Google have announced that from October, the latest version of Chrome will flag an error up on any websites without an SSL that allow customers to input information such as search fields or newsletter subscriptions.
It’s March 2017 and all the data coming in from Google and Bing’s constant re-indexing and reshuffling of their algorithms confirms what we already knew, however we’re going to state it here again just in case some people haven’t yet heard. Your website should have a SSL certificate (padlock) installed and every page on your… Read more »
Here at teclan, as web hosting providers, we often get support queries from you telling us that you are having trouble sending or receiving emails, or that your password is not being accepted. This is usually down to third party platforms having done an update or it’s an issue with your ISP, which can cause… Read more »
You may have received an email recently or read online or in the press about the recent POODLE SSL 3.0 vulnerability and are wondering what it is, and does it affect you. Should you be worried? What is POODLE? The POODLE attack (which stands for “Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption”) is a man-in-the-middle… Read more »
Regular followers of teclan’s blog posts over the years will have previously noted our recommendation back in 2012 that Google required your checkout pages to be encrypted by an SSL certificate (golden padlock). Well the non-SSL website pigeons are now coming home to roost. We have now seen Google starting to enforce this policy by… Read more »
It might seem like common sense, but you should really look into backing up your e-commerce website regularly, says Flora.
Recent security announcements have highlighted an urgent exploitable bug in the OpenSSL protocol. This is the part of the internet that is used whenever you access a website through a secure connection – usually when a padlock appears in your web browser. Whilst the news was spun by many as a major security issue affecting… Read more »
It has been brought to our attention in recent days that there are now several accounts from other hosting companies and email providers of emails to @live.com, @outlook.com and @hotmail.com being blocked from delivery due to Microsoft’s own blacklists. This is not wholly uncommon. Microsoft have blocked several email servers in the past (e.g. NHS… Read more »
In this age of multiple secure payment service providers that provide their own security, SSL certificates are often overlooked. However an SSL can still make all the difference to improving your websites conversion rate. The below excerpt* from the BBC on Christmas scams highlights this perfectly from a customer’s perspective. “Whether intentional or not, some… Read more »
Most people decide on hosting for a key reasons, features (or simply speaking to a supplier that doesn’t use too much jargon and can describe what you are asking for) reliability (speed and stability) and, importantly, price. But, as Harry Hill would say “Which is best? There’s only one way to find out” So it’s… Read more »