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13 Sep

Infographic: Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Small businesses often ignore security precautions. Sometimes it's due to a lack of resources, other times it's because they think hackers won't care. On the contrary, 58% of all malware attacks are targeted at small businesses, because hackers know there is no proper security in place. Just like you would lock up your office space or your home, even though nobody was coming to rob you, you should think about your website the same way. So that when someone does come to get you, they won't be able to do it....

6 Sep

How to Perform a Security Audit on Your Website

With all that goes into maintaining an online presence, security isn’t something that we always think about, but it definitely deserves consideration these days. Website hacks and cyberattacks happen all the time, and almost all of them are preventable. In this article, we’ll take a look at what you can do to keep your website safe, and you won’t have to hire a security professional to do it. There are some basic steps you can follow that will make your website more secure and much less likely to be successfully attacked.  We’ll...

21 Jun

How You Can Prevent Hotlinking

Hotlinking happens when someone displays an image from your site by using its web link directly. They get to display the image on their website and have it sourced from your website. Each time it loads, the image is extracted from the source website’s server. That can happen without your permission and maybe even without your knowledge. For a simple analogy to explain hotlinking, imagine if someone used your fuel for their car. They’d be hotlinking your car’s fuel to make their own car run. Quite clearly, that’s not right. In this...

18 Jun

How to Secure Your cPanel Account

Everyone knows they need to protect their website, but some people aren’t aware of how important it is to protect their hosting space. If hackers can’t directly get into your website, they’ll attack your server space, where your website’s files are stored. One of the first ways they’ll try to break in is through your cPanel account. That’s why, in addition to protecting your website, you should take steps to secure your cPanel account as well. In this article, we’ll show you exactly how to safeguard your cPanel account from hackers, thereby making...

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft
7 Jun

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft

When someone tries to hack your domain, they'll typically use one of the two methods: They'll change your DNS configuration, moving name resolution to a server of their choosing, effectively redirecting traffic from your site to another one. They will modify your registration contact information, giving themselves full control over your domain. A hacker may go one step further and change the registration data in the WHOIS database, which can be used as proof that they, not you, are the actual owner of the domain. To further obscure the truth, the...

Tips to Make Your WordPress Login Page Secure
24 May

6 Tips to Make Your WordPress Login Page Secure

If your website is a vault, your WordPress login page is the key to the vault. You need to make sure it’s protected, so that only authorized users can log in. With cybercrime on the rise, anyone, including your competitors, could try to hack your WordPress website. While the WordPress platform itself provides a range of features to ensure your website is secure, you still need to be proactive and take steps to keep your login page safe. In this article, we’ve provided tips on how you can do that. Tip 1: Have...