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

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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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Phone call security scam warning

Attention to all Internet users, a new scam is running around, using the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s (CIRA) name. The targets have been mainly .CA domain holders, but those with other domains should also be aware.

The scam begins with a phone call, allegedly from CIRA. The caller will then ask for your computer’s information and will then guide you through a process that ultimately provides the scammer remote control over your computer and the sensitive information contained within.

If you do receive a phone call like this, please do not respond to the phone call or provide any information to the caller. Please report any incidents of this new scam to the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre.
 
 

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Internet Security Tips from Webnames.ca Support Team

The Internet is an integral part of our society, and continues to be a great research tool that can be accessible anywhere around the world. Since the internet is accessible to anyone, it presents potential risks that “hackers” can exploit.

Here are a few internet safety tips directly from our customer support team member, Sean Lavasani about how to keep yourself secure online.

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