Website security is rarely out of the news these days and proper consideration should be given to protecting your website from hackers and viruses. Hackers don’t just target websites to steal data so in reality every website on the net is a potential target.
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Websites are attacked a staggering 300 times per day on average. Hackers might look to use an account or server to relay spam emails or to engage in phishing and other fraudulent activity. Accepting that your website is a potential target enables you take steps to ensure that it is adequately protected. Keeping software up to date is very important.
WordPress is perhaps the most widely used CMS and whilst there are many benefits that arise from its user friendly interface and accessible cost, outdated software and inevitable plugins can create security vulnerabilities. We feel strongly that the benefits outweigh any negatives, however it is vital that websites are managed in such a way that elements are kept right up to date and updates are applied.
The deployment of safe passwords is another cruicial area. Passwords should be complex and changed regularly to increase security and help prevent exploitation by hackers. Even with consideration being given to high quality hosting, secure passwords and updated software, there is no guarantee against hacking attempts. Given this, we recomend a cloudproxy tool be employed.
By changing the DNS settings to point to the proxy server, attacks are diverted away from the host sever and the site is protected. This inexpensive tool provides an invaluable extra layer of security.