CATEGORY: Security

How secure is cloud hosting? (Spoiler: very safe)

In our digital world, data security has never been more important. Businesses and individuals need to trust that their intellectual property and personal data are protected—especially in an environment increasingly vulnerable to security threats. As cloud hosting becomes more common, many are embracing this new way of managing their data. But the question remains: how secure is cloud hosting?

With cloud hosting, software divides a single physical server into multiple virtual servers. This has led to questions about whether or not you truly have control over your data—and more importantly if this information is secure from malware, data breaches, and other vulnerabilities.

Like any kind of hosting, cloud technology should be designed with security at top of mind. But the truth is, cloud hosting is one of the most secure ways you can use to manage your data. Here’s a helpful guide for understanding the security benefits of cloud hosting.

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.