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Four Essential Ways to Keep Your Website Safe Online

Knowing how to protect your website from hackers is essential. Unfortunately, no one is completely safe from malware and other forms of computer viruses. Even hospitals have been targeted by such malicious software. Whether your website is just a hobby, contains personal information, or is a part of your business, without adequate protection from hackers, your data is not safe.

That’s where we come in. In today’s post, I’m going to show you four quick ways to keep your website safe online.

#1 Antivirus Software

Any computer or device you use to update or interact with your website should have proper antivirus protection. If not, it’s possible that a hacker could retrieve any passwords you are using to edit your website, and therefore gain access to all of your connected financial and personal data. Worse still, they could also download data from any of your customers. Once this becomes public knowledge, your website will then lose the trust of its visitors The best way to secure this line of attack is to install reputable and trustworthy antivirus programmes. If you require any assistance identifying which is best for you, then please feel free to contact one of our technicians today.

 

#2 Captcha Codes

Unfortunately, one of the easiest ways to take a website down is via any contact form on your site. Some individuals decide to take down a site using spam bots, which use your contact forms to send so many messages to your website server that it can’t cope with the influx. This then stops legitimate visitors from accessing your site. An effective way to stop this is to have an experienced web designer implement a CAPTCHA system. This is a security measure which requires anyone submitting a form on your website to verify that they are not a bot, by typing in a random code which appears on screen. It’s fast, effective, and will save your website from significant downtime.

 

#3 Domain Privacy

Any would-be hacker might try to get at your website through you. Whenever you register a website, your personal details such as your address and name are archived in a WHOIS database. This means that anyone who wants to know the name of a site owner, and where they live, can do so with ease. With these details at hand, it’s much easier for a hacker to then use them as a starting point, from which they can try to gain access to your site, or to your personal information online. Domain privacy, is a great way to counter this threat. A company places a third party name in place of your own, giving you increased anonymity, while retaining full ownership. As part of our comprehensive web design services, we’re happy to assist our customers with this important step.

 

#4 Future-Proof

Unfortunately, hackers are always trying to find new ways to hack into websites. This results in a perpetual cat and mouse chase where hackers develop malicious, innovative techniques, and then the industry has to design. To stay ahead of the game, change your passwords regularly, and if you have any concerns about keeping up-to-date with the latest protection technologies, our team is ready to ensure you avoid these difficulties.

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