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Three Ways To Secure Your Website

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Hackers are getting more sophisticated when executing website attacks. Top companies such as Yahoo, Uber and Newegg among others have been victim of hackers. Attacks on these companies amount to billions of users’ data being leaked. In 2013, Yahoo announced that their 3 billion accounts had been hacked.  Uber paid $100,000 to attackers who stole 57 million users’ data in 2016. Hackers, in 2018 installed a malware on Newegg’s server that stole customers’ credit card data during their checkout process. With all these attacks happening, we should take all steps necessary to protect our websites and help to make the web a safer place. We are therefore taking this opportunity to share with you, three ways to secure your website

 

Add A SSL Certifcate

Secure Website by Adding A SSL Certifcate

SSL is the acronym for Secure Socket Layer. SSL is used to encrypt the communication between a web browser and a web server. Having a SSL certificate installed on your web server reduces the risk of customer data such as credit cards, username and password being exposed to hackers. With SSL running on your website, visitors will see a padlock in the address bar of their browser as well https:// added to your website address.

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Install CMS Updates

Secure Website by Installing CMS Updates

CMS is the acronym for Content Management System. Examples of Content Management Systems are Drupal, WordPress and Joomla. CMS have become popular over the years with over 60 million websites being powered by these three alone. If you are using a CMS for your website ensure that you keep it up to date with the latest stable version. This will ensure that you have the latest security updates to help keep out those persistent attackers.  These updates will help to eliminate cross site scripting and sql injections.

 

Install Web Server Updates

Secure Website by Installing Web Server Updates

A web server is a software that uses HTTP(Hypertext Transfer Protocol) to deliver or serve web pages to a client such as a web browser. When a user visits your website, a web server is responsible for transferring your web pages to your users’ browsers.  Some examples of web server  are Apache, Microsoft IIS and Jetty. New vulnerabilities are being discovered in web servers everyday and security updates are constantly being released. Always install the latest stable updates for any web server that you are using. These updates will help to eliminate remote exploits such as denial of service attacks.

We hope that this article will help you in making your website more secure. If you ever need any help to implement these steps or any other security features please feel free to send us a message using our contact form or send us an email at info@ayir.tech. To get notified when we post a new article please subscribe below. Thank you for reading.

 

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