When a website is hosted, it’s actually being stored on a server. Your hosting provider will likely have servers spread across the globe, but which server your website is located on is something you should be aware of. No matter who your hosting provider is, the location of the server that your site is physically […]
We are increasingly spending more time online, and just like in the real world, we want to make our estancia as safe as possible. Secure Socket Layer certificates (SSL) are a great help to achieve this goal. We will be diving in about what is an SSL certificate, why it is important, and how we can get one.
Having your website show as “Not Secure” is not the best way toward gaining visitors’ trust. Web browsers and search engines have as common practice punishing non-secure sites either by warning the user about the lack of a trusted certificate or diminishing the said site’s visibility. To avoid this, it’s in our best interest to […]
By this point you surely have noticed the little padlock that appears next to a website’s address bar when browsing the web – and perhaps even gotten a security warning when that’s not configured correctly. What does it mean, why should you want it and how can you get it on your own website?
Google, Firefox, and Apple certainly think so. Extended Validation (EV) SSLs are effectively being put out to pasture. Upcoming changes to Chrome and Firefox will soon remove the EV badge from their browsers, citing concerns with its diminished reputation for protecting consumers.
Having a PCI compliant store requires the sustained efforts of both yourself and your hosting provider. Although there are no shortcuts, choosing a credible web hosting provider is an effective place to start. Even so, most PCI requirements can only be met by you, the merchant. Read on to learn more about the dividing line […]
2018 was the year data privacy concerns went mainstream. The media focus on Cambridge Analytica and Facebook brought the importance of data privacy home to the general public. The steady drip of data leaks from prominent companies, including leaks from eCommerce stores targeted by Magecart, cemented the risks in everyone’s minds. Businesses across the world […]
In January, users of the popular WPML WordPress plugin received a concerning email. It warned that there were serious security vulnerabilities in the plugin. The email came from a genuine WPML address, and customers had no reason to think it wasn’t legitimate. WPML is used on tens of thousands of WordPress sites, and a critical […]