How to protect your site from being hacked

Semalt Company
10th Apr 2018
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The internet is a vast resource which has unlimited capabilities. As a result, the online platform provides numerous ways through which brands and organizations can meet their audience as well as the unlimited marketplace. Many entrepreneurs are taking up the e-commerce approach to set up their websites and power up their marketing campaigns. 

There are also many bloggers with numerous successful blogs online. When running e-commerce sites, their safety is one factor among many others which you need to consider.

When we make websites, we focus on the service delivery, customer satisfaction, and the UX appeal. Most of the marketing techniques which sites use commonly include Search Engine Optimization (SEO) methods such as keywords search and linkage. 

The potential a hacker possesses against a website is not an idea which crosses the mind of most persons.

When learning how to prevent brute force attacks, it is important to learn some techniques which can prevent some common hacks. 

Information leakage

This attack can include error messages as well as online filing forms. When making a website, it is important to make the name fields blank or empty. This feature can deny a hacker some valuable information, which they can use to automate their attacks. In other instances, error messages need to be user-friendly words. Some mistakes can give hackers an idea of the vulnerability of the system.

Account lockout

This feature enables an account to lock out after trying out several login attempts. Allowing some limited trials gives the user account of the victim some security benefits over the hacker. Using a secure password can be an important measure which people can use to enhance the security of their websites. Captcha codes can also prevent automatic logins which can come from bots. They also ensure that it is a real person using the site, not a robot.

Password complexity

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It is essential to use a secure password especially on the admin panel of your website. A secure password can prevent your website from standard simple attacks. A password like 12345 is insecure and can lead to a natural attack. It is important to use password generators to come up with a unique password. It is also important to keep changing your password. You can enhance the security of your website this way.

Conclusion

There are very many ways through which hackers can find their way to a website. Some of the most common ways through which hackers hack a website include SQL Injection as well as Cross Site Scripting. It is important to enhance the security of your website as well as that of your clients through the design methods present in the above guideline. You can be able to enhance the way a website operates as well as preventing the chance of a hacker succeeding in attacking the website. The security of the online usage of your website lies in the hands of the admin. Hackers can also steal valuable customer information such as credit cards. It is important to consider this aspect when designing websites.

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