Wednesday, November 14, 2018

How To Secure Your Website

A secured website

Today we’re gonna be discussing on internet security, preferably, tips to securing your website from malicious attacks.

You probably might have been asking questions like:
  • What are the ways of securing a website?
  • How to secure your website for free
  • How to protect your website from hackers and malicious attacks

Do You Really Think Securing Your Website Doesn't Worth?

You may be thinking that hackers or rather attackers can't consider your website as one of their relevant tool. Let me tell you, no website is useless to hackers.
You may not have those sensitive info attackers are searching for but your server might be useful to them as it can be used to spread spam, malicious files or even bitcoin mining. Are you surprised?
And if you are running an online store, then your customer’s sensitive info might be at risk if all you do is selling online without paying little of your attention to your website’s privacy and security.

Here Are Tips To Secure Your Website From Attackers

Easily Detect Vulnerability Using A Website Scanner

Using a website scanner will help search for vulnerability threat and other issues running in your website’s background.
There are different kind of Website Scanners, we have the; external, internal and penetration malware scanners.

An external malware scanner functions similarly to search engine bots, they come into a website and crawl every web pages in search for malware or any malicious link available. Meanwhile, internal malware scanner will only read your website’s source code. This is because, hackers can eventually inject bad scripts into your database using any HTML Form Field element available on your website, for example, a login form. Such practice is called SQL Injection by which hackers can access either your personal/sensitive information or your customers’, modify your content or even bring down your website standard.

Penetration testers on the other hand, searches for weakness or loop hole in your website’s source code.

Always Keep Your Software Updated

You shouldn't be told this before you act. You should learn to make it a duty by subsequently checking for updates of your employed software -What am I talking about?
I mean the software you employed on your website such as CMS and your server operating system.

Updating these software will eventually block or repair any security breach initially present so hackers won’t be able to break into your website.

Employ An Automated Malware Removal

This is compulsory for every website owner as an automated website scanner will unintentionally get rid of threats from your website immediately they are detected.

A good example of an automated website scanner should;

  • Protect your database from SQL injections,
  • Prevent your website from being in search engine blacklist,
  • Notify you of any changes in file and File Transfer Protocol (FTP),
  • Secure your server ports preventing unauthorised users from accessing your site.



I am Charles Omoregie, a unique tech blogger who's motive is to share useful tech tips and impact knowledge to the world. Technology has always being my passion and i enjoy writing articles about it


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