How to protect your Name.com account in the COVID-19 era
Our customer support agents and fraud team have recently reported an increase in phishing, hacking, and social engineering attempts over the last few months. Bad actors are taking advantage of the turmoil surrounding COVID-19 in an attempt to gain access to confidential information.
We’re doing everything we can to increase security in response to this troubling new trend, but there are several things that you can do as a Name.com customer to protect your domains and products from harm’s way. Take these precautions to protect yourself and your account.
The top 5 global tech issues so far in 2019
By Sam Bocetta
Sometimes I miss the days when writing about tech issues involved writing about … well … tech. Ten years ago, a list of the top 5 tech issues would have focused on encryption, the advances being made in website builders, and predictions about the failure of the smartphone.
Today, tech is a part of every aspect of our lives, and so ‘tech issues’ are actually social, political, and cultural issues. In 2019, this has been more apparent than ever.
Let’s get rid of all the passwords
By Gary Stevens
Can you imagine an online world without passwords? Probably not, but the fact is that passwords have always come with risk. No one understands that better than Microsoft founder Bill Gates. The 21st century was barely underway when Gates predicted that technology would one day replace passwords with options that are more secure.
What you may not know is that some of those alternatives are already up and running. Thanks to advances in Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Biometrics, we’re poised to get rid of passwords altogether. Here’s what you should know about these newer approaches to information security and what they could mean for you.
The state of cyber security in 2019: A half-year retrospective
By Sam Bocetta
For most of North America, approaching the middle of the year means going on summer vacation, preparing for the Atlantic hurricane season and enjoying warmer weather.
For many information security specialists, the half-year mark involves looking at how cyber threats have unfolded since January and detecting patterns that may suggest the direction that cybercrime groups are headed in the near future.
Introducing our newest product: SiteLock website security
We’re excited to announce the launch of our latest product, aimed at helping our customers secure their sites from malware and increase website trust. SiteLock is now available to anyone interested in automating the process of keeping their website free from malware.
Best cybersecurity practices for website owners in 2019
By Sam Bocetta
That’s the number of new malware samples that are produced each and every day. In 2017, 43 percent of companies reported cyber attacks or security breaches, totaling more than 160,000 separate incidents. Since such crimes often go unreported, security experts estimate that the real number is more than double that amount and continues to climb.
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.