Three Security Features All Websites Should Have

Digital Pacific regards security of your website one of our top priorities regardless of which service we provide to you (from shared hosting to dedicated servers), and we maintain a vigilant stance against intruders by keeping our security systems up to date, that being said, there are things that you can do to further minimize the security risk to your website. Many people take it for granted, but website security is often the first thing to consider while developing a new website. We offer this service, but if you have built your own, this means consulting a web development expert…

How to Spot Scam Emails

Dec, 19, 2017 | Email, Online Security | 0 Comments
How to Spot Scam Emails

These days, it’s getting more and more tedious to sieve through your inbox of emails, let alone try to handle the standard junk emails that offer “your chance to make millions”. I might be the harsh parent in awakening your reality by saying this, but no one is going to give you a million dollars or teach you how to make it. Sorry. What is Phishing? Scam emails are a form of phishing, which is the act of disguising as a trustworthy entity with the intent to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. You can…

Lava Lamps Encrypt Your Data?!

Aug, 24, 2017 | Cloud Hosting, Online Security | 1 Comment
lava lamps data encryption

Lava lamps, believe it or not, have various uses: they look cool, work great in low light, can keep me occupied for several hours, and can act as a random number generator for data encryption. Ahyup. What the hell are you talking about? In the San Francisco office lobby of renowned cloud network and online security company, CloudFlare, is a wall; but not just any wall–this wall holds 100 lava lamps that have a (not so) secret mission. It may seem like a weird 60s design fetish, but the lava lamp wall is actually used as one of CloudFlare’s many…

We’ve Been Doing Passwords Wrong

Aug, 07, 2017 | Online Security | 6 Comments

Today, we might just change your life. Why not. Ever found yourself staring blankly at a login screen, wondering what on earth you set the password to when you last signed in 6 months ago? Or perhaps, you’ve committed the ultimate sin of writing your passwords down in a text document on your computer, or on little shreds of paper scattered across your desk, inching ever slower towards their ultimate fate of falling off the edge and being consumed by your vacuum? At some point, most of us have been there, but in 2017, there is absolutely no need to…

Online Security

Mar, 21, 2013 | Business Websites, Online Security | 0 Comments

There is no shortage of dangers in the virtual world, whether it be in the form of malicious software or scammers masquerading as legitimate businesses. Those who do not exercise vigilance when using the computer and the Internet have a much higher chance than others of becoming a victim or identity theft or a malicious software attack. Here are four proven ways to stay safer online. Use the Latest Software No program is made perfect and, for this reason, software developers regularly release updates for their software. The same is true of hardware device drivers and operating systems such as…

SSL Certificates

Jan, 13, 2013 | Business Websites, Online Security | 0 Comments

Web merchants that are new to the game often have limited business funds with which to build their website, and some basic components of a professional website may be cut to adhere to a tight budget. Merchants who are thinking of omitting an SSL certificate to save money should evaluate the benefits of an SSL certificate before making a final decision. What is an SSL Certificate? A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate is a method of providing a secure connection between a website that is being visited by a computer user and the user’s browser. SSL certificates use encryption to…

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