Think Your Business Doesn’t Need Secondary DNS? Think Again.

The DNS is like the unsung hero of the Internet. It’s the magic that makes the Internet logical and navigable for its human users. When it’s working as expected, most of us take it for granted … until something goes wrong.

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Chrome to Stop Supporting Symantec Family of SSL Certificates

Action Required by Most  GeoTrust, RapidSSL and Thawte to Customers to Remain Trusted by World’s Most Popular Browser

As you may be aware, in early 2017 the developers of Google’s Chrome web browser formally expressed concern regarding evidence that Symantec had failed on multiple occasions to properly conduct required validation prior to the issuance of many of their SSL certificates.

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Why You Might Get Spammed for Buying a New Domain Name (And How to Use Domain Privacy to Prevent It)

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You’ve finally settled on the perfect domain name for your blog or small business. You’ve registered it with a trusted Canadian registrar like Webnames.ca. You’ve barely begun to setup email and web hosting, yet the very next day, you wake up to an inbox full of spam – emails hawking web design, SEO services, prospect lists, app development, video production – you name it. Some target you by name with clever phishing tricks and malware. Then the text message spam and robocalls start to roll in.

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Avoid These Mistakes When Registering Your Web Domain

So you have an idea for a business, and you know it’s a winner. But you need the perfect domain: something professional, memorable, succinct and effective. Your domain is your web address online, and an essential part of your online presence—you want it to further your marketing efforts, help you reach your audience and reflect the purpose of your company or cause.

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The Growing Threat of Domain Hijacking (and How to Protect Against It)

The Growing Threat of Domain Hijacking (and How to Protect Against It)

Domain hijacking seems like a foreign concept to most but it is a very real threat. While it doesn’t gain as much attention as spam or malware, domain hijacking is equally as disruptive to businesses and organizations. In most cases, these disruptions are temporary but they can produce lingering fallout on brands.

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WordPress Security Update: RevSlider Vulnerability Found

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On Sunday, 100,000 or more WordPress website may have been compromised by a mysterious malware and causing infected sites to download malicious code and attack site visitors. Due to the severity of the attack, Google has already flagged more than 11,000 domain names as malicious but many more sites have been compromised.

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Security Update to the POODLE Vulnerability Bug

Last Tuesday (October 14, 2014), the Security Team at Google announced that a new SSL vulnerability has been discovered. Dubbed POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption), the vulnerability allows hackers to gain access to encrypted data, including email, banking and social media accounts. Attacks are dependent on the fact that most web servers and browsers continue to use the 15 year old SSL 3.0 to secure their communications. Although SSL has been succeeded by Transport Layer Security (TSL) encryption, SSL 3.0 is still widely used by to support compatibility with Internet Explorer 6.

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SSL Sale! 40% off on all GeoTrust SSL Certificates

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Whether you need a simple solution for your website or have more complicated security needs, GeoTrust SSL certificates are a great way to enhance the security of your website.

Throughout the month of May, all GeoTrust SSL certificates are 40% off when you use the promo code “SecureMySite“! Find the right SSL certificate for your website today!

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Webnames.ca Security Update: Heartbleed SSL Vulnerability

Webnames.ca would like to notify all customers that our servers have not been affected by the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability and that your information, data and privacy remain uncompromised.

The Heartbleed SSL vulnerability is a serious bug that has affected the popular OpenSSL encryption software. The bug has compromised information that under normal circumstances is protected by powerful encryption. The compromised versions are OpenSSL version 1.0.1 to 1.0.1f.

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How to Identify an Email Scam

Beware of Email Scams
I was recently added to a mailing list for an organization and I started to get a few emails that I wasn’t used to seeing, email scams.

Most of these scams are what the industry calls a “phishing” email. Phishing emails are emails that you receive that attempt to get your usernames, passwords, credit cards and other personal information by masquerading as a trustworthy organization that you have dealt with or currently use. Phishing emails may contain links to websites infected with viruses or more often, redirect users to sites that look and feel like the real organization. The follow are some steps on how you can identify an email scam and not get tricked by one.

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9 Tips on Building a Trustworthy Website for your Business

By: Mark Hunter

A few weeks ago, we published a blog on how to determine if a website is a fake, fraud or a scam. The blog was informative, with great content and advice; and we felt that it deserved a follow up post. This follow up post comes from the perspective of a business, rather than the the online shopper.

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