Eight Reasons to Monitor your Website Now

A successful website needs to perform efficiently and effectively. To know if your site is doing these things, you need to know how your loading speed is impacting users, how long your site may be offline or just why some people don’t use your platform. To get this information, you will need to monitor your website and although this seems like a tedious task, it actually isn’t. Web page monitoring software like Monitoring.Me makes the process super simple. We will look at the benefits of using a website monitoring tool a little later, but for now, let’s look at eight reasons to monitor your website. 1. Protect your reputation In the world of business image is everything. You will therefore need to take all the necessary steps to protecting yours. This means you will have to regularly monitor your website to ensure users are not experiencing issues such as regular downtime, which is a major cause for customer dissatisfaction. And given that your company’s reputation is very closely connected to the experience customers have when they use your platform, you will want to ensure they are happy and that they keep coming back. Downtime will happen, but regular website monitoring will help you identify the problem [...]

What is SSL stripping and how to avoid it?

 SSL Stripping, also known as SSL Downgrade attacks, is in simple terms, high-tech , undetected eavesdropping. The aim of an SSL Stripping attack is always to kill secure communication without the victim realizing. It’s all about data collection and manipulation. SSL Stripping allows attackers to downgrade your connection from a secure HTTPS to an insecure HTTP. This in turn, leaves you vulnerable to spying and data manipulation. It is somewhat similar to wiretapping, just a little more technical. However, both wiretapping and SSL Stripping have a ‘man-in-the-middle’ - the person who does the eavesdropping. In this case, it’s the hacker, who creates a proxy server that intercepts and reroutes the traffic from a victim’s computer to theirs. They can then use the intercepted information to do just about anything they want. Users will often not realize their information is being or has been compromised, because they will end up on a page that looks practically the same as the one they were searching for. That’s how SSL Stripping tricks users into believing their connection is secure and their data encrypted, but the connection is actually insecure and the data is sent in plain text, because the encryption would have [...]