What is a VPN and why do you need one?

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First things first – are VPN and VPS same? Well… no! A lot of people mistook VPN for VPS. If you are also one of those, it is the right time to correct yourself! Both the terms VPN and VPS are entirely different. While a VPN helps you in taking care of your identity and security online, a VPS is a virtual See more →

Comodo SSL turn into Sectigo. What changes?

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Encryption is a one-way street, not only because it is rewarded by the most popular browser, but mostly because it is the most eloquent type of proof that you care about the safety of data, entrusted to you by your visitors. Therefore, we do not doubt at all that you have made sure to activate an SSL certificate, through the wide range See more →

Chrome 70: The red “not secure” is here

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As it has been pre-announced, the 70th version of Chrome has arrived and introduced the red “not secure”. If you stumble upon a website which does not use any SSL certificate, thus not providing encryption, you will see the gray “not secure” in the URL bar without any change, exactly like you knew it from the 69th version of Chrome. However, if you See more →

Chrome 69: One step closer to make encryption the norm

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Update 10/29/2018: As it has been pre-announced, the 70th version of Chrome has arrived and introduced the red “not secure”.   As you already know, since July Chrome has started to label all HTTP sites as “not secure”. This was just the beginning of its intense efforts to make encryption the norm for Internet traffic. Chrome 69 has arrived some days ago and took See more →

The ultimate guide to different types of SSL

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It was in the summer of 2018, when Chrome made clear that encryption is the only way forward. The 68th edition brought red “not secure” for HTTP sites, while from the 70th edition onwards, this indication became more intense. As for now, when someone tries to enter data in a form hosted on an HTTP site, the “not secure” turns red. This See more →

Chrome 68 came with a big change

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Update 10/29/18: As it has been pre-announced, the 70th version of Chrome has arrived and introduced the red “not secure”.   The last two years, Google is making strong efforts to eliminate the use of HTTP protocol. Through Chrome, its own popular browser, the tech giant tries to convince everyone that “HTTPS” is a one-way road. In case you are still not informed See more →

Mixed Content: How to avoid it when using SSL/TLS

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The Internet is flooded with sensitive data and there are many intruders out there willing to exploit this kind of information. As a webmaster, you should fight against them through useful tools that are available nowadays, aiming for data integrity, privacy and critical security of the website’s information. One of these tools is SSL which stands for Secure Sockets Layer and it See more →

The measures that Top.Host takes for the GDPR – part 1

The measurements that Top.Host takes for the GDPR - part 1

On the 25th of May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. Over a year ago, our company begun taking the necessary security measures to be compatible with the new regulation, and also to strengthen the protection of our customers’ personal information. In this blog post, we will describe to you the first completed actions that have been See more →

GDPR: Is your website compliant with the new regulation?

GDPR: Is your website compliant with the new regulation?

Before starting our discussion on whether your website is GDPR compliant or not, you should understand what GDPR actually is and how it is going to affect you. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it aims to change the ways in which data is extracted and used for everyone in Europe. When this regulation comes into effect, individuals will have See more →