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5 security measures you should take to prevent your websites from hackers

All web site is exposed to the elements and network risks. All website runs the risk of being hacked, although it is an unknown web, but you have everything updated to the latest version, even though you started 10 days ago, …

We as a hosting provider, we implemented many security measures to minimize the maximum risk that your website is hacked. Still, the risk is always there.

An intruder get modify your web, send SPAM through the same or hosts a website in the same phishing are some of the most common actions. Our work and yours is to minimize the possibility of that happening.

Use secure passwords is an essential security measure

Some of the security measures that can be implemented are complex and difficult, but there are 5 security measures you can implement right now and they are very effective and simple. However, if you do not satisfy with these basic methods, we can offer you more professional ones at http://www.jtautosecurity.co.uk/contact-us/

1 – Use complex passwords

The number of users who use passwords like 12345, qwertyuiop, your own name, the domain name or the name of your company is huge. Using passwords such risk your website or email account is hacked is very large.

You must define complex passwords on all sites: FTP, mail, the content manager of your website, etc. A complex password is 6y & .TRE $ 1DP% aBpFd , any password that you can remember easily is not a good password.

Aiming to provide you this task, ie assigning complex passwords, we have implemented a mechanism in our Panel Hosting and cPanel, which prevents define easily guessed passwords.

2 – Keep updated the content manager of your web

Today most websites make use of a content management system like WordPress, Joomla, Moodle, Prestashop, … They are fantastic tools but the fact that they are so used increases the number of intruders trying to access them.

Any content manager that is not updated is at risk, as they surely have known security holes and can be used by third parties to hack your web.

Therefore, if you use a content manager on your website, you must update it constantly. Doing so is not difficult and you can save more than a disappointment.

Luckily you rely on the Softaculous fantastic tool, which is included in all our hosting services, which allows you to easily upgrade any application that you have installed.

3 – Uninstall software you do not use your web

It is so easy to install applications with Softaculous, install a new plug-in WordPpress or install an extension in Joomla, many websites end up full of software do you use not all.

Any software can be vulnerable to attack, therefore, the less you have the better. Make cleaning your website right now!

4 – Keep your PC updated

This is one of the most effective measures since a high percentage of password theft and intrusions originate malware or virus in the computers of the users.

Keep your computer updated is not difficult. Only a matter that accept all updates that suggests your own computer. The software must necessarily keep updated is the operating system (Windows, OSX, Linux, …) on your computer, Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader.

5 – Use secure communication protocols

If you use communication protocols encrypted not run the risk that a third party capture your passwords. Start using encrypted instead of the unencrypted protocols is very simple, just change some habits:

  • Do not use if you can use FTP or SFTP SCP. Today all FTP clients support SFTP or SCP therefore use them.
  • Enable SSL / TLS in your mail client for both the incoming mail server as outgoing.