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Don't Fall Prey to Website Security Red Flags!


Did you know that in 2020, there were over 22 million cyberattacks reported, with small businesses, and solopreneurs being the most targeted?


That's a staggering number, and it highlights the importance of taking website security seriously.


So, let's dive in and look at some red flags you should be aware of to keep your website safe.


Lack of HTTPS Encryption - HTTP is an insecure protocol, and without encryption, it can expose sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card numbers, and more. HTTPS encryption secures your website, making it harder for hackers to access your data. Ensure your website has an SSL certificate installed and that you have enabled HTTPS.


Outdated Software - Outdated software is an easy target for hackers. This includes your website's content management system (CMS), plugins, and themes. Keep them updated to their latest versions, as newer versions often come with security patches that protect your site from vulnerabilities.


Weak Passwords - The most commonly used password is still "123456"? Weak passwords can lead to unauthorised access to your website, compromising your data and your customer's information. Make sure you have a strong password policy in place, use password managers, and require two-factor authentication for logins.


Malware Infections - Malware as you know, is a malicious software designed to harm your website or steal information. It can infect your website through outdated software or plugins, vulnerable forms, or infected files uploaded to your website. Make sure you have an anti-malware solution in place and keep your website scanned regularly.


Phishing Attempts - Phishing on the other hand is a of social engineering attack that aims to trick users into giving away sensitive information such as login credentials, credit card details, or personal information. Make sure you and your employees are aware of basics such as never click on suspicious links or download attachments from unknown sources.


As a small business owner or an entrepreneur, keeping your website secure is critical to the success of your business.


Website security should be a top priority for both website owners and internet surfers. When browsing the web, never take your security for granted.


Be sure to equip yourself, and your business, with the best tools to prevent and manage cyber attacks—in all their forms.


Partnering with Connecting Dots can assure your business and organisation a strong positioning with competitive edge.


Don't let the security and digital revolution pass you by.


Contact us today to learn more. Follow for detailed posts, articles and self-help guides.

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