How Safe Is Your Website? [Infographic]

It’s time. Your website needs a health checkup. Sure, you could wait…if you want to increase your potential in being among the 648,000,000 websites reporting problems related to hacking and tampering.

Complete a brief checkup now. Are you committing one of the following, unsafe actions?

  • Using cheap hosting services
  • Leveraging badly-coded third-party extensions
  • Keeping poor or weak log-in passwords for executive credentials
  • Hosting out-of-date platforms, extensions, plug-ins, or third-party services

Joomla and WordPress (48% of web’s 100 most-popular blogs use) are well-liked content management systems. Hackers are well aware, exacting the following, nefarious actions of the CMS of choice:

  • Script injections, embedded on your website by third-party downloads
  • Bypassing normal authentification pathways, gaining FTP and other info
  • Malware-like threats, most visible to search engines like Google, which may label your site as ‘compromised’
  • Redirects, affecting prime as well as sub domains

Don’t fall victim to an array of threats influencing the livelihoods and operations of webmasters of all industries.  A number of protection services and options made available to users include:

  • Verify your website using Google Webmaster Tools
  • Use a secure hosting service
  • Keep PHP extensions up-to-date
  • Backup the information on your website
  • Log network traffic, better enabling hacker identification
  • Use scanners, regularly checking for breaches and instances of hacking

How Safe is Your Website

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