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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…

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…