Libyan Spider https://libyanspider.com /forward Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:07:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://libyanspider.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-LS-Fav-Icon-1-32x32.png Libyan Spider https://libyanspider.com 32 32 2018 SSL Year https://libyanspider.com/2018-ssl-year/ https://libyanspider.com/2018-ssl-year/#respond Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:06:20 +0000 https://libyanspider.com/?p=17025 Google's new age of Secure Internet is set to take another giant leap forward this coming July with the launch of Chrome 68.

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Chrome 68, due out in July, will warn users about HTTP sites.

The time has come for all websites to migrate to HTTPS. You have until July when Chrome 68 releases.

Google has also pushed the date back a couple of times trying to avoid the massive disruption that will occur when websites start getting labeled, “Not Secure.”

If you haven’t been following, here’s what you need to know:

Google and the rest of the browsers have been working on this for a long time. Last year Google and Mozilla began the push towards universal encryption by changing the UI on their browsers. In addition to the padlock icon, any website with SSL is marked “Secure.”

The idea was that website owners would gradually adopt SSL as more and more features were being taken away.

The browsers also began marking HTTP sites “Not Secure.” This was done more gradually. The warnings started out just warning users when they were about to enter a password in an unencrypted field. Then in the Fall they turned up the volume even more and started marking any HTTP page with text fields “Not Secure.” Now, with the release of Chrome 68 in July, Google is cranking it up to 11. Any website served via HTTP is going to get the “Not Secure” indicator.

What’s the Big Deal with HTTPS?

HTTP is ancient by computer standards. It’s a protocol for communication and it worked fine for a while. Unfortunately, HTTP is not secure. When you make an HTTP connection with a website that connection is not secure. That means that anyone can eavesdrop on the connection and steal or manipulate any data passed back-and-forth.

HTTPS is secure. When you make a connection with a website the data being sent is encrypted. That essentially makes it worthless to anyone without the corresponding key. Beyond security, HTTPS also blocks ISPs from injecting ads on your website, it is faster and performs better than HTTP and, finally, you have to have encryption in order to use HTTP/2, which is becoming more widely adopted by the day.

What do I need to do?

You need to install an SSL certificate and migrate your website to HTTPS, for our shared hosting client cPanel & Plesk we offer a free SSL from Let’s Encrypt, also you can check our commercial SSL list.

Next you’ll need to migrate to HTTPS, you can do this by changing the protocol in your URLs to HTTPS, then using 301 redirects. You may also want to take the time to add your website to HSTS preload list.

Either way, the key takeaway is that you have until July to get an SSL certificate, lest you anger Google.

And trust me, no one wants to cross Google.

Sources

More Useful Links

https://seoexpertbrad.com/google-ssl-certificates-https/

https://managewp.com/blog/wordpress-ssl-settings-and-how-to-resolve-mixed-content-warnings

https://www.digicert.com/help/

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The More Payment Options, the Better https://libyanspider.com/the-more-payment-options-the-better/ https://libyanspider.com/the-more-payment-options-the-better/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:55:22 +0000 https://libyanspider.com/?p=16985 You can now get Voucher's electronic cards to be used to access our services and pay bills through them

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Libyan Spider Company has always been keen to provide a variety of payment methods and facilitate access to its services. We are pleased to introduce the new payment method from Miza Financial Services.

You can now get Voucher’s electronic cards to be used to access our services and pay bills through them. Just visit the nearest store or market that offers the e-coupon service to the Miza points.

For how to use the service please visit the following link.

You can also view the points of sale through this link.

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Beautiful webmail is here https://libyanspider.com/beautiful-webmail-is-here/ https://libyanspider.com/beautiful-webmail-is-here/#comments Sat, 27 Jan 2018 12:52:48 +0000 https://libyanspider.com/?p=16707 More than 246 Billion Email messages "Sent/Received" on the internet everyday. The Email become an important part in our daily work, we believe the right tools will help you with your daily work.

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AfterLogic WebMail Pro is a browser-based e-mail and collaboration front end, designed to work with your existing messaging solutions.

Collaboration

  • Global address book
  • Calendar meetings and reminders, sharing and publishing

Synchronization

  • Outlook plug-in provides synchronization functionality between the messaging system and Outlook.
  • Mobile Sync

Webmail

  • Complete support of POP3, IMAP and SMTP protocols
  • Supports SSL connections with mail servers
  • Mail folders and nested folders including IMAP folders
  • Mail search including IMAP search
  • IMAP synchronization
  • IMAP quotas
  • Mail filters
  • Multiple domains
  • Automated mail check every few minutes
  • Autocompletion of e-mail addresses
  • Compose e-mails in HTML (WYSIWYG) or plain-text modes
  • Spell-check
  • Delivery confirmation
  • Two modes of message preview pane
  • Quick reply
  • Can block javascript and external images in e-mails
  • Spam filter with self-learning
  • Anti-virus integration
  • Auto-responder (vacation message)

Address Book

  • Contacts and groups
  • System wide and domain wide global address book
  • Importing CSV files
  • Syncing contacts and groups with Outlook through
  • Outlook Connector

Calendar

  • Private, shared and public calendars
  • Meeting requests
  • Reminders
  • Exporting calendar to iCal
  • Syncing events with Outlook through Outlook Connector

Functionality

Mobile sync

WebMail Pro supports syncing contacts and calendars with wide variety of mobile devices with use of Funambol which operates via SyncML data exchange standard. For those devices which don’t support SyncML natively, mobile sync client may be freely available from Funambol. Contacts/calendars sync is available for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian, as well as contacts sync for iPhone and Android.

Outlook sync

WebMail Pro provides synchronization with Microsoft Outlook, that is achieved by setting up Outlook Sync Add-In and configuring it to access your WebMail Pro installation. Once that’s done, you can synchronize contacts, groups and calendars between Outlook and WebMail Pro, two-way synchronization is full supported.

  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • PDA version

Usability

  • Contacts and groups
  • System wide and domain wide global address book
  • Importing CSV files
  • Syncing contacts and groups with Outlook through Outlook Connector

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Starting May 1st, Email port 25 will be blocked for LTT ADSL, WiMAX and FTTH Customers. https://libyanspider.com/starting-may-1st-email-port-25-will-blocked-ltt-adsl-wimax-ftth-customers/ https://libyanspider.com/starting-may-1st-email-port-25-will-blocked-ltt-adsl-wimax-ftth-customers/#respond Sun, 23 Apr 2017 09:46:06 +0000 http://libyanspider.com/?p=13214/ Libya Telecom and Technology (LTT) has announced that outgoing email traffic from LTT Residential Internet customers (WiMAX, ADSL, FTTH) to port 25/tcp will be blocked beginning May 1st, 2017. LTT will require that users sending email from their residential network to use alternative ports such as 465/tcp.

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This is done to comply with international best practices that aim to reduce spam and prevent open mail relays as well as reduce emails sent by computer viruses.

What you need to do?

We are asking you and other impacted customers to change your email program settings to port 465, which provides more security.

You will be unable to send email over port 25 once it is disabled, and you will need to update your settings to port 465 in order to continue to send email. Please click the link below for your current email software and follow the step-by-step instructions to change your settings.

Don’t see your email software? Simply locate the preferences for your mail account in the software you currently use, and input the following settings:

  • Outgoing (SMTP) Mail Server: mail.yourdomain.com
  • Outbound Mail Server Port: 465
  • Requires Authentication? Yes
  • Security type: SSL/TLS (Accept all certificates)
  • Username: Your full email address
  • Password: Your email password

If you use another email provider, please contact your provider for its recommended port settings.  Most email providers offer an alternative to port 25 for sending email.

How to get help?

If you need help configuring your mail client or have additional questions please visit our Help and Support site where you can get in touch with LibyanSpider Technical Support.

Additional Information

Why is it important to have port 25 blocked?

Prior to approximately 2010, ISP’s allowed their customers to configure port 25 for SMTP connections between their clients and the e-mail hosting services.

Port 25 was the original SMTP port for all e-mail traffic between client software, smart phones, tablets, laptops, web forms, contact forms, and almost every other configuration where it was necessary to establish an outbound connection to an SMTP server to send e-mail.  That was prior to the outright explosion of virus and spam traffic which literally attacked the e-mail industry a few years back.

Today, more and more ISPs (Internet service providers) have blocked access to SMTP port 25 for sending mail across their networks as a tool to help curb viruses and spam.  The ISPs literally monitor the port numbers to see how they are being used and, if you have configured your Outlook, Android, Apple, or any other device to originate email traffic, they will drop the connection.

To prevent your users and customers from being blocked by the non-availability of SMTP port 25, all user accounts should always be configured to connect vie the SMTP alternate ports 465 or 587.

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Free SSL Certificates for Everyone https://libyanspider.com/free-ssl-certificates-everyone/ https://libyanspider.com/free-ssl-certificates-everyone/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 19:41:39 +0000 http://libyanspider.com/?p=7966 LibyanSpider is proud to announce it started offering free SSL certificates on top of it’s Web Solutions as part of the initiative to enhance web security.

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This is part of the global initiative led by EFF (Electronic Frontiers Foundation) within its program titled “Encrypt the Web“.

We want every person and web site, no matter their size or skill, to reap the benefits of HTTPS. “Let’s Encrypt” will dramatically reduce the technical barriers to implementing HTTPS on a broad scale.

What is HTTPS?

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to.The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted.

What is a HTTPS\SSL Certificate?

When you request a HTTPS connection to a webpage, the website will initially send its SSL certificate to your browser. This certificate contains the public key needed to begin the secure session. Based on this initial exchange, your browser and the website then initiate the ‘SSL handshake’. The SSL handshake involves the generation of shared secrets to establish a uniquely secure connection between yourself and the website.

As a website owner, if you want to turn that icon on and enable encryption, you’ll need obtain a secure certificate from a trusted party that’s been authorized to issue them. And, like a lot of things on the Internet designed to make your life better, you’d need to pay a recurring fee for it. Certificates can be purchased from a few different places online. This now has changed with the introduction of “Let’s Encrypt”.

What is “Let’s Encrypt” Service?

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are:

  • Free: Anyone who owns a domain name can use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate at zero cost.
  • Automatic: Software running on a web server can interact with Let’s Encrypt to painlessly obtain a certificate, securely configure it for use, and automatically take care of renewal.
  • Secure: Let’s Encrypt will serve as a platform for advancing TLS security best practices, both on the CA side and by helping site operators properly secure their servers.
  • Transparent: All certificates issued or revoked will be publicly recorded and available for anyone to inspect.
  • Open: The automatic issuance and renewal protocol will be published as an open standard that others can adopt.
  • Cooperative: Much like the underlying Internet protocols themselves, Let’s Encrypt is a joint effort to benefit the community, beyond the control of any one organization.

How does it work?

LibyanSpider has integrated automated certificate management as part of it’s control panel system (cPanel), Shared hosting customers on Linux platform will be able to issue and manage Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates from their cPanel. For a step-by-step guide on how to manage Let’s Encrypt certificates in cPanel please check this knowledge base article.

At the moment. Let’s Encrypt certificates are not available for Shared hosting customers on Windows Platform.

Dedicated, VPS, and Cloud Customers can request Let’s Encrypt certificates by opening a support ticket from the client area.

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