Cruzio Security Policies

Cruzio Security Cruzio takes every precaution possible to keep your account and your information safe and secure. We also encourage you to learn how to surf the Internet safely. Use the Internet Safely! Learn what you can do to keep your personal information and your computer safe. » follow Cruzio’s Security Tips Cruzio doesn’t give your information away We don’t sell, exchange, or share your information with other companies,…

Velocity DNS Settings and Security

As of March 5, 2013, our upstream Velocity provider, Sonic, implemented additional security features on the DNS servers automatically assigned to Velocity connections. If you prefer, you may use their opt-out DNS servers. See below for details. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Cruzio Support. DNS Security Features for Velocity Users These features are enabled on the DNS servers automatically assigned to Velocity users:…

Keeping your website secure

Malware can infect our websites, not just our personal computers. The basics of protecting your website include: Keeping your computer secure Using strong passwords Keeping your website’s software updated Making regular backups in case of disaster Read on for details, and for more suggestions. Basic Security Measures for your Website Keep your computer secure Start by keeping your computer secure, so your website passwords don’t get…

Netgear WGT624v3 Router Setup

» Introduction » Getting Started » General Security Measures » Wireless Security Measures » Default Settings These instructions are optional. Use these instructions only if you want or need to change configuration specific to your home setup. The following instructions guide you through some basic steps to set up and secure your network. While we hope this document is helpful, Cruzio does not officially provide support for wireless networks….

Connecting a Windows PC to a Wireless Network

Introduction The purpose of these instructions is to help you configure your Windows computer and wireless network card to connect to a wireless router (or wireless access point; from now on, the terms “router” and “access point” will be used interchangeably). These instructions assume that you have Internet access, such as any of Cruzio’s Broadband Services, or that you are at a location with access, such as an…

How to update Thunderbird for Windows to use the new Cruzio email settings

Step-by-step instructions on how to change your email settings for Cruzio’s 2018 email upgrade. Use for all email addresses ending in @cruzio.com, @baymoon.com, @rattlebrain.com, @calcentralcom, @scshop.com, @elgatito.com, @ebold.com, @skyhighway.com, @cruziolatino.com and @icogitate.com. If you own your own custom domain name, you don’t have to make changes at this time. Step 1 – Launch Thunderbird from your desktop icon or start menu. Step 2…

Changing your hosting passwords

This information is for Cruzio Website Hosting services. If you got your web hosting before July 2006, please see the Classic Web Hosting FAQ. To follow the procedures in this help article, you will need to know your Control Panel password. If you don’t know your Control Panel password, please contact Cruzio Support for help. Changing passwords: a good website security practice To keep your website or web application safe, it’s good…

Firewall Configuration

Firewalls help block unauthorized access to your computer by restricting incoming connections. A firewall running on your computer is a useful security tool, even if you also have a router that acts as a firewall. Windows Vista The Vista firewall is on by default. If it has been turned off: Click the Start button and choose Control Panel. Click Security. From the Windows Firewall section, choose “Turn Windows Firewall on or off.” On…

How to update Thunderbird for Mac to use the new Cruzio email settings

Step 1 – Launch Thunderbird from your desktop icon or toolbar. Step 2 – In the left pane of the Thunderbird window, find the email address you want to update. Click on your email address. The right pane should change to a menu related to that account. Step 3 – In the right pane, in the “Accounts” section, click “View Settings for this Account.” An “Account Settings” window should appear. Step 4 – In the left pane, scroll down until you see the…

Securing your VPS

Here’s my quick list of best practices for securing your VPS. This list is the first of several I use in order to secure customers’ servers as well as my own, I hope you find it useful. Turn on auto notification of security updates in Webmin or your package manager, and apply them as soon as possible. Attacks are coming out very quickly after vulnerabilities are found, so the sooner you plug the holes the better. Don’t forget…