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Five security tips for business devices

In a global commerce environment that is now predominantly digital, having reliable devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones are vital to running a business. Apart from ensuring administrative functions run smoothly these devices continually store important business information. The security of these devices is often only an afterthought by many small businesses. However, this can make your data vulnerable to malware, viruses and unauthorized access by criminals. Comprehensive security and protection on your devices need not be expensive or time-consuming if you follow these five tips.

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Easier than ever before: SSL encryption for your WordPress website

Having a website is a great way to ensure the world can see your passion and bring customers to your business. However, with many people feeling unsafe on the internet, website owners have a duty to build trust by providing extensive security and data protection. An SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate provides vital encryption to keep your website and its visitors safe. Until now even setting up a WordPress page with an SSL was a laborious process that required a lot of technological know-how. 1&1 has now streamlined this process for all users.

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Internet threats – keeping yourself safe online

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Today we make more decisions online than ever before, from sharing sensitive business information to ordering clothes and keeping in touch with friends. While this has injected new levels of convenience to the lives of billions of people worldwide, there remains a lingering threat online. This threat comes in many forms, such as cyber criminals looking collect your personal information for fraudulent purposes. This article serves as a brief education in fraud online, highlighting some of the methods cyber criminals often use to collect sensitive personal data, so that you can protect yourself online.

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All about security – 10 security rules to follow when navigating Microsoft’s server systems

When it comes to data hosting, security is one of the most important challenges for businesses to overcome. The administrators that manage the server infrastructure, whether this happens in-house or with a service provider, need to ensure that they familiarise themselves with the most up to date security mechanisms, and are continuously developing their skills and knowledge in this area.

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Security in a digital age – Protecting your business from cyber-attacks

Last year, 689 million people worldwide – nearly 14 million in the UK – were victims of cybercrimes. The global economic damage, caused by the loss of data as a result of these attacks, is estimated to be more than £100 billion, and the financial cost to the UK alone amounts to £1.8 billion. Whilst there have been a number of high profile cyber-attacks on large corporations in recent months, small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly becoming viable targets for cybercriminals. In this blog post, we will be outlining the importance of securing your IT infrastructure, as well as providing you with advice on the best way of going about this.

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2016 in Review: What lies ahead for the web hosting market?

At this point in time, it’s fair to say that 2016 has been a year of change. The web hosting market has seen its fair share of challenges, from calls for greater security, to large-scale regulatory changes in the UK and Europe. As 2016 comes to a close, we reflect on some of the major issues facing the hosting market this year, and consider what part they’ll play for the industry in 2017.

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Imposters in the internet – how to reveal suspicious online stores


Only 61 days left until Christmas! With the Christmas season seemingly beginning earlier and earlier each year, it might be a good idea to start thinking about online Christmas shopping. Unfortunately, certain fraudulent sites take advantage of this spike of online activity to trick people out of their money, by convincing them to purchase fake or counterfeit products. In this article we will show you how to spot these sites immediately, so that you can browse for gifts online safely without falling victim to these scams.

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CISPE: together with other European IaaS providers – 1&1 sets an example for more Cloud security

Although businesses are starting to approach the cloud with growing acceptance, there still exists a certain amount of scepticism around the technology. People have a picture in their head of a vast disorganised “cloud”, and this brings up significant privacy concerns that providers need to address. Now, with our fellow European affiliates – arsys, FastHosts and home.pl – we are taking a step forwards in working against this negative perception. Together with other European Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers, we are supporting the Code of Conduct of the European initiative CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe), which was introduced to the public last week.

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Protection against cyberattacks: Ten tips for a secure website (Part 2)

In part 1 of this blog series we provided five tips for entrepreneurs, founders and self-employed persons to protect their websites. In order to keep the company website safe, we share five more aspects should be taken into account.

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