Web security

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Web sites are constantly under attack. But you need to have one to run your business. How do you improve the security of your site?

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Web security

  1. 1. YOUR WEBSITE IS THE CENTER OF YOUR MARKETING Safety Tips
  2. 2. WARNING SIGNS
  3. 3. WARNING SIGNS • • • • • Unrequested downloads Questionable search results or redirects Your emails start bouncing Unwelcome links in footer Dramatic changes in traffic ( up and down)
  4. 4. BRUTE FORCE ATTACKS • Objective to hijack your site • Multiple log in attempts • Side effect: Slow or crash servers
  5. 5. PROTECTION AGAINST BRUTE FORCE • Passwords!!!!! – 6 characters or longer – Letters (upper and lower), numbers and symbols – Avoid simple words, consider mnemonics – Manage user accounts – Update often
  6. 6. UPGRADE YOUR SOFTWARE 86% of Wordpress users have out of date versions
  7. 7. ROUTINE MAINTENANCE • Operating Systems • Themes and Plugins • Delete unused and out of date web tools
  8. 8. STOP HACKERS EARLY • • • • Spam blocking programs - Akismet Change admin user name Limit login attempts Limit login IP access – Wordfence plugin – Hosting company can block at the server
  9. 9. PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS WITH BACKUPS
  10. 10. GOOD HABITS • • • • • Never access site via WiFi Hotspot Password protect phone and email Use different passwords Learn to recognize phishing attempts Install anti virus software on all computers
  11. 11. HIRE SOMEONE TO: • • • • Check server logs Construct a Firewalls Monitor key files Monitor file changes
  12. 12. SERVER OPTION • • • • Shared Dedicated Virtual Managed
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