You might not think that your website is a target for hacking. The truth is, however, that all websites are targets for hackers. It is best to take action to mitigate the threat from hackers before you end up being a victim.
Installation of a secure socket layer in your website
Security socket layer (SSL) will guard your website from intruders. SSL will enable your website to submit personal and financial information securely. Getting and installing an SSL certificate is quite easy. In most cases you just need to order the SSL certificate from your website host. Their technical team will configure and install it. Easy as pie!
Avoid or restrict file uploading to your website
Files that are uploaded may contain script or malicious codes that can execute and harm your website. You need to treat all uploaded files as suspicious and always do virus scans before you do anything with them.
The best way to be safe is to just avoid this issue. Do not let users upload files to your website! If there is a need for users to transfer files to you using a web interface then it is important ot restrict the file types and implement scanning to identify any threats.
Use of website vulnerability scanners
Website vulnerability scanners are useful in finding all your weak areas on your website that can be used by hackers to cause an alarm. It is a secure way to identify SQL injection and XSS attacks. Website vulnerability scanners will find vulnerabilities before the hackers do!
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