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9 Aug

How to Create Strong Passwords to Secure Your Website

It seems like everything you do on the Internet today requires some kind of password, which makes sense considering the number of cyber attacks that happen every day. Reports show that there were over 4,000 ransomware attacks a day in 2016. With so many ransomware attacks occurring all the time, having strong passwords has never been more important. The time for using your birthday, address, mother’s maiden name, ‘123456’, and anything easy to guess has long passed. Here are some of the best ways to create strong passwords and to secure...

17 May

How to Eliminate Bots From Your Website

You’ve probably heard of bots on the Internet by now, but you might not be sure on what they are or what they do. To be brief, Internet bots, or web robots, or simply bots, are a software application that automatically runs various tasks on the Internet. These tasks can be for good or bad, depends on the creator. Good bots are typically used to assist in automating tasks, like website scanning or data collection, and are generally used to make our lives easier. Bad bots, however, are a pain...

12 Apr

How to Save Your Hacked WordPress Site

Dealing with a hacked WordPress website isn’t all that fun. Trust us, we know. WordPress is one of the most popular platforms upon which to power websites of all shapes and sizes. It’s an open source content management system, which is part of the reason it’s so insanely powerful—there’s an entire, global community constantly building on it and improve functionality. But, the fact that it’s open source also means security vulnerabilities are a constant concern. A report by security researcher Daniel Cid showed that nearly 17,000 WordPress websites had been hacked in...

15 Mar

Why SSL Certificates are Important for your Website

An SSL certificate is something that every business should have on their website, especially after Google prioritized websites with SSL certificates for better search engine rankings. SSL, which stands for Secure Socket Layer, is an encryption technology used to create a secure connection between a web server and a user’s web browser. When a website has an SSL certificate properly installed on the server, a small green padlock icon  will be displayed to the left of a website URL in the browser and https will appear in green as well. SSL certificates...

29 Jul

The Importance of Website Security

Not everyone understands what hacking is, other than the exaggerations we see in Hollywood blockbusters. In reality, hacking is usually a lot less dramatic, but it is still dangerous and something business owners and webmasters definitely want to avoid. Throughout this article, we’ll cover what malware is exactly, how websites and computers get infected with it, and suggestions on how to protect you and your website from possible attacks and overall. be a website security rock star. Let’s get started! What is malware? Just the word malware sounds scary, and that’s because it...

8 Oct

3 Reasons to Invest in Automated Website Backup

Having your data lost or stolen in an unforeseen circumstance, can be a business or website owner's’ greatest fear.. What if your current web host accidentally deleted your website, like what happened to a GoDaddy customer in 2010? What if you deleted some website files by accident? Since nobody is immune to accidents, automated website backup can help you recover your website files if anything were to happen to them. Ensuring the safety of your website data is critical for the security of your business. Automated website backup is a worthwhile...


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