Achieving online security is one of the most important tasks for website owners. Now there is a lot of literature and information posted on the network that will help even an inexperienced user to become a hacker. So how do you secure your site?
You need to choose complex passwords that only you know, and which combine both letters and numbers. It has been proven that a password guessing system will take a very long time and it is likely that it will poorly cope with a password of eight characters, since there are a huge number of such combinations.
Only you and a limited circle of verified persons should have access rights to the administrative panel. Otherwise, do not be surprised when unexpected unpleasant surprises appear. Also, you can not give the right to add HTML-code to outsiders. This can lead to the addition of malicious codes to the site.
The next rule is simple: use an antivirus with recently updated databases. This is more of a necessity for network security than a commonplace.
Store passwords in a well-secured location. Even if you feel secure on a password document, a hacker can outsmart you and gain access to it.
If there are a lot of passwords and they can fly out of my head, it is better to use password managers. This is a special program, thanks to which your passwords will be securely stored in an orderly and encrypted form.
Another commonplace but important rule to follow in order to protect your site on the web: do not click on links that are suspicious and unfamiliar.
If, when creating a website, you decide to use ready-made scripts, then it will be useful to check their reliability, which manifests itself in the durability of other websites built on their basis.
If you yourself develop scripts, then take care of creating a system for filtering information that the user enters. Otherwise, there is a risk of an XSS attack.
Particular attention should be paid to scripts that work with the ability to download any files by the user. Since with such access, a hacker can do anything.