Chrome warns when a page is ‘not secure’

Is your website’s connection secure? Google Chrome is about to change how non-secure pages are displayed so now is a good time to check. From this month, Chrome will start marking HTTP sites as not secure so users will be made aware the site is not safe. Often visitors don’t realise that anyone on the network can intercept a site loaded over a HTTP connection. This means any personal details such as home or email addresses, bank details, credit/debit card information, security answers etc. can be stolen. When browsing or buying online, a lock icon in the address bar shows […]

SiteLock security; what is it and how can it benefit my website?

With the recent launch of the names.co.uk Limitless web hosting packages we’re taking a look at SiteLock domain security, and how it can benefit your website. Our top two unlimited packages offer you peace of mind thanks to smart and simple website security via SiteLock, which means you can focus on growing your business. What is SiteLock? SiteLock is cloud-based security software that protects your website from Malware and other malicious threats. In short, SiteLock does three things; find, fix and prevent. The software runs a number of scans across your site to find possible security breaches. With the SiteLock […]

Google prefers secure websites

If your website is fully secure you’re in luck because you are now in Google’s good books – they announced last week they are giving secure websites preference in search rankings. What it means for you and your website: It means if your website has adopted HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) it will carry more weight with Google and get ranked higher when users search online. HTTPS ensures that the communication between you and the site you’re using is secure and encrypted. This protects your privacy and any sensitive information that is being sent to the website. How do I […]

Heartbleed OpenSSL Critical Vulnerability

Heartbleed – OpenSSL Critical vulnerability CVE-2014-0160 You may be aware that on April 7th 2014 a globally critical vulnerability affecting OpenSSL software was released. OpenSSL software is an application that provides means for encrypted communications across the internet using secure sockets layer (SSL) and transport layer security (TLS). This vulnerability uncovers a bug that, under certain circumstances, can allow a person eavesdropping on an individuals network traffic, to decrypt what was thought to be secure encrypted communications. An example of this could be browsing the Internet in a coffee shop using a shared Wi-Fi network with untrusted users. The web […]

Is your WordPress Site safe?

You may have seen on our Facebook page, or indeed in the news about the current global WordPress security situation. An unusually large botnet, made up of over 90,000 IP addresses is responsible for the brute-force password guessing attacks that are targeting poorly secured WordPress sites. Online security experts have warned that this escalating series of attacks is behind the botnet’s growth.  You can read more about this on the BBC website. The issue surrounds the username ‘admin’, which is automatically issued to you when you set up a new WordPress installation.  The botnet can target ‘admin’ usernames and guess […]