Fraudsters’ new favorite place to snare unsuspecting online users is social media. As questions of how social media platforms can be held accountable for protecting their user base from misleading information continue to rise, it is becoming more clear that hundreds of thousands of users are being exposed to fraudulent content with the explicit purpose of collecting information or money from well-meaning suspects.
Video: How we got attacked by cellphones | Nerd Compass on DDoS
Have you downloaded a new app lately? You could have inadvertently aided in a DDoS attack. Here’s the rundown on how DDoS attacks work and what the implications could mean for the future.
What’s the difference between a static and dynamic IP address?
As one of the security measures offered by Name.com, customers can change the account settings so that it can only be accessed via certain approved IP addresses. However, this can cause problems if you are not sure if you have a dynamic or static IP address. Here’s how you can tell the difference between the two and why it matters.
How to protect your Instagram account after the recent hack
Have you been noticing some strange things happening on your favorite celebrity’s Instagram account? A recent data breach allowed hackers to get their hands on the contact details of hundreds of notable figures and potentially millions of regular users’ account information—including yours.
What kind of SSL certificate should you get for your website?
At Name.com, we believe that every website is worth securing with an SSL certificate—which is why we now offer them for free to anyone who hosts a website with us via our Encryption Everywhere program. But for certain website users, its worthwhile to add additional levels of security to your site via an upgraded SSL certificate.
Dispute between Google and Symantec leads to uncertainty over EV SSL certificates
The Google Chrome team recently announced a proposal to immediately stop recognizing Extended Validation status for all Symantec SSL certificates in the Chrome browser, and to eventually require revalidation and replacement for all Symantec-issued certificates.
In the near term, if Google moves forward with it its proposal, websites with Symantec EV SSL certificates will no longer display a green bar that indicates extended validation (in the Chrome browser). The long-term consequences aren’t as certain at this point.
3 extra ways to secure your Name.com account
Want some additional protection for your Name.com account? There are a few extra security features you can opt into to decrease the chances of your account getting accessed by an outside party.
A cautionary tale on why you need Whois Privacy
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer recently made headlines after his first tumultuous press conference. Just days later, Medium posted an article announcing that Spicer’s contact information was freely available to the public via Whois data.
Google change makes SSL certificates more important than ever
Google has introduced a new security measure in the Chrome browser that warns users on HTTP sites that the web page is not secure. As for now, the warning only appears on non-encrypted pages that collect login or payment information, but could eventually be expanded to issue warnings on all HTTP pages.