There is a myth that website security attackers target only well-known or websites with high traffic. False. Any site, and especially those that are small and considered less vulnerable, are exposed to attacks. Seo spam, cryptocurrencies, phishing, data theft and many others.
It is important to remember that most attacks are automated.We do not face a person, but rather servers that are programmed and distributed to launch thousands of attacks on thousands of websites at once. Most search for vulnerabilities in order to infect websites considered small.
That is why it is even more important to take into account the 3 essential things in the security maintenance of any website.
1. Constantly update the software of your website, plugins, components and CMS
This is a decisive point. To be able to do it easily, a continuous security maintenance on the web is necessary.
Update safely, yes, but above all do it. Most updates include vulnerability fixes and security bugs that, if they are not patched, will be the perfect entry for viruses and attackers.
It is very important that you do it. Here we show you how to do it in a simple way even if you have customized your website.
2. Protect your website
Despite having your website updated, attack attempts can also load it and in some cases saturate it until it is inactive. With attacks like DoS, denial of service.
That is why it is essential to have a shield that receives all these impacts, leaving your website free of attacks. This shield is an application firewall or WAF. In addition, for an extra protection here we explain how to protect your website with a password and how to implement two-factor authentication.
It is not only necessary to have secure passwords but also to have a secure process in the management of them.
Do not share username and password. If you send this information do not do it through an insecure channel like the email and use a secure password manager like Keepass, which is also free.
The security and protection of small websites was last modified: August 9th, 2018 by