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How Safe Is Your Website?

It’s time. Your website needs a health checkup. Sure, you could wait…if you want to increase your potential in being among the 648,000,000 websites reporting problems related to hacking and tampering.
Complete a brief checkup now. Are you committing one of the following, unsafe actions?
  • Using cheap hosting services
  • Leveraging badly-coded third-party extensions
  • Keeping poor or weak log-in passwords for executive credentials
  • Hosting out-of-date platforms, extensions, plug-ins, or third-party services
Joomla and Wordpress (48% of web’s 100 most-popular blogs use) are well-liked content management systems. Hackers are well aware, exacting the following, nefarious actions of the CMS of choice:
  • Script injections, embedded on your website by third-party downloads
  • Bypassing normal authentification pathways, gaining FTP and other info
  • Malware-like threats, most visible to search engines like Google, which may label your site as ‘compromised’
  • Redirects, affecting prime as well as sub domains
Don’t fall victim to an array of threats influencing the livelihoods and operations of webmasters of all industries.  A number of protection services and options made available to users include:
  • Verify your website using Google Webmaster Tools
  • Use a secure hosting service
  • Keep PHP extensions up-to-date
  • Backup the information on your website
  • Log network traffic, better enabling hacker identification
  • Use scanners, regularly checking for breaches and instances of hacking
It can happen to any website at any time. In 2012, Thomson Reuters become a victim due to something as obscure as an outdated Wordpress plugin. Don’t be the next victim; be proactive, read the following information.
How Safe is Your Website

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