Always on SSL or HTTPS Everywhere is the ideal way to configure your website
Here’s the thing about SSL: you really need to enable it across every page. This is called Always on SSL or HTTPS everywhere.
A lot of website owners purchase an SSL certificate and then only configure the pages that require a user to transmit personal information – login screens, checkout pages – to be served over HTTPS.
That’s not a good way to operate. Let’s look at why.
Let’s Start with the Basics
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Google’s latest Chrome updated has made it more difficult to view SSL Certificate details
Google Chrome version 56 was released at the end of January. It features a number of significant changes, one of which is the relocation of a website’s SSL certificate details.
The average internet user will probably write that change off as insignificant. It’s not, though. Checking a website’s security certificate information is actually good security hygiene. Unfortunately, it’s a lot like flossing, Continue Reading
Extended Validation SSL may cost a little more, but it also offers a lot more benefits
One of the most common questions we get asked is about whether or not Extended Validation (EV) SSL is really worth it.
The answer, for a great many companies and organizations, is yes. Unequivocally, yes.
Now, before we get started comparing EV SSL to a basic SSL Certificate, let’s preface with a few things. First of all, for the sake of this discussion we’re going to categorize “basic SSL certificate” Continue Reading
A closer look at how Code Signing Certificates protect the integrity of your software
Years ago, before the internet was capable of delivering high download speeds – back when laptops still had disc drives – we used to buy our software from brick and mortar stores.
It was a simpler time, back then you knew the software you were purchasing and installing was safe because it had come from a trusted retailer, in shrink-wrap no less, so you could be sure it had never been tampered with.
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A complete guide on how to install SSL on your WordPress site
It’s 2017, which means that by the end of this year the browsers will have effectively made SSL mandatory.
That’s right, 2017 is the year of SSL.
For the past year or so the browsers have been pushing the internet towards universal encryption. It started with subtle initiatives that incentivized the decision to add SSL—like giving an SEO rankings boost to encrypted sites and making advanced browser features exclusively available.
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A Look at SSL Encryption, What it Does, Why it’s Important, Etc.
What is encryption?
Encryption is the practice of encoding communication in such a way that only an authorized party can read it.
That’s pretty much the most simplified explanation we can give.
So why do you need it? Well, there’s really two answers to that. The first, and less satisfying answer is because it will become a minimum security requirement in 2017 and your website will begin to be penalized if you don’t Continue Reading
The top 10 biggest cyber security threats for 2017
As the internet continues to evolve, so too does cybercrime. It’s an unfortunate reality that we’re all forced to live with. We exist in an age where the worldwide web has given us access to vast amounts of information while also putting tasks like shopping, banking and paying bills conveniently at our fingertips.
But for as much as the internet has made our lives easier, it’s also given criminals new attack vectors. In 2017, you no longer Continue Reading
The difference between two of Comodo’s most popular Wildcard products
Comodo, which was founded in 1998, has grown into the largest Certificate Authority in the world. One recent study of the SSL industry pegged Comodo’s market share at 40%—with a considerable margin separating the company from its closest competitor.
One of the ways Comodo has earned such a robust market share is by dominating the Domain Validation SSL market. Comodo offers a wide range of DV products with varied features. Continue Reading
A comprehensive look at what Certificate Transparency is and how it helps the SSL Ecosystem
Certificate Transparency is a Google initiative aimed at increasing the safety of the SSL/TLS Certificate System. Namely, Certificate Transparency has been put in place to defend against mis-issuance.
This is an extremely important safeguard for the SSL/TLS ecosystem. It’s absolutely vital that when a Certificate Authority issues an SSL Certificate, that it issues that certificate to the correct party. Continue Reading
Tips to preserve your search rankings when moving your website from HTTP to HTTPS
The internet is evolving. Whereas serving your website over the secure HTTPS protocol was once just highly suggested, today initiatives pushed by the browser community are making it mandatory.
That’s right, the browser community wants to see the entire internet encrypted as a baseline for web security. And its pushing for that change in a number of ways, for instance by providing an SEO rankings boost to sites Continue Reading