Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

Is Your Web Host Really Safeguarding Your Data?

Tweet Your data is often your most important item on your website. Losing it would cause your website to stop working, not being able to receive orders, gather leads, and could lead to Google dropping your pages from its search engine. It is the lifeblood of any website. Yes, you should be performing your own […]

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SSL Certificate Trends for Top 100 Retailers in 2012 – What’s Changed?

Tweet In 2010, I took a look at the SSL Trends for the Top 100 Retailers. Fast forward to 2012, and I wanted to see how things have changed for these same online stores. A few interesting trends have emerged two years later… Recap of 2010 In 2010, 14% of the top 100 retailers were […]

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State of the PCI Union in 2012

Tweet The State of The PCI Union in 2012 is poor, very poor. That is my conclusion after many months of observing, working with, and fighting against the PCI scanning companies that are trying to enforce PCI standards. What we do As a web host that caters to ecommerce clients, we deal with PCI issues […]

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Captcha on Checkout – Is It a Good Idea?

Tweet Captcha – That always hard to read, seriously infuriating, takes 7 tries to get right, security measure designed to cut down on fraud. In many situations, a Captcha image is needed and is quite helpful in weeding out the spam and bots from real people. But is the checkout page on an ecommerce store […]

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You’ve Cleaned Your Infected Website – Now What?

Tweet Have you had your site hacked and services such as Google Safe Browsing are marking your site as a source of Malware?  Once you’ve cleaned your site, your computer, and you’re back up and running, you may still have a few things left to do in order to fully recover from the effects of […]

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Need To Be PCI Compliant? Say Goodbye to FTP!

As of June 1st, having regular FTP enabled on your website invalidates PCI. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) is what governs the rules and regulations for securing credit card data.

If you’re an ecommerce merchant and accept credit cards, you are required to be PCI compliant. Failure to be PCI compliant can subject your company to fees and fines.

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Why Do PCI Scanning Companies Make Things So Difficult?

PCI – The 3 letter word that is a 4 letter word to most merchants.

PCI Compliance has become a mandatory event for any business that accepts credit cards. But even after years of refinement and streamlining, it’s still an arduous task for many merchants. Especially the small business owners.

It doesn’t have to be this way…

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EV SSL Certificates Gaining in Popularity

A recent report from Netcraft found that Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificates continue to gain ground and are being used on more websites. This from data collected over a four year period.

Some reports point out that EV certs account for a only a percent or two of total SSL certificates in use. This is a misleading stat. This statistic includes free websites and very low traffic sites, which are not a good representation of ecommerce websites.

Netcraft found that almost one-third of the top 1,000 busiest websites that have an SSL certificate are using an EV certificate. That’s a number worth noting…

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UPS Switches SSL Certificate to Comodo – Causes Problems for Ecommerce Stores

Tweet Last week, United Parcel Service (UPS) switched their main www.ups.com SSL certificate from VeriSign to Comodo (both VeriSign and Comodo provide SSL certificates). What should have been a non-event instead caused headaches for many ecommerce merchants… Why the switch www.ups.com previously had a VeriSign SSL certificate that was up for renewal. It seems UPS […]

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WhyNoPadlock.com – New site makes it easy to find insecure items on your secure webpages

Ever spend endless time trying to find that one, tiny, insecure image call on your secure check-out page that’s causing the padlock to be broken in every web browser? I have. Many times.

And I’m betting you have too. In fact, it is one of the things that frustrates us the most when helping clients track down security problems.

So we decided to come up with a solution to take the pain out of this long search…

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