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Google Chrome to label Sensitive HTTP pages as “Not Secure”

“Starting January 2017, Chrome 56 will label HTTP pages with password or credit card form fields as “not secure,” given their particularly sensitive nature.

In following releases, we will continue to extend HTTP warnings, for example, by labeling HTTP pages as “not secure” in Incognito mode, where users may have higher expectations of privacy. Eventually, we plan to label all HTTP pages as non-secure, and change the HTTP security indicator to the red triangle that we use for broken HTTPS.”

Does your website are running a small business or does collect sensitive information such password, Credit card information and personal data? If yes, be warned; by the end of January 2017, Google Chrome will begin marking sites without HTTPS as non-secure. In other words; Chrome will now require HTTPS for sites that collect sensitive information. But wait, what is SSL?

 

Reel it back – What is SSL /HTTPS?

SSL works to encrypt information between a server and a client. It is a link between a web server and a browser to make sure all data that is transmitted is protected and not intercepted by malicious parties.

There are many personal and private data such as login details, credit card information and personal information like identification number, address, and telephone numbers. SSL makes sure data are sent to intended recipients only. This is especially important for those who operates e-commerce sites or even membership sites that handle sensitive information on a daily basis.

This HTTPS will give you green padlock icon on your URL bar to assure your site visitor that you are indeed a legit site and not a fraud. Https instead of HTTP may assure the visitors that your site can be trusted.

Related post: Why do you need SSL

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Be warned that Google will begin marking your site as “non-secure” as the image shown below.

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What’s changing?

Previously, In the beginning, network administrators had to figure out how to share the information they put out on the Internet.  They agreed on a procedure for exchanging information and called it HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP). Once everyone knew how to exchange information, intercepting on the Internet was not difficult. So knowledgeable administrators agreed upon a procedure to protect the information they exchanged. The protection relies on SSL Certificate to encrypt the online data. Encryption means that the sender and recipient agree upon a “code” and translate their documents into random-looking character strings.                         

The procedure for encrypting information and then exchanging it is called HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS).

According to the Google Security Blog, this current neutral classification for HTTP  “doesn’t reflect the true lack of security for HTTP connections. When you load a website over HTTP, someone else on the network can look at or modify the site before it gets to you.” In an era where concerns about information security are rising and the need to protect personal data becomes paramount, these new security indications will allow users to make an informed decision about which sites to trust with sensitive information such as passwords and payment credentials.

Whenever you try to purchase online, register or subscribe to a website you would expect a secure and private online experience right? Thus, this is why Google taking this steps to ensure your website is a legit site and not a fraud

 

Now that I understand, what should I do now?

Wait no more, you may purchase an annual SSL Certificate from Serverfreak or you may choose to purchase a hosting package that is Semi -Pro and above which comes with FREE UNLIMITED SSL applied to your domain and subdomain hosted under this packages.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Ho..Ho..Ho..Merry Christmas!

As 2016 comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our clients, business partners & associates for a great year!

It’s been a year of growth for the company as we’ve expanded both our network and partnerships as well as our family of Serverfreak we appreciate the part you have played.

On behalf of the entire Serverfreak team, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Good News!

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To celebrate this wonderful occasion, we present to you the most exciting sale of the month,

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Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Serverfreak Ingin Mengambil Kesempatan Ini Untuk Mengucapkan Semua Umat Islam Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir & Batin!

Di Syawal yang mulia ini, kami ingin mengambil kesempatan mohon maaf sekiranya ada tersilap kata tersalah bahasa sepanjang berurusan dengan anda semua.

Semoga Syawal ini memberikan anda seribu penghayatan & kebahagian di samping keluarga tersayang.

We at Serverfreak would like to take this opportunity to wish all Muslim friends and clients Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

In this meaningful Syawal, we would also like to take this opportunity to apologize for any wrong doings or harsh comments we might have done while servicing you.

We hope this Syawal will bring you and your family peace & happiness!

For your information, our Technical Support Team will continue to operates 24/7 as usual during the Hari Raya break.

 

Warmest Regards,
Serverfreak

 

Congratulations to Our Winners – FreakyFoto Contest

After a month of fierce competition (especially between the top 3 contestants), the FreakyFoto Contest finally comes to a perfect full-stop.

Congratulations to Sor Mo Molly, our winner of FreakyFoto Contest! And she have got herself a Canon IXUS 130 Digital Camera which worth RM1,100! She took part in the contest only after 2 weeks it is launched, and she took much effort to promote her freakyfoto on different social media like Facebook, Twitter and MSN, and her final votes reached 548 votes! Congratulations to her again!

The competition between the three runners-up was aggressive too, as their number of votes were very close to each other. The runners-up are AiMeiLi, Aeroplane, HoLSehLiao and they will be given a Western Digital TV Live HD Media Player (worth RM400), a Western Digital My Passport Elite Ultra-Portable Hard Drives 320GB (worth RM250), and a Logitech Speaker Set X-210 (worth RM130) respectively.

It does not only end here…We have ten consolation prizes for ten of our contestants who have got the 5th to 14th highest votes!

List of Winners

1st Prize
Sor Mo Molly

2nd Prize
AiMeiLi

3rd Prize
Aeroplane

4th Prize
HoLSehLiao

Consolation Prize (not in sequence)
Dolphin
sion
Alien-licious
Princet4u
khai
Mr. WoW
Robot handsome
ayu (boc)
Insp. Chin
luluchai

**A kind reminder to all winners, please submit your full personal details to wow@serverfreak.com so that we can make the arrangement for prize delivery.

Last but not least, ServerFreak would like to show our appreciation to each and every contestant who took place in this contest, and made this FreakyFoto Contest a successful one.

Hope to see you again in our upcoming event, in near future!

10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks (Part 5/5) + 1 More Tip

9. HOW TO: See Your Status Update Stats

Have you ever wondered how many times you have updated your status on Facebook? The Facebook app Status Statistics, can tell you this and more.

This app analyzes your updates and gives you the details of the average word count, the average word length, the number of statuses per day, etc.  You might not  find the information useful, but at least, it tells how or how not “lengthy” you are when updating status. What’s more is that it generates a graph that shows you what time of day or what days of the week you normally update.

Old statuses are also searchable via the app, without having to scroll back through your history.

10. HOW TO: Play a Trick On Your Friends in Your Status Update

I personally find this is the coolest trick on Facebook.

This clever link “http://facebook.com/profile.php?=73322363” looks like it could be a URL for anyone’s Facebook profile, but actually it takes anyone logged into Facebook to their own profile page.

If you try it out, be sure to remove the link preview (thumbnail) that Facebook automatically add. Have fun, and don’t be too mean…

11. HOW TO: Add Emoticon Animation in Your Status Update

Yes, you can now add a emoticon with animation in your status update!

I just discovered this application from one of our clients. Credit to her!

This application is called Facade. Simply “Go to Application” and update your status there. See the example above?

Have fun with us, have fun with Facebook!

Thanks to Amy-Mae Elliott.

10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks (Part 4/5)

7. HOW TO: Have Fun With Facebook with Upside Down Text

Want to be different among your Facebook’s friends? You can update your status in “upside down” text, just like the image shown above.

Facebook does not provide this type of application; however, with the use of some external sites you can achieve the same effect.

TypeUpsideDown.com and UpsideDownText.com are just two examples of sites that can flip your text. Try now!

8. HOW TO: See Status Updates From Around the World

If you want to get a glimpse of the thoughts of Facebook users from around the world, head over to OpenBook.

Created by three San Fran web developers with a serious privacy message in mind, the site aggregates the status updates of everyone whose privacy levels are set to “everyone.”

You can narrow your searchable results down by gender and keywords to find out what people are saying about a certain topic. Or you can just browse the recent searches.


Contributor: Amy-Mae Elliott

10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks (Part 3/5)

5. HOW TO: Add Symbols to Your Facebook Status

It is common when we type “:)” in any of chatting applications (i.e. Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, etc.), the text will transform into a smiley yellow face. However, Facebook does not work that way! In fact, the only symbol you can create in a Facebook status update through the shortcut keys is a ♥, by typing “<3.”

How to add a symbol then? Back to basic, just copy and paste some universal symbols (click this link) into the box, as you can see in the example above.

PC users (strictly PC, unless you have a numerical keypad for your laptop) can also access some symbols by hitting “Alt” + various number combinations (on a numerical keypad).

 

6. HOW TO: Turn Your Status Updates Into a Word Cloud


There is a really fun way to visualize anyone’s status updates (even an entire country’s) as a word cloud. The Status Analyzer 3D application will look at what it is you have been chatting about lately and generate a list, and then a pretty, colorful, animated cloud as pictured above.

You can share the results with others on the social networking site by posting it to your friend’s wall or by adding it to your profile.

P/s: Please forgive me if you see any “improper” words or languages  in the image above. This image is taken randomly.

 

Thanks again to Amy-Mae Elliott.

 

10 Cool Facebook Status Tips and Tricks (Part 2/5)

3. HOW TO: Pre-Schedule Status Updates


While SocialOomph, Sendible and HootSuite offer the same kind of service, the simplest way to schedule Facebook status updates is by using the easy, free Later Bro service.

Just sign in with Facebook Connect, select your time zone, type in what it is you would like to say, set the calendar and clock to when you would like to say it, and presto!

 

4. HOW TO: Tag People in Your Status Updates


This new function was announced in September 2009, but I bet not many of us know how to tag a person in our status. Before I knew about this, guess what? I even type “Tag: Friend’s Name” hoping the effect of my friend’s name “to be linked“.

To mention someone in a status update just type “@” (Shift + 2) in the status bar and start typing their name as it appears on Facebook. An auto-generated list will then come up with people in your social circle whose name starts with the letters you have typed. The feature also works with pages, brands, events and companies – just like the example shown above!

Hit the name you want, complete the update, click share and the name will become a hyperlink (you won’t see the “@” symbol) and will appear in blue text – it is linked!

 

Source from: Amy-Mae Elliott