A new cyber security report from Venafi has revealed that over 21% of all websites are still currently using an insecure SSL certificate. SHA-1 certificates were exposed to be vulnerable for man-in-the-middle attacks, collision attacks, and brute force attacks. Remember Heartbleed? “The results of our most recent analysis are not surprising,” said Kevin Bocek, chief security strategist for Venafi. “Even ...
Speaking of SSL certificates, Amazon has rolled out the Amazon Certificate Manager – a free service that lets you deploy SSL certificates which you can utilize with AWS services. Oh, did I mention – it’s free! The downside being that ACM (Amazon Certificate Manager) is currently only available in the Northern Virginia region – however Amazon will surely roll this out ...
Talk across the Interwebs this morning is revolving around a possible upcoming decision by Google Chrome to flag non-secure websites via a red “x” icon. The feature hasn’t been officially announced, however a new hidden option is now available within Chrome which lets you “Mark non-secure origins as non-secure, or as ‘dubious’“. Want to try it out for yourself? Head ...
It’s probably safe to say that Google has started, and led, the battle for a safer and more secure browsing experience – ever since they mentioned the first SSL ranking boost back in 2014. Ever since I’ve seen countless websites transition to HTTPS, and have gotten tons of questions from webmasters – most of whom just wanted to understand if ...
I’ve covered SSL several times now in post and video form – and if you’ve decided that there’s a benefit to converting your website to SSL I urge you to do it correctly. That means going through your website to make sure that all of the elements you are utilizing (all of your scripts, images, iframes, etc) are being served ...
As of late last night DreamHost clients who are on the DreamPress platform – DreamHost’s own managed WordPress hosting platform – are experiencing issues trying to view their SSL secure websites. Take note that this issue only affects DreamPress customers who are using HTTPS. All other DreamHost clients who are utilizing their shared hosting, VPS, or dedicated solutions are not affected. ...
Ever since Google mentioned the words “ranking signal” and “SSL” together people have been twisting this meaning and falsely believing they need to convert their website to SSL for SEO benefits – and fact of the matter is that this isn’t entirely true. There is ALOT more things you can, and should, be doing which will provide a much larger ...
Google kicked off the migration away from HTTP to HTTPS for most webmasters; and Mozilla aims to put the finishing fork into HTTP by announcing a new program which will essentially force webmasters onto HTTPS or else risk loosing various browser features. Removing features from the non-secure web will likely cause some sites to break. So we will have to monitor the ...
It seems like every few months a new SSL vulnerability is pointed out – which I suppose makes sense with the recent popularity that SSL has gotten. Thanks Google. Alas let’s welcome FREAK – a new man-in-the-middle vulnerability discovered by a group of cryptographers at INRIA, Microsoft Research and IMDEA. FREAK stands for “Factoring RSA-EXPORT Keys” which currently affects OpenSSL, Apple’s ...
Ever since Google started talking about giving an SEO boost to SSL-enabled websites there’s been plenty of questions going around about SSL from people who’ve never considered it in the past. This prompted me to record the following video to help explain some of the basics of SSL encryption, along with some of the misconceptions surrounding it. Throughout the above ...
As the interweb slowly moves over to HTTPS from the standard HTTP a new venture between Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Mozilla, Cisco, the University of Michigan and IdenTrust has formed Lets Encrypt – a new authority out to attempt to completely eliminate the headaches and costs associated with the switch. See switching your website over to SSL has several concerns associated with it. ...
Google has published details regarding the latest vulnerability within SSL called Poodle - this time targeting SSL 3.0. The newly found exploit allows one to steal secure cookies and other ...
Earlier on this month Google announced that SSL-secured websites will receive a small ranking boost. Since then I have even converted the majority of Rapid Purple to run over an HTTPS connection. If you’ve been going through the conversion process yourself lately here’s a bit of news that Barry Schwartz found out which might make your life a little easier. As ...
Google announced late last week that they are now using SSL/HTTPS as a small ranking signal within their Google search algorithm. Yes, a small ranking signal – or in the words of Google: “a very lightweight signal” which is shown to impact “fewer than 1% of global queries“. Google equated the SSL ranking signal with the Panda signal and said it carries “less weight.” ...
123-Reg has released their collection of coupon codes for the month of June 2014 ranging from domain name discounts to web hosting discounts. This month we have two top domain offers to take advantage of. First up is .com which is the world’s most popular domain, going for 15% off using coupon code Secondly 123-Reg has the .uk.com domain, which is a popular choice for UK ...
123-Reg is always on-top of their monthly coupons and discounts; so right on time for the new month of April 2014 they have sent me their latest set of coupon codes. Firstly to celebrate the recent release of new gTLDs, 123-Reg are offering discounts on the popular .Guru and .Photography domain names. .Guru is a great domain for any of your ...
So, February – the month of love, is here and as I am sure you can tell – the Valentines themed coupon codes are starting to pour in. 123-Reg has just sent in their Valentines Day themed coupon codes with some fantastic discounts on hosting, email, SSLs and .com domains. 20% Off SSL Certificates (Excluding 123-SSL): 15% Off .COM Domain ...
123-Reg has been doing a great job at maintaining a steady supply of new coupon codes for their services. So without any further fuss here are their latest coupon codes for the month of October 2013. Discounts this month include Web Hosting, VPS and SSL certificates, plus some great discounts on .com and .net domain names. 15% Off .Com Domain ...
Labor day has brought around the start of September, and I’m kicking it off with a new set of coupon codes for 123-Reg. This month 123Reg has a few very unique discounts available, such as 15% off on a .LA domain name. .LA is the extension for the city of Los Angeles, although it was initially created to represent Laos, a ...
The end of August marks the coming of Labor Day here in the United States, and a Bank Holiday around Europe. Being that 123Reg is UK based they have decided to launch several new coupon codes available for use from August 23rd to August 26th, 2013. While there is no new coupon codes available for their shared hosting plans; 123Reg ...