Tag Archives: Address bar

How to Install the Green Address Bar

With previous articles we explored the certification behind the website to get your website that trusted green web address bar. Whilst some people take some convincing to install this security certification onto their website, I think it actually improves your brand image to see a trusted green address bar.

EV SSL Certificates are Worth their Wait


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From sslprotocolinfo.wordpress.com – Yesterday

Customers are learning the importance of web security and validation in e-Commerce SSL Certificates go beyond encryption technology for businesses that participate in e-commerce…

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Because of the more stringent requirement, it is impossible to issue these certificates in minutes (as can be done for just a Domain Validation Certificate), but with an EV SSL Certificate a business gets the green address bar. This article goes on to describe how the stringent validation process is put in place, in order to provide the user a guarantee of genuine service and business identity.

How to Choose the Right and Best SSL Certificate Provider – 10 Easy Tips from TheSSLStore™


How to Choose the Right and Best SSL Certificate Provider - 10 Easy Tips from TheSSLStore™ | How to Grow Your Business Online | Scoop.it
From edusslblog.wordpress.com – 1 week ago

With the number of online scams and frauds multiplying day by day, the need for SSL certificates to validate the credibility of a website is on rise. And most of the eBusiness owners are well aware…

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

A quality SSL certificate with the strongest encryption technology to build trust, boost confidence and increase conversions does not come at the cheapest price. As with taking the care to choose your webhost, TheSSLStore go into an indepth checklist of why “Googling” and trusting the relevent search to “best” and “cheap” SSL certificates should always come with further diligence.

 

Install an SSL Certificate on a Domain


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From docs.cpanel.net

You can use the Install an SSL Certificate on a Domain feature to install a certificate on your domain. Before you can use this feature, you must have a certificate already created or purchased, and an activation key…

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

There are 3 ways to install a certificate on a domain:

  • You can use the Browse Certificates button to retrieve information,
  • You can enter the domain and have the interface fill in the fields automatically,
  • Or you can choose an IP address and have the interface fill in

Here is cPanel’s step by step documentation to help you install your SSL certification through your Web Hosting Management Panel.

– Juliana

Help Series For Hacked Websites and Emails

I believe it’s part of our duty to watch out for our neighbors and online community. We probably all know someone who was hacked, or had their passwords stolen. Were you one of the few that responded to their email to notify them of their little problem?

 

Mother Nature Network Google Adds Help Series for Hacked Websites The announcement begins with an overview video that describes how and why sites are hacked, followed by a video that describes how to assess what has been changed…

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

We aren’t just protecting ourselves, but those we engage with. Google has recognized this duty of responsibility to their audience. I’ve often had to painfully explain to website owners that their website got hacked, and they opened the door. These videos are a relief because it takes the pressure of webmasters having to explain ‘themselves’ in a defensive manner to website owners including the whys and wherefore’s of all this happening.

Keep your computer safe from hackers. Before you click on a link in an email, ask yourself a few questions: do you recognize the domain name? Is your name spelled correctly in the email? What time was the email sent?

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Hackers can email booby-trapped links or attachments to targeted individuals, once a falsified link is clicked, the hackers are in. This article from PBS explains so simply how disguised pages can capture your universal password. Solution, make sure you educate your clients into recognizing the correct “domain” in the address bar before inputting their password. Also, never use universal passwords.

Phishing and spear phishing have long been thought to be mutually exclusive hacking tricks, but cybercrooks have found a way to combine the two in a technique called longline phishing.

Juliana Payson‘s insight:

Not only is mass emailing via multiple proxies a way for hackers to avoid spam detection, but cloaking has become more refined making it harder for email phishing victims to recognize a bad link. Hopefully you will be able to recognize the techniques people use to compromise your access and information, and that’s half the battle with cyber-crime.  Just understanding these techniques makes you all the more web-savvy and able to protect yourself, and your community.

 

Have you been a victim of hacking? Let me know what you did about it here or on my Google Plus, and it may very well come in handy for our webmaster audience – Juliana.