excellent articles with tips about staying safe online.

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