The hijacking of David Walsh
He hit us up on Twitter. Could we help him get his domain back?
davidwalsh.name hadn’t been stolen from us, but whoever hijacked it had transferred it to Name.com before moving it to another registrar.
Inspired, we Tweeted back that we were going to try and get it. Even though it seemed pretty close to impossible.
Why growing websites need better SSL certificates
When your website really starts taking off and is regularly bringing in more visitors or purchasers, it’s an incredibly exciting time. But you may also be faced with the growing pains associated with having more traffic coming and going from your website. One area that you might neglect at this time is upgrading your SSL certificate to offer higher, more trustworthy levels of security.
A guide to SFTP key file setup for FileZilla
If you want to further secure your hosting account, requiring an SSH key upon login is one of the best ways to do so. Setup for SFTP keys will differ depending on the FTP client you are using, but today we’ll go over how to activate additional security measures for your account via FileZilla.
SSL certificates are more critical than ever—here’s why
Most website owners have heard of SSL certificates but might not know when the right time is to use one. Well consider this your wakeup call: No matter where you are with your website or user base, having an SSL certificate can benefit you in a number of ways. These important factors are just part of the reason why SSL certificates have become a necessity for all website owners.
Secure your domains with this new product feature
We recently debuted a new product offering called Advanced Security to bulk up Whois Privacy with additional security features. One of the most helpful tools included in the product is Domain Lock Plus, which guards against potential domain hijacking. Here’s an overview of what the feature does and how to set it up in your own account.
How to know when it’s time to upgrade your SSL certificate
SSL certificates are important tools for inspiring user trust on your website and keeping details like login information, account numbers, and credit cards secure. But SSL certificates offer varying levels of security, and as your website evolves, your certificate needs may change. If you’re not sure if it is time to upgrade your SSL certificate, these are some good signs to look for.
Don’t fall for these 4 social media scams
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.