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What is an SSL certificate and why do I need one?

Written on 19 September, 2016 by Lisa Shannahan

What is an SSL certificate and why do I need one? More than 50% of Australians shop online, with the average person spending $285 per week. Online shopping is a billion-dollar business and it's also become a place for fraudsters and scammers to swindle money from consumers. Thankfully technology advancements are never too far behind, and having a Secure Socket Layer... Read more
Categories: Security, Web Design & Content | Tags: security, ssl certificate
Top Tips To Improve Cybersecurity

Written on 10 August, 2015 by Lisa Shannahan

Top tips to improve your cybersecurity With the alarming rate at which hackers are targeting businesses, making cybersecurity a priority has never been more important. Safeguard your business, your clients’ information and your good reputation by putting some of the following procedures into action to reduce the likelihood of suffering from a cyberattack. Choose the right security system... Read more
Categories: Security, Small Business, Web Design & Content | Tags: online business, security, small business, web design, web hosting

Written on 29 June, 2015 by Cameron Vanryn

ICANN propose privacy rule change ICANN, the regulatory body which oversees the registration of .com and .net domains, have asked for public comment after releasing a potential policy change for domain privacy services. The report proposes that domain names with associated commercial websites will no longer be able to utilise a privacy service to prevent... Read more
Categories: Domains, News | Tags: domain names, security

Written on 23 October, 2014 by Georgia Leaker

Are you vulnerable to POODLE? What you need to know about the latest vulnerability What is Poodle, and how does it affect me? The POODLE exploit (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is a vulnerability recently identified within the secure encryption protocol SSLv3. SSLv3 is a browser connection commonly used for HTTPS communications. The most common types of data that are sent over HTTPS... Read more
Categories: News | Tags: security

Written on 23 October, 2014 by Karen Lim-Sam

Password managers: Easy ways to keep your data safe Keeping your important data safe is imperative for all businesses, but what busy executive or manager has time to memorise dozens of passwords? Solve your security issues with the help of a simple and secure password manager. Looking after your data The recent Heartbleed bug is a chilling reminder that even the... Read more
Categories: Small Business | Tags: security

Written on 10 April, 2014 by Jonathan Gleeson

Are you vulnerable to Heartbleed? New security vulnerabilities are an ongoing concern across all applications and services. The latest one, the so-called "Heartbleed" Bug in the OpenSSL cryptographic library, is especially concerning for anyone interacting with the internet ie. everyone. The OpenSSL cryptographic library is widely deployed to power Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS),... Read more
Categories: Web Hosting | Tags: security, small business

Written on 18 November, 2013 by Georgia Leaker

Do I need website security? Did you know that over 9500 websites are hacked every day? Hackers and spammers either force entry into your secure web-server or sneak in through out-of-date software, bad permissions and poorly written code. Then, they insert infected code into the back end of your website. This can cause issues for... Read more
Categories: Security, Web Design & Content, Web Hosting | Tags: hacked, security

Written on 17 December, 2012 by Verity Meagher

Part 2: Hacked websites - precautions to minimise risks Having your website hacked is a terrible thing, with many website owners clueless to why it happens. Implementing proactive measures to prevent or at least mitigate your website from being hacked will help to relieve some of the stress. Firstly you need to have the attitude of it’s not a... Read more
Categories: Web Hosting | Tags: hacked, online business, security

Written on 10 December, 2012 by Verity Meagher

Part 1: What you need to know about hacked websites When developing a website for your business, it is important to remember that your website is never safe and is prone to being hacked. Although there are billions of websites on the Internet many assume that they have a small to zero chance of being hacked - this is not... Read more
Categories: Web Hosting | Tags: hacked, security

Written on 30 November, 2012 by Verity Meagher

What you need to know about DDoS attacks So what is a DDoS attack? There are many types of actual DDoS attacks; however for the purpose of this article we will summarise them into two broad categories. The first scenario is somewhat rare, the attack relies on sending a piece of information to a targeted server, trying to... Read more
Categories: Web Hosting | Tags: hacked, security