THE FIRST STEP IS TO BEING PROACTIVE
How can you prevent website hacking? First of all, there is one undeniable truth about hacking, malware, and online attacks. In other words, if you have not been hit already, it’s certain that you eventually will.
Hackers and spamming will get worse. For instance, there are multiple types of hacks and attacks. In fact, the most common hacking methods are server-side or web site hosting site hacking. Let’s take a closer look.
SQL Injections is where spammer and hackers attempt to insert visual links. For example someone might an email link to initiate a malicious attack via your browser. On the other hand, sometimes the link will install a program or infect a computer. In late 2013 Forbes posted an article titled ‘30,000 Web Sites Hacked a Day’. At the same time, these numbers have increased by 1000 fold. Below is an excerpt from an article on Fortune;
“In case you needed a reminder that hacking is big business: a group of cybercriminals operating as part of a Chinese advertising firm has been running a malicious ad racket that rakes in roughly $300,000 monthly, according to Check Point, an Israeli cybersecurity company.
NO HOSTING PLAN OR WEBSITE IS 100% HACK PROOF
No hosting plan or website is 100% hack-proof. To illustrate this point, the list of hacked servers and websites is long and distinguished. For example; The White House, Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Dept. of Education, Anthem, Kohl’s Department Stores, Target, Sony, Staples, Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft, Linked In, major businesses, and everyone in between.
Furthermore, even the CEOs of high profile technology firms are not immune to attack. Victims include Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google’s Sundar Pichai, Oculus’ Brendan Iribe, Yahoo’s Marisa Mayer, and, now, new to the list, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey.
BEST HACKING DEFENSE IS A PROACTIVE DEFENSE
The best hacking defense is a proactive defense. For example, the 2 most recommend hacking mitigation services are Sitelock and Sucuri. Because these services provide an exceptional layer of security on top of your website hosting. Therefore the hackers and bugs are met with the first line of defense and stopped in their tracks.
If you do not have these services, talk you your web developer or hosting company about implementing these online services. Moreover, On the client-side (your website), best practices include; updating Word Press plugins, updating Joomla extension, plugins, modules, updating software, strong password management, and changing both hosting and website credentials every quarter.
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