Spiral Hosting Blog

Comodo CA Changes Name to Sectigo

News – SSL authority Comodo changes name to Sectigo!

Published by on November 2nd, 2018

Comodo CA (Certificate Authority), the company behind Comodo SSL certificates, was acquired by Francisco Partners one year ago. After the acquisition the Comodo CA branding remained extremely similar to Comodo, their former parent company. That was until now.. The new owners have renamed the company Sectigo! The rebranding was always inevitable because the names were … Read more ›

Alert – Lookout for new scam emails

Published by on September 27th, 2018

Spiral Hosting are today warning our clients to lookout for new scam emails which are linked to recent data breaches at some leading retail websites. We wish to advise all our clients to be on the lookout for new types of email scams. There are several different versions of a phishing scam email currently circulating, … Read more ›

Ensure your software is up to date: TLS v1.0 switch off 30th June 2018

Published by on June 28th, 2018

Saturday 30th June 2018 marks a significant change to how the Internet communicates. An old security protocol (TLS version 1.0) is being phased out, and this might cause issues for anyone hasn’t updated their computer’s operating system, web browser or email software in the last few years. This blog post explains what’s happening and what you … Read more ›

Secure your website with HTTPS

Published by on February 12th, 2017

Spiral Hosting are making it easier than ever to secure your website with HTTPS. We have introduced a new AutoSSL feature on all our shared hosting, enterprise hosting and reseller hosting plans. AutoSSL is an automatically provisioned SSL certificate securing your HTTPS website (whether it is a domain, sub-domain, add-on domain or alias). AutoSSL offers a DV … Read more ›

Important – Changes to Email, FTP and Database Access (PCI Compliance)

Published by on July 18th, 2016

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. Today we emailed all our clients important information on changes to email, FTP and database access. It is essential that clients read the full information and take action. To comply with PCI (payment card industry) requirements, which are important for hosting clients … Read more ›

The Big PHP Update

Published by on March 4th, 2016

Spiral Hosting are committed to providing the latest software on our web servers for optimum performance and security. We will be updating the native (default) PHP version on our web servers to PHP 5.6.   PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP is used by … Read more ›

Security Notice: Fraudulent Domain Renewal Phone Calls

Published by on January 25th, 2016

We have received reports that scammers are using our company name in fraudulent phone calls to our clients. The scammers are contacting clients using information that is publicly available on the Internet via a whois search and seem to be contacting clients who have domains close to their renewal dates. The scammers are attempting to … Read more ›

Security Advice – Tucows & OpenSRS Phishing

Published by on October 29th, 2015

It’s come to our attention that some registrars are being targeted by phishing attacks against domain owners and registrants. We have received communications that some of those attacks are using Tucows branded emails to potentially contact you. all over the world. The fraudulent emails claim that a particular domain name has been suspended and ask users to … Read more ›

Security advice – Poodle bug lockdown affecting ZenCart payments

Published by on October 16th, 2014

Information on the POODLE Security Bug & Advice for ZenCart website owners Expert engineers working for Google Security this week discovered a security bug in the SSL 3.0 technology used to encrypt Internet data and ecommerce transactions. The bug is known as POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption). The SSL 3.0 technology is 18 years old and it … Read more ›

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