Secure Your Website
You might have heard somewhere on the Internet about tech-giants have big breaches, data leaks, data at risk and etc. This put your website’s data at risk too! How? Because tech-giants are getting hacked, those who spend hundreds of million dollars on security… But do you know that securing your website as an individual is much easier than investing hundreds of dollars in security? In this article, we’re going to learn how to secure your website by these simple steps.
The first step to be secured is by yourself. Many times websites are hacked because of one of the employees or the owner itself have their computer infected by which they access the administrator portal. To secure yourself, you can follow these simple steps.
Having an Anti-virus
Having an anti-virus allows you to add a layer of security on your computer. This will prevent malware and trojans to infect your computer. By doing this, the hacker won’t be able to add backdoor at an extent.
But don’t be too dependent on anti-viruses! Sometimes hackers can bypass anti-viruses by special techniques if they’re smart enough.
Download Only What You Need
Many times we download unwanted software and file. We just download them, use them and leave them on the computer even if they don’t work. This can be a threat. You may don’t know when a hacker can exploit the mechanism and remotely backdoor your computer. So download only what you need, not to just dump it in.
Always Keep Your Softwares Updated
Whenever you download a software, you also add up a duty to keep it updated. This is because the software is always found to have an exploit which hacker uses to get into your system. The software vendor then fixes the exploit in an update. So you have to keep your software updated to have the patch.
Securing Your Website
Now as you have secured yourself, it’s time to take necessary steps to secure your website. In order to do so, you should keep the below-mentioned steps noted and implemented regularly.
Keeping your CMS updated
Keeping your content management system software updated is necessary as they bring regular patches for serious and critical vulnerabilities. This includes auth based patches, XSS, and etc. For example, if you’re using WordPress, you should update it as soon as new update rolls in. This will secure your website to some extent.
Keeping Plugins updated
Your plugin should be always kept updated as plugins can carry your vulnerabilities as the software does! So whenever there is a vulnerability spotted, the vendor would fix it and update it as soon as possible. So you should update it too!
Keeping themes updated
Yes, themes too. Themes hold the responsibility of your website’s frontend. But you might not know, themes have backend functions too! So keeping them updated to avoid any vulnerability being exploited by the hacker.