Robbery and impersonation aren’t only done in the real world. These crimes, among others, are also done in the cyber world; the internet. With hundreds of millions of people actively online, your data and information may be put at risk; note that not everyone on the internet is as friendly as you think.
Internet crimes have been a problem to not only personal and business websites, but also to government owned sites.
Without the proper protection your website could be breached, defaced, and compromised for all the wrong reasons. These are the reasons why many websites decide to take on protective measures for website security, personal information secrecy, and to avoid identity theft.
Get to Know Identity Theft Protection
Out of all the protective measures that have been mentioned above, the most taken on would probably have to be the avoidance of identity theft. Now you may ask, what is identity theft? Identity theft is an internet crime done by what many people regard as “posers”.
These posers will rob your online identity and may use this to deceive people thinking they’re you.
This crime is common among the internet and it happens to practically any type of website – even government ran websites. These identity thieves hack your website in order to use any information about you like your name, you email address, and you credit card information.
This information may be used for deceptive reasons and this may cause you trouble in the future.
Other things you should know about Identity Theft Protection:
Identity theft Protection, SSL Security and iPage
No, your iPage webhosted account doesn’t come with free credit account protection. And no, iPage doesn’t offer any add-on service for the matter. This is because it isn’t really necessary since iPage uses WHOIS domain privacy options and SSL certificates.
These two are more than enough protection for your website which is why there are no extra services offered.
Things you should know about Secure Sockets Layer:
WHOIS Domain Privacy
As it is obvious, WHOIS was termed by simply putting together the words “who” and “is”, and so forming WHOIS. WHOIS is a query protocol mostly utilized to collect information on the web domain and the web domain’s owner.
So that the WHOIS archives may be kept from internet public access, the website owner should obtain WHOIS Domain Privacy.
Unfortunately, this feature isn’t offered for free on iPage; it comes with a price.