Website Security

Tips for Securing Your WordPress Site

WordPress is one of the easiest ways to create an attractive, professional looking website in a matter of hours, even if you have no previous website building experience. It is packed full of free features such as templates, plugins (mini-programs), and widgets, which are building blocks that can create an exciting website for your visitors. unfortunately this has resulted in cyber-criminals to target WordPress websites in order to steal them

What to Do about False Positives

Some types of security, especially the likes of Norton and McAfee, sometimes give users a false positive. For example, you find a game that you want to play and you you have other friends that play it, but it comes up as “dangerous to download”. Or you run a scan and it says you have viruses that you realize are really programs that you use regularly. What do you do?

How to Recover if Your Website is Hacked

If you have a business is online long enough, your site will be hacked its simply a matter of time and luck. You can put in all the security measures and monitor your website all you want but once you get popular enough, hacking attempts and eventually getting hacked is bound to happen. So whilst you need to do whatever you can to keep it from happening, it also means

Steps for Preventing Website Hacks

When a website gets hacked its not just your website that threatened its your whole business, a website that is hacked is quickly blacklisted resulting in no website traffic, but what is often overlooked is as your domain name is a blacklisted this impacts your emails. The end result being a disaster if it goes on for too long, this is why being hacked is a fear almost everyone that

Nine Tips to Protect Your Website

Every business worth anything has a Website, and protecting your websites security is just as important as protecting a physical store’s security. With a store, thieves only have one or two access points but with a website, it can be multiple points of entry that you should seek to protect. 1. Update Software Regularly No matter what type of software you use for your website, it’s imperative that you keep

How Important Is SSL?

Secure sockets layer or SSL is a type of security that protects customer names, phone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers and other sensitive data. It’s very important if you deal with anything to do with customer data or if you want your customer to feel as if you treat communication with them as important. It’s also becoming important for SEO now that Google is supposedly using it for ranking purposes.

Top Six Reasons to Encrypt Your Data

Throughout the history of the human race, we’ve always sought to send information without it being accessed by others. Today, the amount of data being transmitted all over the world due to computers is staggering, and while there are data breaches at times, new ways to protect your data are always being invented. Right now, one way is to encrypt your data. Encryption means that the information you transmit is

13 Steps to a Secure Website

There are many things to consider about building a website. Once it’s built it’s not over. You have a shiny new website, but if you’re not careful it can become a nightmare. How secure your site is depends on the choices you’ve made before, during and after it’s built and published. 1. Choose the Right Platform There are many different types of website builders, content management systems (CMS), and platforms

The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

When you have any type of business data or even important personal data on your computer, it’s imperative that you back it up. Even if you have data online in the cloud in the form of WordPress websites or other types of websites, it’s imperative to back up that data often because things happen. You’re Not Infallible Sometimes mistakes happen, and you or anyone else can make the mistakes. You

How Botnets Damage a Business

Let’s start by defining what a botnet is, in case you’ve never heard of the term before. A botnet is a network of computers, sometimes called a “zombie army,” all infected with the same virus. The zombie army is controlled by criminals. What is done with the zombie army later is up to the criminals. You can get infected the same way you get any computer virus, via malware by

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