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The 5 Ws of Wildcard SSL

A Wildcard SSL Certificate allows you to secure your main domain AND all first level sub-domains of that domain. Wildcard certificates can easily be identified by the asterisk which precedes the domain name in the certificate subject field (for example, *.domain). When would...

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Google to Favor Sites With SSL in Ranking

Great news from Google this week for SSL users! The leading search engine is adjusting its famous and mysterious ranking algorithm to reward sites that use SSL. This means that users of SSL will not only get a secured connection to protect their communications with customers...

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E-Commerce in the Crosshairs: How to Keep Your Site Secure

If you have an e-Commerce site you are in crosshairs of hackers. Why? Because you are the goose with the golden eggs they covet most. You handle customer credit card and personal information that they want to steal and exploit. They usually do it by either intercepting the m...

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eBay Data Breach: Class Action Suit Alleges Negligence

Data breaches that impact customers are costly in many ways. They are costly to cleanup. They are costly in the erosion of their customer’s confidence and business. They can kill e-Commerce. Increasingly, data breaches are costly in legal liabilities. The latest exampl...

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Penetration vs Vulnerabilty Testing: Do You Know the Difference?

Every time you turn around, it seems there is another high profile data breach in the news that involves the compromise of cardholder data. The Target data breach alone may have compromised the data of more than half of all adult Americans. It has never been more important t...

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Understanding SSL Validation

Without SSL and SSL Certificates e-Commerce as we know it would not be possible. All SSL Certificates provide a secure connection between a browser and a server with all messages encrypted with Public Key Encryption (PKI) technology. So, why are there so many product offers...

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How to Handle a Data Breach

There is a right way and a wrong way for an organization to handle a data breach. Unfortunately, they are sometimes the SAME way. The consensus in crisis management is that it is always best to get in front of a bad news story by getting it out quickly so you can frame the s...

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vBulletin Announces Emergency Patch for SQL Injection Vulnerability

vBulletin Solutions announced this week that they have a critical emergency patch to their vBulletin forum software to fix an SQL injection vulnerability that could allow hackers to access the software’s databases. The vulnerability and fixes apply only vBulletin version 5....

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Many Servers Vulnerable to Heartbleed. Act Now!

Various news reports have confirmed that many web servers are still vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug, which effects Apache servers running SSL. The bug was first reported early in April of this year. Oracle recently released a list of products affected by the Heartbleed Open...

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WordPress Joins the Club, Secures Domains with SSL

WordPess announced recently that they would join the club of web applications that use SSL by default for all of the web site’s they host, providing users with secured, encrypted communications. The WordpPress web application was originally designed for the creating blogging...

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