With cybercrime on the rise you cannot afford to leave your website unguarded. It is unwise to own a website without securing it from hackers. Afterall, who builds a bank without a vault? According to worldwidewebsize.com, there are at least 4.46 billion web pages on the web as of today. Despite these statistics, one question is paramount, is your website(s) secure?
The internet swooped us up like an eagle swoops up an unsuspecting chick and what a beauty it is! Beauty does come at a cost as it attracts wanted and unwanted interests. You may think that your site does not have anything worth being hacked for, but major website security hacks are not to steal your data or hold your website to ransome. They are more often than not, attempts to use your server as an email portal for spam, phishing, to send out illegal files or worse.
What can you do to secure your website from cybercrime? Here are a few tips;
1. Regularly update your software: Ensure that all the software on your site is up to date. When there are security loopholes on your site, hackers hop on the opportunity to abuse these loopholes.
2. Use two factor authentication: Two-factor authentication sends a short code as a text message to a registered phone number to confirm you are attempting to log into your website when it recognizes that someone is about to log in to your site from a different IP address. If this happens, you should immediately change the password to secure your account.
3. Strong passwords: Everyone knows they should use a strong password but how many people actually use strong passwords? If your password is your date of birth, your cats name, the college you attended, your password is weak and can be cracked to get into your website. If your password is ana1992, you could make it ^n^I192, .
4. Get an SSL certificate: An SSL certificate encrypts communication between your website and server. This way, sensitive data cannot be intercepted by hackers. Get an SSL certificate here
5. Get CodeGuard: With CodeGuard, your cannot loose your website. CodeGuard takes regular screenshots of your website. In this way, if a website should beat all your security measures or your website crashes, CodeGuard has the most recent version of your website backed up for recovery. Get CodeGuard here
6. Get Sitelock: Sitelock protects the database where sensitive information is stored. It scans your website for malware, viruses or security breaches and protects your website from them. Sitelock also gives reports, information and tips on how to protect your site. Get sitelock here:
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