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Tips to Avoid Being the target of Hackers

Quick Tips to Avoid Being the Target of Hackers

When you publish anything online, the first concern that should come to your mind is “the security of your content”. The digital world poses several hacking threats and getting hacked can adversely affect your brand’s online reputation. Hacking might also cause the loss of private and critical data, which is certainly not affordable for your business. While Google has noticed a 180% increase in the number of sites getting hacked lately, it has become necessary to take some critical steps to avoid getting hacked and protect online content, thereby.

The NoHacked campaign focuses on how to protect your site from hacking and offers some better insights into how actually hacking campaigns work. Here we come up with the quick tips to keep your site off hacking, safe on the web.

Strengthen Your Account Security

  • Create a complex password that's difficult to crack or hack - a mixture of letters, numbers, symbols, or a passphrase
  • The longer your password, the harder it will be to guess
  • Never enter your actual password on other sites
  • Turn on “2-Factor Authentication” for accounts that offer this service

  • Keep Your Site’s Software Updated

  • Make sure that you periodically check your site for any outdated software, especially updates that patch security holes
  • If you’re using a web server such as Apache, nginx, or commercial web server software, it’s necessary to keep your web server software patched
  • Avoid reusing passwords across services
  • Sign up to the security announcement lists for your web server software and your CMS, if you use one
  • Completely remove add-ons or software that you don't need on your website

  • Research How Your Hosting Provider Handles Security Issues

  • If you’re using a hosting provider, check out for the on-demand support to clean up site-specific problems
  • Make sure that your web server and content management software are patched and up to date

  • Use Google Tools To Stay Informed Of Potential Hacked Content On Your Site

  • Find out the tools that help you proactively monitor your site
  • Sign up for the Google Search Console
  • Set up a Google Alert for notifications about any suspicious results about the site
  • Set up multiple alerts for your site for different spammy terms; Google helps you search for common spammy terms

  • These tips are definitely of great help if you need to take precautions about hacking on the web.

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