WordPress vulnerability leads to compromised sites

WordPress recently confirmed a security flaw has existed in its WordPress blogging software since the end of 2016. The bug has affected tens of thousands of websites, specifically WordPress blogs and news of the vulnerability continues to spread via popular sites such as BBC News and many tech websites too. Not only does this mean WordPress sites can be compromised, but it also means the vulnerability can potentially be used as an entry point to take over the whole WordPress website. To date the most common type of compromise has been defacing the most recent blog post. What should you […]

Chrome warns users HTTP is not secure

Is your website’s connection secure? Google Chrome is about to change how non-secure pages are displayed so now is a good time to check. From this month, Chrome will start marking HTTP sites as not secure so users will be made aware the site is not safe. Often visitors don’t realise that anyone on the network can intercept a site loaded over a HTTP connection. This means any personal details such as home or email addresses, bank details, credit/debit card information, security answers etc. can be stolen. When browsing or buying online, a lock icon in the address bar shows […]

POODLE – What you need to know

You may have heard about the recent SSL 3.0 exploit, POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). This vulnerability allows a man-in-the-middle attacker to access the https secure connections when SSL 3.0 is enabled.  In short it means your secure session online could be at risk. What we are doing… We are removing SSL 3.0 from our web and email authentication which will protect you against this vulnerability. Why are we doing this? Security is of utmost importance to us here at names.co.uk, therefore, we see no option but to disable SSL 3.0. This SSL protocol has been in use […]

SiteLock security; what is it and how can it benefit my website?

With the recent launch of the names.co.uk Limitless web hosting packages we’re taking a look at SiteLock domain security, and how it can benefit your website. Our top two unlimited packages offer you peace of mind thanks to smart and simple website security via SiteLock, which means you can focus on growing your business. What is SiteLock? SiteLock is cloud-based security software that protects your website from Malware and other malicious threats. In short, SiteLock does three things; find, fix and prevent. The software runs a number of scans across your site to find possible security breaches. With the SiteLock […]

Google announce preference for secure websites

Is your website fully secure? If so, you’re in luck because Google are now giving secure websites preference in its search rankings. What does it mean for you and your website? It means if your website has adopted HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) it will carry more weight with Google and get ranked higher when users search online. HTTPS ensures that the communication between you and the site you’re using is secure and encrypted. This protects your privacy and any sensitive information that is being sent to the website. How do I ensure my website is secure? You can do […]