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Infographic: What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
19 Oct

Infographic: What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
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WordPress takes their security very seriously. That's why, in itself, WordPress is extremely secure and you have nothing to worry about. Majority of security loopholes occur when users start installing less than reputable themes and plugins. Sometimes, even the best ones might have issues as well. Hackers get more resourceful every day, so nobody is really 100% safe, but you definitely can take the steps to minimize the risk of an attack as much as possible. This infographic will tell you how to spot the signs that a security breach might have...

Why do you need SSL Certificates
28 Sep

Why do you need SSL Certificates
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The internet is a wonderful place to do business because of how easy it is for your customers to find you online. The problem is, they are not the only ones taking an interest in your online activities, business or otherwise. There are criminal elements that want your data to make a quick buck, putting your business and finances at risk. They are able to do this by intercepting communications between your website and your customers, committing what’s known as a man-in-the-middle attack. These attacks have become ever more common in...

25 May

How the GDPR Affects You and What HostPapa is Doing With These Changes
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. If you have an online business or a presence on the Internet of any kind, chances are you’ve heard of the GDPR already, since it was created back in 2016. If you haven’t, here is what you need to know: The GDPR is a law being placed in the European Union and the UK about data protection and privacy. The main focus of the GDPR is to give people more control of their online personal data. If you...

9 Aug

How to Create Strong Passwords to Secure Your Website
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It seems like everything you do on the Internet today requires some kind of password, which makes sense considering the number of cyber attacks that happen every day. Reports show that there were over 4,000 ransomware attacks a day in 2016. With so many ransomware attacks occurring all the time, having strong passwords has never been more important. The time for using your birthday, address, mother’s maiden name, ‘123456’, and anything easy to guess has long passed. Here are some of the best ways to create strong passwords and to secure...

15 Mar

Why SSL Certificates are Important for your Website
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An SSL certificate is something that every business should have on their website, especially after Google prioritized websites with SSL certificates for better search engine rankings. SSL, which stands for Secure Socket Layer, is an encryption technology used to create a secure connection between a web server and a user’s web browser. When a website has an SSL certificate properly installed on the server, a small green padlock icon  will be displayed to the left of a website URL in the browser and https will appear in green as well. SSL certificates...