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12 August 2023
Remember that moment when you received an email from your 'bank' urgently asking for your account details? Or perhaps when you clicked on a link, expecting to land on your social media page, only to be greeted with an uncannily similar but subtly off version of it?
If these experiences sound familiar, you've had a brush with the silent but dangerous specters of the internet - phishing websites. Like a detective searching for clues, spotting a phishing website requires a keen eye for detail and understanding their sly tricks.
Let's unravel the key signs that can help you expose these digital impostors. read more...
7 December 2022
The advice usually given to site owners is all about getting your content ranking on Google. But what if you don’t want your site to appear in search results?
There are various reasons why you might want to keep your pages hidden from search results. Perhaps your content is private and specific, and you don’t want the general public touching base on your pages. Or, a page is under development, and you don’t want people to see it until it’s ready.
Hiding pages can also have many benefits. For example, it can preserve your privacy and keep you safe from phishing attacks. But how can you stop Google and other search engines from crawling your site?
Well, there are several ways to protect yourself from search engine spiders. We’ll be exploring them here. read more...
27 September 2021
Starting a thriving online business and creating an e-commerce site can be exciting. As long as you do it right, you will be on your way to building a successful business.
Unfortunately, this excitement to run a business makes entrepreneurs overlook the need for a secure website.
If you are one of them, do not worry. You are not a lost cost. There are still things you can implement to secure your online store. read more...
11 September 2021
Malicious software—or malware—has become an unpleasant part of our digitally-driven lives. It’s a cyber threat we’d happily live without. But it’s not going away in a hurry, so you need to know how to deal with it.
61% of organizations experienced a ransomware attack that led to at least a partial disruption of business operations in 2021.
This tells us that malware attacks are on the rise, and that they can easily spread across networks and wreak havoc for businesses. Ransomware, a particularly malicious form of malware, is also on the rise. Hackers often prefer using ransomware as opposed to more traditional viruses because of the large potential payoff. Statistics show that ransomware payments now exceed $1 billion per year. Making them significantly more lucrative for criminals than classic malware operations—and more devastating for businesses too. read more...
17 June 2021
Phishing websites are tools that cybercriminals use to steal personal information. They trick people into disclosing their passwords, phone numbers, credit card details, etc.
For example, phishing websites can mimic Netflix and ask you to update your payment details or require you to log in to your PayPal account to update information. read more...
11 February 2021
With the growing number of people having Internet access, the more lucrative it is to have an ecommerce store. But with this new type of business comes a different set of concerns.
For ecommerce business owners, one cause for concern would be the likelihood of fraud. Here are 6 ways you can protect your ecommerce store from fraud: read more...
3 January 2021
Website owners, especially those who have been doing business online for some time now, know all the trouble one hacker can make. Once these hackers gain access to your website they could do a lot of damage for your established business. This is why most businesses online hire a team of website security specialist just to make sure no one can access their sites without permission. read more...
24 December 2020
HTTPS is more than just the lock icon in the address bar. It is an encrypted website connection and the 'S' stands for 'secure.' It is because of HTTPS, that hackers aren't able to eavesdrop on your WiFi networks.
As a matter of fact, HTTPS is NOT enough to complete online security. Yes, it secures your browser traffic and prevents hackers from eavesdropping. But, hackers are also getting smarter every day. You need a stronger encryption technology such as VPN to deal with the cyber attacks read more...
20 October 2020
Website security is a complex, yet crucial area for every website owner. In order to professionally mitigate risks, of course, it is better to hire an IT expert who specializes in security services or outsource this process. However, if you are just inquiring about the possible ways of safeguarding your website, we are sharing security practices you shouldn't neglect as a website owner. read more...
4 September 2020
Did you know that the use of VPN helps improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) plan of action and secure specifics obtained from various search websites? Using VPN has a massive advantage because it develops the ability to find organic results from anywhere in the world.
Let’s discuss how using a VPN is fundamental to a person’s SEO. read more...