Web Hosting Tips + Tricks + News

What You Need to Know about Website Malware

  As you may know, many types of malware can attack your site. By their nature, they are meant to cause untold chaos and damage. Malware can either hit and destroy or can lay dormant until activated. And it doesn’t discriminate. Your aunt’s blog is as vulnerable as a large national retailer.   Worse, your reputation, traffic, and income will likely suffer if your website is infected. And, it’s not just a problem for the webmaster. Malicious code attempts to infect the computers of site visitors also.   Suspicious activity or signs of malware make your site appear untrustworthy, damaging…

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Security, SSL Certificates

An Introduction to SSL Certificates — a Website Must 

  Ever wonder how websites help keep hackers from stealing private information, like your credit card number or passwords? The answer: SSL.  SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol that protects the connection between your site and the visitor. When a visitor logs in or makes purchases on your site, the client (such as a browser) sends information to your website’s server. This information can be vulnerable while traveling, making this the opportune time for hackers to strike. However, using SSL can secure the channel between client and server, making hacking much harder to pull off.    To incorporate…

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Malware, Security

2022 Malware Survival Guide

“Malicious” + “Software” = Malware Malware is essentially the same as a human virus. It’s an umbrella term for malicious or intrusive software that a computer can catch from an outside source; it is any file, software, etc., that is intended to hurt a computer or user.   Malware can take over a computer and make it do things the user may not want it to do, such as sending spam mail, stealing sensitive information, spreading the malware to other computers, etc.   Some sources estimate that in 2022, malware now exceeds the number of legitimate programs available online. Microsoft,…

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Hacking Websites Is Still a Thing — Don’t Get Exploited!

  When it comes to hacking websites, notorious hackers provide stories that, in some cases, are impossible to believe.    But do!    The limits of the human mind are nonexistent when it comes to sleuthing the system. That’s why our goal is always to stay on our toes when keeping your website out of reach and super secure from meddling minds.   Take these three famous hackers: The Department of Justice called Kevin Mitnick the “most wanted computer criminal in U.S. history.” He was also one of the FBI’s Most Wanted after hacking into 40 major corporations.  Graham Ivan…

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Podcasting, Web Hosting

If You Can Create a Podcast, You can Create a Website

  You’ve already conquered getting your one-of-a-kind podcast content recorded, edited, uploaded, and distributed … what could be easier? Designing the website to promote your podcast, that’s what!   At Pair, we make launching your site super simple with Podcast Websites created specifically for podcasters like you! Using the ubiquitous WordPress platform, we make both the design, running, and upkeep of your site customizable and nearly hands-free. You’ll have your site ready to go in a matter of minutes.   Choose from these two podcast-savvy plans:   Our $19.95/mo. Plan Offers: 2 WordPress Sites 500 Custom Email Addresses @Your Domain…

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