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6 Sep

How to Perform a Security Audit on Your Website
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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...

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity
9 Aug

What Small Businesses Need to Know about Cybersecurity
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In today’s business world, if you want to remain competitive, connecting your SMB to the internet is essential. Getting online is the best way to reach out to potential customers, but there’s a catch. Cybercrime is a very real threat, and it has the potential to wreak havoc on your business with devastating consequences. In 2017, the Ponemon Institute released a whitepaper describing the state of cybersecurity in small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). It found that as many as 58 percent of all malware attacks are targeted at SMB operations, because...

Domain Hijacking and How to Protect Yourself
30 Jul

Domain Hijacking and How to Protect Yourself
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A website’s domain name is the web address that people type into their browsers to visit the site. For example, Amazon’s domain name is www.amazon.com. A domain name is usually some form of the business name and a huge part of a business’ identity. People type it in when they access your website, and they see it at the top of their browser on every visit. That’s why your domain name is one of the most valuable assets you own—if it didn’t exist, people wouldn’t be able to access your website. Being such a...

18 Jun

How to Secure Your cPanel Account
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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...

Tips to Make Your WordPress Login Page Secure
24 May

6 Tips to Make Your WordPress Login Page Secure
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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...

World Password Day: Always Keep Your Accounts Protected
2 May

World Password Day: Always Keep Your Accounts Protected
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Did you know, 63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, stolen, or default passwords? Verizon reported that 93% of data breaches occurred within a couple of minutes, while 83% weren’t discovered for weeks. The more time that goes by, the more personal information someone can collect about you. In honor of World Password Day, we’ll explain a few tips and tricks to help strengthen your online security. Use a Password Manager Above All With the number of online profiles we have, it’s easy to forget what password goes with what account. Contrary...