With the new technologies and better networks, most things have gotten easier than they were some years back. We can easily access any information or connect with anybody globally through the web. Even if we wish to check out any company or organization, we can go through their website. Similarly, specific web techniques can enhance the chances of hacking and cybercrimes. If you have a business, you may be at the risk of getting your website hacked. You may feel like it wouldn’t affect you much, even if your website gets hacked. However, hackers can try to influence your reputation by using your server for spamming and other illegal activities so, let’s understand how to try to prevent this from happening to you.
How can a website get hacked?
It’s been found that websites get attacked by hackers every 40 seconds. The most surprising (or perhaps, unsurprising) part is that most of these websites do not have proper cyber security systems, and ultimately, the data gets leaked. However, if we get to know how the hackers attack these websites, it can be prevented in the future. So here are some of the significant ways:
1. Weak Access Control
Access control provides the website’s authority, hosting panel, and servers. Hackers can easily access your website when this isn’t wholly secured. To avoid such hacks, set up different strong passwords and change them frequently. You can use an online password generator to help you come up with strong passwords.
2. Shared hosting
The risk of getting your website attacked by hackers increases if you host it with other websites. It is because the other website may have vulnerable security servers, and thus, that vulnerability can affect your website’s IP address and make it vulnerable, leading to getting hacked. (At Abacus Web Services, we have multiple layers of security at the server level and the individual website level.)
3. Security Misconfigurations
Security misconfigurations occur when your website lacks cyber defense. This can help the attacker quickly get unauthorized access control and perform illegal activities through your servers. Mostly, this is found in web development frameworks and application codes.
Measures to prevent website hacking
Having an idea about how the websites get attacked, it’s easy to prevent the attacks. Let’s look at some of the other measures to ensure website security.
1. Ensure that the software is updated
This should be the first step while checking the security of your website, as hackers find it easy to hack websites that aren’t up to date.
2. Check for errors
While sending any information or data, check for the error messages and try not to include many errors. Send only the necessary information and do not go with details.
3. Frequent backups
It is necessary to be ready for the worst and, thus, schedule regular backups both on and off-site so that you do not lose the data entirely in case the website gets attacked.
Abacus Web Services uses the latest technology to keep their clients’ websites secure. To learn more about cybersecurity call us at 941-870-5343 today.