Category Archives: Website Security

5 Important Considerations for Backing Up Your Website

Whether you are getting ready to build a website or have had one for years, it’s never too late to make sure you have a plan in place in case anything should ever happen. After all, sometimes websites get hacked, or a software update has a conflict. If you are going to hire a company to provide website maintenance on your site, be sure to ask these critical questions: ... Read More | Share it now!

What is an SSL Certificate and Do You Need One?

SSL stands for “Secure Sockets Layer,” and an SSL certificate provides a secure channel, or encrypted connection, between a web server (website or email system) and a user. If you’ve ever seen a green padlock and the word “Secure” to the top left of the URL in your browser, you were on a site that had an SSL certificate. Another way to tell that a site is secure is that the URL will begin with “https” instead of just “http”. ... Read More | Share it now!

Why Your Website is a Target for Hackers

In the early days of the internet, an occasional website hack may have been done ultimately to boost the ego of the hacker. While this certainly still happens, sites these days are hacked for far more serious reasons, as well. Most people are shocked to discover that most sites have regular attempted attacks on them. So why would a hacker target your site? There are several reasons: ... Read More | Share it now!

Five Tips for Keeping Your Website Secure

It was a sick feeling. As my husband Steve sat watching the computer, files began to disappear. He was powerless to do anything. In a short time, the website was gone. In this particular case, it was all about a virus. We had a backup copy, which is standard operating procedure for us, so except for the fact that it would take some time to reload the site, the client would be OK. ... Read More | Share it now!

WordPress Security Updates – Do I Really Need Them?

Offering one of the most powerful content generation platforms in a simple and easily digestible management system, Wordpress is the internet’s current content creation king. But do you really have to deal with all of those little, insignificant and obnoxious security updates? Can’t you just ignore them? In a word: No, and here’s why. ... Read More | Share it now!