How to Protect Your Websites – Featuring SiteLock

Website security in our modern times is of the utmost importance, and it cannot be an afterthought. What are you doing to protect your company? Do you have a team of IT security professionals making sure your websites and internal network systems are secure? The only true way of staying secure is to be up-to-date and ahead of the curve of industry trends. Hackers like to phish and scope out websites that have been negligent in their security. Negligence in website security eventually starts opening doors to hackers, allowing them to bust their way through and grab sensitive information. Join the SSL Support Desk to learn more about the many ways you can protect your websites. In this article, we’ll […]

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Website Malware: How to Find Unidentified Malicious Code?

There are a lot of malware scanning services out there that will report any malicious code associated with your website. Some malware services will only report the problematic malicious code, and other services such as Sitelock provided by Acmetek Global Solutions take malware scanning to the next step and will actually remove the malware from your website automatically. If you do not have Sitelock then you will have to manually remove the code yourself. Hopefully this article can help enlighten admins on the general idea of what to search for when manually removing the code to secure your website. Here is The Scenario… You received a notification from a malware scanning service such as the Norton Malware Scan that comes with […]

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Understanding DDoS Attacks & The Tools to See Them.

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks are not a new concept, but they have proven to be an effective way of devastating targeted companies. As the name implies, DDoS is an attempt to deny a service to legitimate users by overwhelming the target with activity. The Gaming, Media, and IT services industry are typically targets for such attacks, but that is not to say that Government or Financial are not within the scope. What Is a Denial of Service Attack? A DoS attack is an attempt to make a system or server unavailable for legitimate users and, finally, to take the service down. This is achieved by flooding the server’s request queue with fake requests. After this, server will not be able […]

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“WannaCry” Blocked by Symantec – Best Practices Against Ransomware.

A world wide cyberattack that caused chaos On May 12, 2017  is still ongoing involving a ransomware named WannaCry (aka WCry). These attacks are targeting and have affected users from various countries across the globe. The WannaCry threat will encrypt data files on infected computers and ask users to pay a $300 US ransom in bitcoin to decrypt their files. A specific exploit against this vulnerability, code-named “Eternal Blue”, and was made available through a dump of various attack tools by the group Shadow Brokers, on April 14, 2017. Analysis indicates the attack spreads through an SMB remote code execution in Microsoft Windows. This was announced and patched by Microsoft on March 14, 2017. That is two whole months where if a patch […]

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GeoTrust Secured Seal Installation Instructions

Ready to Install GeoTrust Seal? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 Boost your business with the trust mark that gives customers confidence. With the increase of fraud and identity theft, online visitors have learned to look for trust signs when they transact online. A GeoTrust® Secured Seal, available with every GeoTrust certificate product, shows web site visitors that their information is protected. Add the GeoTrust Secured Seal to your home page, buy page, log-in or any other page on your authenticated site where visitors need to verify your web site. Note: You must purchase a GeoTrust SSL Certificate  before installing the GeoTrust Secured Seal. Note: If you purchased a QuickSSL Certificate or require the old GeoTrust Legacy Site Seal click HERE. Click […]

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GeoTrust Site Seal Installation Instructions

Ready to Install GeoTrust Site Seal? Boost your business with the trust mark that gives customers confidence! With the increase of fraud and identity theft, online visitors have learned to look for trust signs when they transact online. A GeoTrust® Site Seal, available with every GeoTrust Quick SSL Certificate, or GeoTrust certificate product and show web site visitors that their information is protected. Add the GeoTrust Site  Seal to your home page, buy page, log-in or any other page on your authenticated site where visitors need to verify your web site. Note: You must purchase a GeoTrust Certificate  before installing the GeoTrust Site Seal. To install the Legacy GeoTrust Site Seal, simply add the following lines to each web page on which you […]

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Thawte Site Seal Installation Instructions

Ready to Install Your Seal? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 Boost your business with the trust mark that gives customers confidence. With the increase of fraud and identity theft, online visitors have learned to look for trust signs when they transact online. A Thawte Site Seal, available with every Thawte SSL Certificate, shows web site visitors that their information is protected. Add the Thawte Site Seal to your home page, buy page, log-in or any other page on your authenticated site where visitors need to verify your web site. Note: You must purchase a Thawte SSL Certificate  before installing the Thawte Site Seal. Click on the click below to generate your Thawte Site Seal: Thawte Site Seal Installation script generator. When generating the […]

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Understanding Symantec’s Vulnerability Assessment Scan

The Symantec Vulnerability Assessment (VA) scan is a service that performs a scan searching for the common entry points on a website’s server for the domain you enrolled in for with a purchase of certain Symantec SSL certificates. Symantec Secure Site Pro with EV Symantec Secure Site with EV Symantec Secure Site Pro When you activate vulnerability assessment, Symantec with scan your website network each week for common entry points which, if breached, could threaten your online security. Example of this would be outdated server software or insecure ciphers that are configured when SSL is initiated. You will then receive the results of the scan in a downloadable PDF report highlighting the most critical vulnerabilities that will be accessed through your […]

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Understanding Symantec’s Malware Scan

Preventing malware on your Web site is easier than you might think. As an added feature to your Trust Services; Symantec will offer a non-invasive, daily malware scan of public-facing web pages. Sites that pass the scan will display the Symantec Trust Seal. Frequent web site malware scanning could provide you as a site owner early warning of a problem before your web site are blacklisted by search engines. In addition; following best practices for prevention and using the resources that you already have, you can significantly lessen the chances of having malware on your Web site. The Symantec Malware Scan comes with all Symantec SSL Certificates, and Symantec Safe Site products. What to expect after the Symantec SSL Certificate […]

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Implementing Seal In Search

The Seal-In-Search service is offered to all Symantec SSL customers with a purchase of any Symantec SSL certificate or separately with the Purchase of Symantec Safe Site. The Seal-In-Search functionality is automatically turned on once a Symantec SSL certificate or the Symantec Safe Site is issued, but customers must have the appropriate software client (plug-in) installed in their web browser (Internet Explorer version 6-11, and current versions of Chrome). Their search results using Google, Microsoft Bing and Yahoo will automatically show which sites are protected by Symantec with the Norton Secured Seal displaying in the search results. Symantec offers such a plug-in referred to as the Norton Identity Safe by visiting http://safeweb.norton.com or it can be downloaded here directly. Once downloaded. You will […]

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