Category Archives: Web Security

Google Chrome 68
20 Jul 2018
In a blog post published in February 2018, Google announced that it would mark sites not running HTTPS as ‘Not Secure’ with the release of Chrome 68 on July 24 2018. With the imminent arrival of this next Chrome version, time is running out for sites who have not made a move yet. With Chrome currently having over 60% of the web browser market share, this move by Google will have a significant impact on sites still running HTTP. Google’s [...]
CDN security
12 Jul 2018
At CDNsun, providing an efficient, reliable and cost-effective service is our primary purpose. Our platform delivers not only superior performance but also provides enterprise-grade security, assuring you and protecting your solutions from online threats. As we continuously strive to provide you with the fastest and most secure CDN possible, we will be deprecating TLS 1.0 on July 19, 2018, to reinforce the security of our platform. What is TLS 1.0? To understand why we need to deprecate TLS 1.0, we first [...]
23 Apr 2018
When the internet was fairly new, users learned that all website URLs started with http:// followed by the website address. Today, browsers automatically add this part of the URL, so there’s no need to type it. Because of that, some people don’t even realize that many URLs now start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. What’s the difference, and does it matter? In many cases, it’s actually very important that the website URL shows HTTPS. Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or HTTP, is [...]
19 Jan 2018
When using technologies like caching and multi-node distribution, a content delivery network (CDN) can significantly reduce a website's load time. Rather than serving data from a single static server, it serves data from a network of servers to reduce congestion and improve performance. With data stored on multiple servers, though, you might be wondering about CDN security. CDNs work by caching online content -- websites or apps -- on multiple servers and prioritizing its delivery based on the client's geographic [...]
01 Nov 2016
What do you know about bots? A bot is a software program designed to perform certain automated tasks on the world wide web. Bots often do unattainable and undesirable labor for us, such as: to search engine crawling, to monitor website health, to measure web resources' speed, to power APIs, to fetch web content and etc. You may also use these programs to reveal weak sides in your network’s or websites’ security and then use them to enhance your [...]
05 Oct 2016
Doing business in the Internet often requires a good protection of personal data and money transactions. If you want to buy something from the online store, you must be sure that none will steal your personal data (credit card number, PIN code and etc.). Online merchants who want to succeed in selling things online should make their store and eCommerce websites really safe for their buyers. Many of them use two-factor authentication to prevent illegal activity on their web [...]
Let’s Encrypt
30 Jun 2016
This story dates back to 2015 when the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) decided to present Beta for the Let’s Encrypt software. The main purpose of this project was to help internet users get a more secure connection between their servers and browsers called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) free of charge. On April the 12th, 2015, the program has abandoned its Beta status and initiated a new wave of changes in the worldwide internet community making millions of users change [...]
SSL Security
06 Jan 2016
Let’s Encrypt is a free, and open certificate authority, run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is provided by the Internet Security Research Group and sponsored by Mozilla, Cisco, Akamai, OVH, Google Chrome, Facebook and many others. CDNsun has integrated with Let's Encrypt which allows us to provide free custom SSL CDN certificates to all our clients. So you don't need to spend your money on buying an SSL certificate for your CDN domain from a third-party certificate authority because [...]
How to avoid ddos attacks
01 Sep 2015
DDos attacks became a real problem for most of online businesses nowadays. This way of economic pressure is very popular, because it does not leave any legally relevant evidences. At the same time such attacks can make unavailable almost any computer or system. DDos attacks are based almost on the same principle as Dos attacks. The difference is that DDos attacks use more than one computer as the attack source. Unfortunately, usually it consists of thousands of computers. Attack can [...]
CDN security
15 Jun 2015
Bigger growth of CDN use among all kind of businesses puts bigger queries for a security. The need to protect CDN data arises from the essence of Content Delivery Network mechanism. CDNs are based on a principle of geographically close location of data to end users. That makes request time from the server faster. As a result, the website performance is improving too. To make this possible, CDN customers allow CDN's to locate the selected data on the edge servers. Some of CDN companies have a [...]