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How to Install an SSL Certificate on a WordPress Hosted Website

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SSL for Wordpress 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. In Continue Reading

What is Encryption and Why Do You Need It?

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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

Predicting Cyber Security Threats in 2017

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Prediction Cyber Security Threats in 2017 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

Difference between Comodo PositiveSSL Wildcard vs. EssentialSSL Wildcard Certificate

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SSL Comparison 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

Everything You Wanted to Know About Certificate Transparency

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Certificate Transparency 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

Maintaining Your SEO Rankings When Migrating to HTTPS

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HTTPS and SEO 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

How to Install an SSL Certificate Using DirectAdmin

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Install SSL with Directadmin A step-by-step guide on installing an SSL Certificate with DirectAdmin Pre-Installation Steps: Buy an SSL Certificate Generate a CSR The Certificate Authority will verify your details The CA issues an SSL Certificate and sends the SSL Certificate in a .zip file Installing an SSL Certificate Using DirectAdmin Log on to the DirectAdmin Control Panel Go to the SSL Certificate panel, this will be located under “Advanced Features.” Select the option to paste Continue Reading

Chrome will Treat HTTP Connections as Non-Secure

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HTTP Google Chrome Google Chrome is about to start adding negative indicators for websites that don’t use encryption The internet is moving towards universal encryption. Whereas having SSL was once considered a necessity for just a select few kinds of sites, soon the browsers will expect all websites to have basic encryption. What was once a luxury will soon be a necessity. That’s because the browser community, and many around the web, believe that having encryption should be the standard—not the exception. Continue Reading

How to Install an SSL Certificate on Webmin

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Install SSL on Webmin A Step-by-Step guide to installing an SSL Certificate on a Webmin Server Pre-Installation Steps: Buy an SSL Certificate Generate a CSR The Certificate Authority will verify your details The CA issues an SSL Certificate and sends the SSL Certificate in a .zip file How to Install an SSL Certificate on Webmin Download your certificate files. These will likely have been emailed to you by the Certification Authority. Download the Primary and, if necessary, the Intermediate certificate. Continue Reading

SSL Error: Your Certificate Is Not Trusted – How to fix it

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SSL Error: How to Fix It Why you may be getting an SSL Certificate error and how to fix it when you do With cybercrime becoming more prevalent and more sophisticated, users all across the internet have become more vigilant when it comes to looking out for their own safety. The average internet user is now more likely to look for visual indicators like the green “https” and the padlock in the address bar, or site seals on homepages. That means getting an invasive browser warning about your SSL Certificate not being Continue Reading