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Test-Achats found that 55 out of 100 web stores are not secure

  • 14 November 2018
  • Reading time: 4 min

Test-Achats recently found that some Belgian web stores leave the door open for intruders. We at Combell consider Internet security a top priority and therefore offer various features that you...

In een phishing val getrapt

Fallen into a phishing trap? This is how you can limit the damage.

  • 14 May 2018
  • Reading time: 2 min

Phishing attacks are often carried out with very carefully crafted e-mails, which can hardly be distinguished from legitimate e-mails from a company. So well counterfeited, that despite your caution, you...

A free SSL certificate provided with your hosting or a premium SSL certificate?

New maximum lifetime for SSL certificates: what you should know

  • 20 March 2018
  • Reading time: 3 min

Since 1 March 2018, the maximum validity period of SSL certificates has been reduced from 39 to a little more than 27 months. What exactly does this mean for you?...

Symantec warning

Warning: Google will soon distrust Symantec SSL certificates

  • 11 September 2017
  • Reading time: 3 min

Google really wants to make sure that users keep trusting secure HTTPS sites. Since Google believes that Symantec was not strict enough when issuing SSL certificates, the world’s most popular...

Critical Joomla update: install it now!

Critical Joomla update: install it now!

  • 22 May 2017
  • Reading time: < 1 min

A severe vulnerability has been found in the current core of the Joomla CMS. Fortunately, the update to fix this issue has been released on Wednesday 17 May. So, make...

Protecting your website. Would you rather take a risk or invest in security?

Protecting your website: would you rather take a risk or invest in security?

  • 26 April 2017
  • Reading time: 3 min

Although citizens are increasingly concerned about their security online, some website owners still fail to properly secure their site. Why? Websites are not secure enough A recent survey conducted by...

Secure passwords: short and complex or long and memorable?

  • 27 March 2017
  • Reading time: 5 min

When you check your e-mail, when you place an order with, and even when you register for a group fitness session, you are constantly required to enter your password. Often,...

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Should you go for a free Let’s Encrypt certificate or a premium SSL certificate?

  • 25 January 2017
  • Reading time: 3 min

An encrypted connection has become indispensable for those who want to send data over the Internet. Not only is this solution more secure, but it will also help you achieve...

Free Let’s Encrypt SSL-certificate for Combell clients

  • 12 January 2017
  • Reading time: 2 min

Internet security is becoming ever more important for all of us, including the Combell webhosting customer. At Combell we are persistent in our efforts to take (and keep) the lead...

Brute-force attack: zo verzet je je ertegen

Brute force attacks: how to protect yourself?

  • 11 July 2016
  • Reading time: 4 min

Hackers do not only use known vulnerabilities and bugs in software, operating systems or content management systems to access your data or penetrate your website. Another method they use quite...

Tips to secure your WordPress site

Secure your WordPress site: 10 ground rules

  • 25 May 2016
  • Reading time: 5 min

What are the guidelines for securing your WordPress site? This CMS, which runs on almost 25% of websites on the Internet is very secure in itself. But the more plugins,...

A decent hosting provider does more than you think

  • 27 October 2015
  • Reading time: 2 min

Providing hosting services requires expertise that goes far beyond just webspace and bandwidth. These are the three pillars you may not have thought of yet that form the foundation of...