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21 Jun

How You Can Prevent Hotlinking
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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
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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...

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft
7 Jun

How to Protect Yourself from Domain Theft
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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
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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...

17 May

How to Prevent a DDoS Attack on Your Website
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A DDoS attack can annihilate your website’s foundation. It can crash, go offline, and fail to meet your users’ expectations. That’s why it’s important that you take steps to prevent a DDoS attack from happening. A DDoS (Distributed Denial Of Service) attack involves an enormous volume of traffic being directed at a specific website with malicious intent. The goal is to overload the website’s servers so they can’t handle the traffic. This can cause the website to crash and go offline, and it can even corrupt the site’s content, adversely...

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...