How To Protect Website From Hacking: Cut the Clutter and Improve Your SecurityOctober 7, 2021
It’s no secret how vulnerable websites are to hackers. In this article, we will discuss how to protect your website from hacking by cutting through the clutter of other security measures available elsewhere. There are a mix of protective steps on this list: things that you should do, things that you shouldn’t do, and a few busted myths just as well. The goal is not only to help readers feel more secure in their own work but also provide tips for how they can decrease their risk even if they don’t have technical knowledge or expertise.
Two factor authentication, when available, is the best way to protect any of your accounts. You can use two-factor auth on Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox and many other sites–and it’s easy to set up! Slack also has a version that allows you to require verification before login (such as logging in with Google Authenticator or Duo Mobile). This means that even if someone knows your password they won’t be able to log into your account unless they have access to something else like an app on their phone. For example: after I download the app onto my phone and scan the barcode provided by Slack I enter “yes” & get another code via text message for confirmation.
This security measure will help keep us protected from hackers and those who might be trying to break into our accounts.
Another way is how we use passwords: don’t write them down, change them frequently (every few months) & make sure they’re strong! We should prevent the bad guys as much as possible with different kinds of protection such as two-factor authentication for websites like Facebook, Gmail, Dropbox etc., setting up secure passwords which are difficult for others to guess or crack using a password manager/password app so that you have unique codes for every website login. Apps like LastPass allow us to keep all your files encrypted in one place too–so even if someone got their hands on your computer they still wouldn’t be able to access’s inside because it would require a master password.
Another great way to protect our devices is using a privacy screen on your computer monitor–this will stop anyone from seeing what you’re doing from an angle & most importantly, prevent people from watching how we type passwords into the keyboard! Lastly but not least important, use two-step authentication whenever able and available for any apps that provide it such as Google Drive or Dropbox!
A final step is to be aware of how much personal information we put out online – so set up Privacy Settings accordingly on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter where possible. As a general rule don’t say anything online which you wouldn’t want read back in front of a judge down the line…or would at least make others think less of you!
You get between 50,000 and 70,000 new strains of malware every day. That’s how many are created to try to penetrate your security systems! Do you really want to stop them all? You can’t but how do you know which ones are real threats? Which ones need immediate attention before they damage your data files or break into other networks through yours? Your average antivirus program cannot handle this burden alone as it lacks the resources required for complete protection against such a wide variety of attacks.