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Tags: security

  • 08 Nov

    Free SSL certificates for shared hosting

    I’m pleased to announce that free SSL certificates are now available for all of our shared hosting customers, courtesy of cPanel’s AutoSSL feature. AutoSSL automatically provisions and configures certificates for domains which don’t already have them, meaning you never again need to spend time setting them up manually. Certificates are...

  • 06 Oct

    We’re Open Rights Group Corporate Supporters

    The Open Rights Group recently announced their new corporate supporters scheme, and I’m proud to say that we’re one of the first companies to join. I mentioned in a recent blog post that we’re strong supporters of the right of Internet users to use encryption to secure their communications,...

  • 03 Sep

    Proactive WordPress Updates

    WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform and at last count we were hosting over 900 installations of it on our shared hosting servers. Many of these copies of WordPress are very old, and since WordPress is so popular security vulnerabilities in old copies of it are...

  • 17 Jul

    We Support The Right to Encrypt

    The UK government is pressing ahead with plans to introduce legislation this year which will ban the use of encrypted communications, the contents of which can not be viewed by the security services. Undoubtedly terrorists and other criminals who use encrypted communications stand a better chance of evading state...

  • 09 May

    Two-Factor Authentication Now Available

    Security is a top priority for us at Valcato Hosting and we’re always looking for ways to pro-actively protect our clients. For that reason I am pleased to announce that Two-Factor Authentication is now available to add an extra layer of security to your Valcato Account. We are using...

  • 15 Mar

    Secure email connections required from April 2014

    Secure email connections will be required for all shared hosting customers starting next month. From then onwards it won’t be possible to log into your email account via SMTP, POP3, or IMAP if you’re not using a secure connection. We’re making this change to help ensure your accounts remain...

  • 22 Jul

    vBulletin Security Flaw

    A serious security flaw has been discovered in version 3.8.6 of the popular forum software vBulletin. The flaw enables anyone to easily access the main administrator username and password for a site. And could potentially allow hackers to access data, such as e-mail addresses, and edit the site at...

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