There have always been problems with people trying to hack into our computers to access our websites. Hacking is such a widespread problem that even the United States Government’s websites have had their share of hackers.
The highest profile hacking incident in past years must have been when the official Spanish website for its EU presidency was hacked into. The hackers then inserted a picture of Mr. Bean onto the site. So is there anything we can do to prevent such hackers getting into our computers?
Apparently Internet Explorer is very vulnerable to hackers. If you need to access the internet, why not try using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer.
Regularly change your passwords for your websites. Weekly password changes should be sufficient to prevent unwanted attacks. You could also use a combination of capital letters, numbers, lower case letters and symbols for your passwords. This can make it harder for the hackers to crack your password.
Before you attempt to run any SQL scripts always escape variable data.
Try to avoid open sources such as Media Wiki or Word press. Hackers can always guess where the log in screens is on these open source applications. There are unfortunately potholes in some of the codes that can allow hackers access to your website.
With data being sent back and forth on your computer it can be easy for hackers to trace it. Try to protect your websites by encrypting them with SSL.
Firewalls should be kept on at all times. Always have up to date Anti Virus software, and always scan your computer regularly.
Be wary of anybody that uses your computer. It does not matter if it is somebody from work, or even one of your friends that uses your computer. The fact is that friends have been known to be hackers too.
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