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28 Sep

Why do you need SSL Certificates
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The internet is a wonderful place to do business because of how easy it is for your customers to find you online. The problem is, they are not the only ones taking an interest in your online activities, business or otherwise. There are criminal elements that want your data to make a quick buck, putting your business and finances at risk. They are able to do this by intercepting communications between your website and your customers, committing what’s known as a man-in-the-middle attack. These attacks have become ever more common in...

20 Sep

Website Security – Why You Should Care
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When you’re setting up a new site, migrating, or upgrading your brand’s existing website, security is likely to be low on your priority list. It’s not uncommon, given everything you’re juggling to get a site online. The unfortunate truth is that small- to mid-sized businesses, even startups, have every reason to be just as concerned about security as a globally-operating enterprise brand. You may see headlines focusing on data breaches for brands like Target and Sony, but that’s only because startups and small operations don’t carry enough reach to warrant news coverage....

25 May

How the GDPR Affects You and What HostPapa is Doing With These Changes
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. If you have an online business or a presence on the Internet of any kind, chances are you’ve heard of the GDPR already, since it was created back in 2016. If you haven’t, here is what you need to know: The GDPR is a law being placed in the European Union and the UK about data protection and privacy. The main focus of the GDPR is to give people more control of their online personal data. If you...

22 Nov

The Importance of SSL Certificates to Search Engines
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SSL Certificates have become more and more common today as internet security is a constant concern for everyone, as well as for giant internet companies like Google. Every day, Google blacklists over 10,000 websites, removing them from their search results and in turn removing the majority of visitors that go to those websites. This can not only hurt your sales, but also bruise your reputation. Nobody, except for Google, really knows what goes into their search rankings or what causes a website to be blacklisted. However, according to a recent Sucuri...

9 Aug

How to Create Strong Passwords to Secure Your Website
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It seems like everything you do on the Internet today requires some kind of password, which makes sense considering the number of cyber attacks that happen every day. Reports show that there were over 4,000 ransomware attacks a day in 2016. With so many ransomware attacks occurring all the time, having strong passwords has never been more important. The time for using your birthday, address, mother’s maiden name, ‘123456’, and anything easy to guess has long passed. Here are some of the best ways to create strong passwords and to secure...

17 May

How to Eliminate Bots From Your Website
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You’ve probably heard of bots on the Internet by now, but you might not be sure on what they are or what they do. To be brief, Internet bots, or web robots, or simply bots, are a software application that automatically runs various tasks on the Internet. These tasks can be for good or bad, depends on the creator. Good bots are typically used to assist in automating tasks, like website scanning or data collection, and are generally used to make our lives easier. Bad bots, however, are a pain...