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10 Check Points To Set Up Website Security

10 Check Points to Set Up Website Security As a webmaster you should be aware of dangers that can affect your website. Hackers are fast and invisible. They can easily access your site if you don't set up sophisticated protection systems. Here are 10 steps you should follow to protect your website and its users from computer criminals. #1 Use complex passwords They are your first line of defense. A strong string of characters is at least 10 digits long, uses a mix of numbers and symbols, lower- and upper-case letters. Each website should have a unique password. Don't use your name as part of the code. Keep all logins in a secure place. Keep Software Up-to-date #2 Make sure all your scripts and platforms are up-to-date. Open-source software is an easy target for malicious attacks. If you leave any security loophole, a hacker can easily take control of the website. Never forget to check for the latest versions of the scripts and platforms. #3 Strengthen access control Your website's admin level should be protected with tough usernames and passwords. Don't leave the default "wp6 " as a prefix of the database. Do not risk by sending any sensitive details by email messages, and limit the number of login attempts within a given time. -> Install Security Plaginns #4 This is an active preventive measure against hackers' attempts. You need plugins to address the weaknesses of the particular platform. SiteLock is a great option for HTML pages or CMS-managed sites, while Better WP Security provides effective protection for WordPress websites. #5 Hide Admin Pages The reason is simple: you don't want to make it an easy target to attacks. You can discourage search engines from indexing the admin page by using a robots txt file. This is necessary in order to prevent hackers from finding and abusing the section with admin privileges. Limit File Uploads #6 Your website is exposed to a security risk every time a user uploads data. Your system may check all transfers thoroughly, but bugs can still get through the security wall. In order to prevent direct access to these files, you should not store them to the root directory. #7 Implement SSL protocol A security certificate will protect the personal information passed between the website and database or web server. This will prevent an attacker to gain access to personal data in user accounts. Without proper authority, the data cannot be made intelligible. Get Rid of Auto-Fill Forms #8 Every auto-fill form available on your website is a potential threat. You don't have to be a hacker to take advantage of this feature. If a user's phone or computer has been stolen, it will be easy for the new "owner" to get into the account and attack your website. #9 Create new user name The default name is an easy target for attacks. A hackers can steal sensitive data, delete your site or inject malicious code through this loophole. Create a complex identification name! When you have a new one with admin privileges, delete the admin username. Back all data frequently #10 up You need to do frequent back-ups on- and off- site. When a user saves a file, it should be automatically saved on multiple locations. To avoid loss of files after a crash or hacker's attack, you should get an external hard drive, or store the data in the cloud. OWEBMASTERSsafeguards powered by Piktochart O I make information beautiful

10 Check Points To Set Up Website Security

shared by billvines on Apr 19
As a webmaster you should be careful and be aware of all the dangers that can harm your website. This infographic is dedicated to the websites' security and I hope that it will be useful for each webmaster.


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