Google recently announced that beginning October 1, 2017, non-HTTPS sites will display as “not secure” in the search results within the Chrome browser. This update represents a continuation of Google’s efforts to ensure the protection of information shared on websites. Back in January of this year, Google began displaying this notice when people entered credit … Continue reading Google Chrome To Flag Non-HTTPS
Boosting the safety of your site is a no-brainer. Given the concerns over Net Neutrality, phishing schemes, and hacker attacks – not to mention watching too much Mr. Robot – web security and privacy should be at top of any savvy website owner’s to-do list. Right? And yet… you just haven’t gotten around to it yet. … Continue reading 4 Quick and Easy Ways to Improve Website Security
Last week a nasty piece of ransomware made its way around the world, locking down access to critical files at hospitals, businesses, and homes. While the registration of a domain name blocked this current attack from spreading, you can be sure similar attacks on the way. Here are some tips to keep yourself safe. Ransom… … Continue reading Six Tips to Avoid Being a Victim of Ransomware
In today’s world we live so much of our lives online. We stay in contact with our friends. We shop online. We manage our finances online. And we run our businesses online. The security of our online world is of utmost importance to us, as individuals and as business owners. At Namecheap, your security is … Continue reading Authy based 2-Factor Authentication Is Coming!
Get a Free SSL Offer If you currently have a Symantec single or multi domain SSL certificate, Namecheap will replace it with a free Comodo SSL for the duration of your Symantec SSL certificate. That’s right. We’ll replace your Symantec SSL (on the same domain) for free. No strings attached. How Does This Work? Namecheap … Continue reading Replace your Symantec SSL and Get a New One for Free!
Do you have a Symantec SSL? Read on for an important security update. According to an announcement from the Google Chrome team, the Chrome browser will no longer display the green bar extended validation status for Symantec SSLs. Why is This Important? When your website has an EV SSL certificate, it encrypts customer data over … Continue reading Retain your “Trusted” Site Status – Update to Comodo SSLs Today
Dear Customers, Namecheap takes security very seriously. As we were alerted to the CloudFlare memory leak security issue in the early hours of Friday 24th February, we immediately assembled a security task force to determine if the CloudFlare issue impacted any Namecheap users. We are performing a very thorough investigation to ensure the safety of … Continue reading CloudFlare Security Incident
You wouldn’t leave your car unlocked at the mall. Don’t leave your domain name account unlocked either. Setting up two-factor authentication, or 2FA, on all of your online accounts makes it harder for hackers to access your data. Below we’ll take a closer look at two-factor authentication and how you can enable it on your … Continue reading Don’t Give Hackers a Key: Enable Two-Factor Authentication
Public Wi-Fi hotspots have changed the way we live and work. They allow us to stay connected to the Internet while we’re at a cafe, on vacation, or even in a moving vehicle. Not all public wireless networks are created equal, however, when it comes to protecting your data and private information. Let’s take a look … Continue reading Staying Safe on Public Wi-Fi
People always want their websites to rank high in Google searches. While many swear by their own bag of tricks, the truth is that a lot of search engine optimization is guesswork. However, we have good news. Google openly acknowledges that it prioritizes sites using HTTPS in search results. In this article, we’ll explore how adding … Continue reading HTTPS: Secure Your Site and Boost Your SEO