Security

    • Big changes at DomainTools as privacy law looms

      Regular users of DomainTools should expect significant changes to their service, possibly unwelcome, as the impact of incoming European Union privacy law begins to be felt. Professional users such as domain investors are most likely to be impacted by the changes. The company hopes to announce how its services will be rejiggered to comply with the General Data Protection Reg ...

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
    • Research finds homograph attacks on big brands rife

      Apparent domain name homograph attacks against major brands are a “significant” problem, according to research from Farsight Security. The company said last week that it scanned for such attacks against 125 well-known brands over the three months to January 10 and found 116,113 domains — almost 1,000 per brand.

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • New Trump appointee slams ICANN after security group shutdown

    … Not even a month into the job, the US official with most direct responsibility over domain name policy has criticized ICANN for shutting down a security working group. David Redl, the new assistant secretary at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, wrote to ICANN (pdf) last week to complain about its board…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Exploit makes all Wi-Fi vulnerable. Is it time to panic?

    … A leading security expert recently discovered an exploit in the algorithm that keeps most Wi-Fi devices secure. The exploit, named KRACK, allows a bad actor to hijack your Wi-Fi and tunnel in to any of your Wi-Fi enabled devices. This means that your private information could be compromised or any sort of malware could be injected into your…

    Greg's Corner- 18 readers -
  • 1700+ Valid Passwords to IoT Devices Found Online

    … The Internet of Things is continuing to grow in popularity, providing consumers with many great options. Marketers are making lots of money promoting these things, and taking advantage of the added web traffic. According to security researchers, however, the security related to them is quite low, and may have just gotten worse. There is a list…

    Michael Levanduski/ Performance Marketing Insider- 14 readers -
  • Websites may be using your computer to mine for cryptocurrency

    … Advertising and the internet have a contentious relationship to say the least. While advertising is where the majority of content creators make their money, there are many drawbacks to taking in advertiser money. Many advertising programs, like Google’s Adsense, seem to have arbitrary policies that see some creators penalized while others do…

    Greg's Corner- 14 readers -
  • 10 tips to make your Magento online store more secure

    … an ecommerce platform, and it’s clear how critical security for any Magento e-store would be. Magento keeps on releasing security patches to keep client websites secure; however, the responsibility of doing everything possible to secure your Magento store also rests with you, the customer. There are several customizations, security settings…

    Amanda Disilvestro/ Search Engine Watch- 13 readers -
  • Time to change your password again after massive spam list discovered

    … Cybersecurity experts have discovered a record-breaking spam operation which has compromised a number of email accounts. This spam attack, dubbed Onliner, has harvested over 700 million email addresses. A great number of these email accounts had their passwords divulged as well. Even the operator of Have I Been Pwned, whose website can tell you…

    Greg's Corner- 30 readers -
  • Twitter Is a Vulnerable Attack Vector: Protect Yourself and Your Customers

    … At this point, you are using social media not only for marketing purposes but also to speak to your customers. But when your customers speak to you are they following proper security measures, or are they using social media inappropriately? And if they are, what are you going to do about it? Furthermore, what are you going to do to prepare your…

    Growmapin Social- 11 readers -
  • Man who invented P@$$w0rd guidelines regrets it

    … password. In a number of cases, users will alter their previous password by one digit or letter. If one of your old passwords were to be discovered and used one of these one character changes, it would be an easy matter to determine your current password. So again, it’s now recommend you use a passphrase to use as your password and you should only change it if there has been some kind of security breach. You can check the security of passwords at this website. …

    Greg's Corner- 20 readers -
  • Moving your website to HTTPS / SSL: tips & tricks

    … lines to the file, check that the configuration is still valid by running service nginx configtest. If so, reload Nginx by running service nginx reload. Become a technical SEO expert with our Technical SEO 1 training! » $ 199€ 199 - Buy now » Info Strict Transport Security header The Strict Transport Security Header (HSTS) is another handy feature…

    Yoast- 18 readers -
  • GoDaddy launches security service after Securi acquisition

    … GoDaddy has revealed the first fruits of its March acquisition of web security service provider Securi. It’s GoDaddy Website Security, what appears to be a budget version of the services Securi already offers on a standalone basis. For $6.99 per month, the service monitors your web site for malware and removes it upon request. It also keeps…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • CIRA and Nominum offering DNS firewall

    … Canadian ccTLD registry CIRA has started offering DNS-based security services to Canadian companies. The company has partnered with DNS security services provider Nominum to develop DNS Firewall, which it said lets customers “block access to malicious content before it can reach their network”. It’s basically a recursive DNS service…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
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