How To Get Security On Your Web Site

Carl J Johnson By Carl J Johnson, 4th May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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An article about the possibilities to keep the web site safe from hackers and other intruders.

The Necessity For All Web Sites To Safeguard Themselves

It is necessary for all websites to safeguard themselves and their customers against hackers. Hacker attacks happen quite often and can have a variety of results. One particularly worrisome effect is that a hacker could end up with a client's financial information and make use of it in many different ways from obtaining credit cards to making purchases or transferring of funds within an account; this is also known as identity fraud. This can occur on or offline; however, the Internet has made it extremely easy for hackers to infect unsuspecting users.

Things You Can Do To Prevent The Hackers

If your website requires that a user supplies any kind of personal and financial information (such as to pay for a product or service), it is your responsibility as a webmaster to make your website secure and secure for these events. Many people have learned what to look for and will look closely at all areas of your website and verify that you give them with the best possible way of hacker prevention. Some things you can do to prevent hackers from attacking your website is to make use of an encryption service. Services like Verisign provide SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificates. This is to help deter hackers from identifying what the encryption means.

The Use Of SSL

By making use of SSL, you will be providing your customers with the comfort and knowledge that you are working hard to protect them and their knowledge, as well as having their best interest at heart. Any website that sells products, services, subscriptions or has the obligation to gather any kind of information from their customers should consider website security extremely seriously.

Ways Of Stealing Ideas

Another type of security for your website is for your own personal security, to keep the amount you have within the pages of your website. The Internet is so vast and powerful that people have become lazy and accept the need to take another person's work. One common term for this is website hijacking; this is the art of one person "hacking" into your website with the sole purpose of stealing all of or part of the content contained within your website without your permission. There are many ways a person could steal your ideas, taking content off your website and placing it on their own, such as articles or other body. Other acts include linking directly to your images; this can be done, if the hacker knows what they are doing, even if you have placed a no-right-click code within the HTML code of your website.
Some things you can do to prevent this type of infringement is to copyright your information, understand the laws, and how they relate to you, make use of free services such as Copyscape recognize any kind of body infringement, and contact the person who copied directly. Contacting them will help solve the problem; if not, you can call their advertisers. You can tell them know of the offense or register to search engines that could result in a ban.

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author avatar Carl J Johnson
Born in Turku, Finland. Now living Sweden. A criminal defence lawyer for almost 40 years. Now retired. Fond of writing and reading. Spears. Swedish, Finnish, German and English.

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author avatar Ptrikha
8th May 2013 (#)

Things like using Secured Sockets Layer(SSL), and disabling copy using right click could be an effective tool in securing web sites. One should also look at checking Encryption security, especially if the Website connects to gateway for Payments.

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