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Everything you need to know about SSL Security

HTTP vs HTTPS: What is the difference between HTTP & HTTPS protocols?

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Looking at the hypertext transfer protocol and how SSL/TLS secures it Do you know the difference between HTTP and HTTPS? Aside from the fact that you’re probably used to seeing those letters at the start of some URLs, many people have no idea what HTTP and HTTPS are or how they affect their security on the internet. And that’s a problem. One that cybercriminals readily exploit to their own personal gain. So let’s take a look at the HTTP and HTTPS and talk about how they play into your own Continue Reading

Data Breach Incident Response – A Complete Checklist

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Security Checklist What to do in the first 24 hours and immediately following a data breach As the internet has evolved, so too has cybercrime. Hackers and criminals are becoming more and more sophisticated with their attacks and in the ways that they exploit vulnerabilities. Your company or organization may be doing its best to stay on the cutting edge of web security but in this proverbial game of cat and mouse, we’re always just a small advance away from being hacked or having our data breached. Some of Continue Reading

Installing a Comodo PositiveSSL Certificate on Nginx

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A Step-by-Step Guide on Installing a Comodo PositiveSSL Certificate on Nginx Comodo SSL offers a high level of web security by allowing you to encrypt communication between your website and its visitors. Having an SSL Certificate is one of the best ways to boost your brand value as well as your Google ranking. If you are looking for directions on the installation of an SSL Certificate on Nginx, then you’ve come to the right place! Here’s how to install PositiveSSL on Nginx In order Continue Reading

A Comprehensive Strategy for Preventing Cyber Attacks

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Preventing Cyber Attacks Here’s a comprehensive approach for mitigating and minimizing cybercrime against your website Cybercrime is a terrifying prospect for any website, but especially for businesses whose web presence accounts for a large portion of their bottom line. Face it, if you’re an e-commerce business or a web-focused company, everything can come crashing down in one fell swoop. That’s why web security has grown into a billion-dollar industry. After all, you can never be too safe—especially when your Continue Reading

Why You Should Implement Always on SSL

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HTTPS Everywhere or Always on SSL 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 We’re Continue Reading

How to view an SSL Certificate in Google Chrome 56

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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

What is the Difference Between EV SSL and a Basic SSL Certificate?

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EV SSL 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

How Do Code Signing Certificates Work?

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Cheap Code Signing 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. Nowadays Continue Reading

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