Dec 16th, 2011 by
With all the effort that people put into their blogs, it can be really upsetting to have it taken over by hackers. You can take several steps to prevent this happening:
The first rule in internet security is to have a secure password. Avoid any words that are in the dictionary as password crackers will find these are child’s play to get past. Mix alphabet letters, numbers and symbols to make it harder to work out the password. If you store your passwords, use an encrypted file to keep them safe, or use a password manager online.
Look after your blog’s admin panel
Make sure that you change the admin panel URL. You can do this using a plugin or ask your blog platform support team to change the blog admin panel link for you.
Ban untrusted IPs
You may notice the same IP accessing your blog repeatedly. Flattering though it might be, it is unlikely that you have one obsessive fan of your blog – ban them immediately.
Coding gets out of date, so keep your design and theme coding up to date with the latest your blog platform has.
Keep it private
Most public computers will be ridden with viruses and Trojans. These could make it easier for hackers to discover your password. Only access your blog admin panel from your own pc.
Use antivirus software
Make sure that you have good antivirus software on your computer, laptop and mobile phone – any way you access the internet and your blog. Run a virus scan on any files before uploading them to your blog.
Of course, having good antivirus protection on your computer is essential for other reasons than maintaining the integrity of your blog. If you don’t have good internet security, your computer contains a lot of personal and payment information about you, and you are exposing yourself to risks every time you go online. A good antivirus programme along with firewall, anti-spyware software and a spam filter won’t cost much, and will give you security while online.Pin It