Today we are going to speak about Web Security, perhaps the most important part of your website. Believing that your website is secure is critical. Even simple bugs in code can result in private information being leaked, and bad people are out there trying to find ways to sneak data.
Your website is a key of your success, If it is not safe and secure, your business relationships can be compromised. There are many reasons why Website security is important: we will represent some of them:
Hackers have been attacking websites since the dawn of the internet. Over the years, as security has become more advanced, so have their tactics. “We don’t expect this trend to slow down,” the report said, “As hackers get more aggressive and more sites become outdated, hackers will continue to capitalize by infecting more sites.” Many business owners believe website hacking is not going to happen to them, but the statistics show just how common an attack is.
Hackers do not sit down at their computer and think “today, I’m going to hack this small business.” In fact, their process is much more random than that. Hackers choose their target by broadly searching for common vulnerabilities.
This is bad news for a small business owner. One may think a hacker would not waste their time cracking into a small operation. The truth is, though, that hackers will gain access to any website they can.
After representing how to keep your website secure, we would like also to present how to know that website is secure.
There are few which can ensure you that website is secure.
Look at the URL of the website. If it begins with “https” instead of “http” it means the site is secured using an SSL Certificate (the s stands for secure). SSL Certificates secure all of your data as it is passed from your browser to the website’s server. To get an SSL Certificate, the company must go through a validation process.
Cyber attackers will sometimes create websites that mimic existing websites and try to trick people into purchasing something on or logging into their phishing site. These sites often look exactly like the existing website.
Let’s see the example: a cyber attacker purchases the domain “amaz0n.com” and sets up a website at that location that looks exactly like the amazon.com website. They buy a DV certificate for their website and try to trick users (by using phishing emails or other methods) to purchase items or log into their accounts on the mimic phishing site.
To avoid these kinds of attacks, always look at the domain of the site you are on. If you get an email from your bank or other online vendor, do not click the link in the email. Type the domain into your browser to make sure you are connecting to the website where you intend to be.
If a website is compromised, it can cause irreparable damage to it’s reputation, let us always keep your website safe and secure.
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