website security

An Infographic: How Safe is Your Website from Hackers?

What do an outdated image re-sizer, US Bank, and computer hacking have in common?  In 2012, this well-known bank fell victim to computer hackers due to an old WordPress plug-in. Hacking is a problem affecting millions of webmasters per year. 648,000,000 websites fall prey to hackers, due to some common neglect and vulnerabilities, that include: Using cheap hosting companies. Hosting outdated plug-ins. Maintaining poor or weak passwords. Leveraging out-of-date platforms, extensions, and third-party services. A number of weaknesses allow hackers access to your website’s operations and content, potentially halting or ruining present business affairs. Joomla and WordPress are among hacker-favorited sites, with almost half of the web’s top 100 blogs using WordPress for content management.  Hein...

An Infographic: How Secure is Your Website When Compared to Your PC?

Internet usage and web security go hand in hand. With the exponential growth of Internet traffic over the last decade, online security threats have grown by leaps and bounds too, and the recent flurry of WordPress attacks is a testament to it. The number of online accounts that get compromised on a daily basis clearly indicate that a great majority of  website owners isn’t particularly cautious about their website’s  security. Web Hosting provider HeartInternet recently conducted a research among small business website owners and home PC users to determine whether people take their website security as seriously as their PC security. Predictably, the answer is no! The survey reveals that only 65% small business website owners have anti-virus software installed on their computers...

Importance of Website Security and Gaining Customer Trust through SSL Certificates

If there’s one major invention that can serve as a hallmark of technological innovation in the 21st century, it has to be the Internet. An absolute necessity, it’s a major part of day-to- day life of more than 73% of the adults today. And why not? It makes their life easier and more fluid. Working, shopping,banking, pursuing personal interests, healthcare,  guidance,  entertainment- you name it, any and everything can be done online today. But, as the number of ways in which internet makes life easier are increasing day by day, so are  online scams and frauds . There are various malicious individuals, who go through great pains for snooping your website to find weak areas or ‘loop holes’ which they can use to gain access to it. Once they gain access to your website,...

SiteLock Partners with GreenGeeks to Offer Customers the Best in Website Security

DAILYHOSTNEWS, January 17, 2012 – SiteLock LLC, a global leader in website security solutions for online businesses, announced yesterday a new partnership with GreenGeeks, a leading provider of green energy web hosting. GreenGeeks leads the hosting world in providing energy efficient infrastructure for website hosting by being 300% wind powered as well as carbon neutral friendly. As a result of their alliance with SiteLock, they are also now able to extend the most complete website security technology and services to their end customers – online businesses. SiteLock’s website security services include patent-pending Deep 360-Degree website security scanning, instant threat alerts, reputation management and expert engineering and support services. Unlike many website security companie...

GlobalSign Celebrates 10 Consecutive Years of WebTrust Compliance

GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), GlobalSign (www.globalsign.com), Certification Authorities (CA), announced successfully achieving the WebTrust Seal of Assurance for Certification Authorities for the tenth consecutive year by its auditors Ernst & Young. The WebTrust Seal was awarded to GlobalSign after stringent auditing of its business and identity vetting practices employed when issuing Digital Certificates. This achievement demonstrates GlobalSign’s commitment to providing the digital world with a decade’s worth of confidence in highly trusted Digital Certificates; giving GlobalSign one of the longest WebTrust compliance records throughout the SSL and CA industry. Created by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Char...

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