Securing Your Data from Hackers

The hackers and scammers have made internet an unsecure area. The magnitude of risk makes it tough to be overlooked. We all know the case with Sony Corporation following the “The Interview” controversy. Neither can we pretend to move on, from the 2014 Gmail hack incident which revealed more than a million login credentials. It’s high time we take steps to secure our website from hackers, scripts of any element that would bring harm. Most hacks have been result of careless web-mastering more than intelligent hacking activities. Here we have discussed a few failsafe rules and tips to help you boost website security.

Virus Alert

SSL is your ticket:

Use SSL protocol to safeguard passage of personal details of your users and website. SSL can help prevent attackers from sniffing login credentials and other confidential information.

Essential website security tools:

A full packed security tool set would come in handy to deal with cases of security breach.  “Netsparker” and “OpenVas” would help testing vulnerabilities, XSS and SQL injections

Managing file uploads:

When you even permit your user to upload a new avatar, there is a prospect of security risk. Treat every upload with suspicion and make sure you allow a limited set of file formats.

Dealing with SQL injection:

SQL injection has been the classic attack tool ever since WWW launch. SQL injections require only the URL parameters and form fields. Always use parameterized queries in site.

Updating software:

Outdated software always leaves security holes for hackers to launch an attack. Make sure to update server side software regularly or switch to managed hosting solution.

Smart error messages:

Always make sure you don’t give too much information via error messages. Use generic messages instead of transparent ones which give away which part of query was right.

Fix your gadgets:

Securing website begins with securing your devices. Keep your phone, PC or any other device you use to login to your website c-panel, virus free.

Using complex passwords:

Use complex passwords and make it virtually impossible for hackers or scripts to crack your combination. Include numbers, special characters and upper case letters to help your case.