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Fraud Alert – Domain Suspension Notice

Webnames.ca was recently alerted to a phishing scam concerning domain suspensions.  The phishing emails portray that they are being sent from us and state that your domain has been suspended.  However, once the recipient clicks on the link within the spoofed email, they are susceptible to malicious payload. If an email looks suspicious or is similar…

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…

New OpenSSL Vulnerability Discovered

Webnames.ca would like to notify all customers that our servers have not been affected by the OpenSSL Security Advisory issued on June 5th 2014 and that your information, data and privacy remain secure. This recently discovered SSL vulnerability again affects the popular OpenSSL encryption software, and comes only weeks after the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability. The…

SSL Sale! 40% off on all GeoTrust SSL Certificates

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!…

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…

How to Identify an Email Scam

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…

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…

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