Archive for the ‘Security issues’ Category

Everything you need to know about Heartbleed Bug threat

On 7th April 2014 a serious vulnerability in the open-source cryptography library OpenSSL was discovered. It was a severe memory handling bug in their implementation of the TLS Heartbeat extension, which is why it has been dubbed the Heartbleed Bug. The vulnerability has existed since December 31st 2011 and became widespread in March 2012 following [...]


Are your passwords as secure as the Tower of London?

How to create a strong password and protect your online life

How secure are your passwords? Have you put much thought into them or have you gone for one of the more common choices such as “password” or “123456″? Have you considered what would happen if one or more of your passwords was compromised and the impact it might have on your personal and professional life? [...]


Is your site safe for Christmas shoppers?

These days, people are spending more time online and logged in. They are also communicating much more than just their credit card numbers. However, if your site doesn’t inspire trust, they’ll leave in a matter of seconds. With Christmas approaching, when customer demand is at its highest, you need to go the extra mile to [...]


Could Your Website Be Blacklisted by Google?

Even if you’ve never heard of the Google Safe Browsing service, you’ve probably used it. Chrome, Firefox and Safari all incorporate the service into their browsers. Services like Trust Inn also use it to help their users know when to avoid a particular website. Here’s how it works in a browser. When you click on [...]


Malware: From a bizarre hobby to organised cyber-crime

This week it’s Malware Awareness week here are 123-reg. So, we thought we’d take you through the evolution of malware throughout the years so you can see how much more dangerous it has become. From ‘innocently annoying’… Malware has evolved plenty from a bizarre hobby for computer geeks to profitable organised cyber-crime. Digital threats are [...]


Interview: Fighting Malware with Anirban Banerjee

2012 continues to be a year of great excitement for 123-reg. We are thrilled to announce the release of Site Scanner, powered by Stop the Hacker. For those not in the know, Site Scanner is a SaaS based malware monitoring tool that scrutinises a user’s website, notifying the customer when malicious code/viruses are found via [...]


Why virus risks are not to be sniffed at

While a human virus like Flu can cripple your business if it spreads through your employee base, a computer virus can literally kill your business, yet there is much more you can do to protect and in the main resist computer viruses but too many people ignore the threats. The term computer virus is actually [...]



The ultimate nightmare. What does being blacklisted by Google mean to your business?

Did you know that Google blacklists 6,000 websites every single day? You might be doing everything white-hat and running your business website according to Google’s rules but still experience the ultimate ordeal – being blacklisted by Google. If you are excluded from Google’s index, your website will disappear and no one will be able to [...]


Is the EU’s cookie law confusing you too?

You might remember that in May last year some new EU rules came into force. Dubbed the ‘EU cookie law’, the legislation says websites have to get permission from users before storing pieces of information called cookies on their computers. What are cookies? Cookies are small text files which websites place on visitors’ computers. They’re [...]