Category Archives: Website Security

Wix does not allow you to add SSL to your websites

With Google pushing for all websites to be hosted with SSL, to protect personal data and increase website security, Wix still does not allow you to add SSL to your website.  It is currently a feature request their customers are … Continue reading

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Facebook App for ‘Be Like Bill’ Meme Could Pose Security Risk To Your Computer

The “Be Like Bill” meme has been going viral through Facebook recently.  They are pretty funny but by adding this Bobla Facebook app to create your own story/share it on Facebook, you could be unexpectedly also be exposing yourself to … Continue reading

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Fun Trivia: What does CAPTCHA stand for?

If you’re familiar with web design, you probably heard of CAPTCHA and that it’s used to reduce spam on online forms.  As the capital letters denote, it does actually stand for something.  That is,  “completely automated public Turing test to tell … Continue reading

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Should you get SSL for your website? Top 5 Reasons to go HTTPS, and Top 5 Drawbacks

Top 5 reasons to purchase SSL for your website, in David Letterman style, without the jokes lol: 5) Increased Google Ranking Earlier we wrote about how adding SSL may give you a bump up in your Google search engine ranking, … Continue reading

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Google Uses HTTPS (SSL) as a Website Ranking Signal

Last year in August, Google announced that it would use “HTTPS” as a ranking signal.  HTTPS denotes that a website’s server has SSL installed, a security technology to encrypt the transfer of data, between the web server and user internet browser … Continue reading

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Why use “WWW” for your website?

You have 2 options for the url display of your website – with the “www” in the beginning, or without the “www”, otherwise known as a “naked domain”.  That terminology itself might persuade you to lean towards the “www” version for your website, and … Continue reading

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Jimmy Kimmel hacks your passwords by just asking, lol

How strong are your internet passwords?  Are they easy to guess, contain information you have posted on social media sites?  In this hilarious video, Jimmy Kimmel shows viewers how easy it is to hack someone’s internet password.  It is actually … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases Internet Explorer security patch, for Windows XP too

Microsoft has just released a security patch to fix the major security bug that was reported for Internet Explorer (IE) this previous weekend.  And they included Windows XP too, since the security flaw was found so close to its end … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer bug, Use Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox to avoid hacking

UPDATE: Microsoft releases Internet Explorer security patch, for Windows XP too If you are using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE), the U.S. Department of Homeland security is advising you to switch to another web browser until Microsoft releases a fix for a … Continue reading

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PhotoShelter, Zenfolio, Squarespace et al. lack photo and download security

You’re a photographer, artist, or designer.  You want to create a website showcasing your work.  Perhaps you want to sell digital photo downloads and add some income to your business.  What you don’t want is your images being copied/pasted elsewhere … Continue reading

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