Last week I brought you ‘What are Keywords and how do I use them?‘, this week is all about your websites security. Read on to find out more…..
An important step towards creating your website is to ensure that it’s safe and secure for your users and visitors. Whether your users/clients choose to surf your website or even if they feel like carrying out a financial transaction, your website should be safe to access, surf and use. This is because internet hackers use a wide variety of programs, methods and strategies to hack into your website and steal the personally identifiable information of your customers. In fact, hackers also know how to tap into your network and systems and further use the stolen information for conducting financial and other cyber crimes. So, if you wish to provide your users with a more safe and secure browsing and buying experience then read on to discover 4 top tips on improving your website’s security.
How Do Hackers Hack?
Hackers use multiple programs, computer codes to hack into a computer or network. While some hackers design their very own code to hack into websites and computer systems, there are others who simply make use of the existing codes created by others and utilise them for conducting financial frauds. Right from hacking the passwords to using viruses to hack into websites, hackers are well aware of all the methods and strategies used for gaining access into your networks, computers and websites.
Security Tips to Secure Your Website
It’s impertinent that you secure your website by installing a SSL certificate. This will aid you in protecting your users’ information while it’s being transmitted from the original server to the destination organisation’s server. Typically, this information includes your clients credit/debit card information/details. SSL certificates ensure that the information isn’t easy to read and thereby restores your client’s trust in your company and brand.
Use DDoS safeguarding services:
A growing number of companies have been complaining about distributed denial of service or DDoS related attacks. The main aim of DDoS attacks is to make a network resource or computer unresponsive to the legitimate visitors/users. However, by opting for DDoS safeguarding services, you can easily protect your website against such attacks.
Hackers can conveniently install malware into your site and spread a variety of viruses to steal financial or personal information as well as hijack your systems. With an appropriate tool you can easily scan your website and get rid of malwares to ensure that your website’s as well as your client’s data remains safe and isn’t compromised under any circumstances. These tools are highly effective in scanning a website for malwares, threats and other vulnerabilities and further removing them.
Yet another important tip for improving your website’s security is to protect it against a common fraud referred to as phishing. In case of phishing, the targeted users/visitors are requested for their financial and personal information such as bank details, username, credit/debit card information etc. The stolen details is further utilised for sending fraudulent messages and emails or create fake website pages, similar to that of the official site. This results in blacklisting of the original site on various search engines as well as huge financial losses. So, in order to protect your site from phishing, website users can acquire Phishing alert services and protect their site against any such attacks.
If you’d like to chat more about security for your website then please get in touch!
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