To hack - Update your system CMS and password

To hack - Update your system CMS and password


It is an extremely frustrating experience when your website is hacked. You can lose your data, which takes a long time to recover, and if not detected in time, it can negatively impact your rankings on search engines. If you have a commercial website, you can also lose customers and income.

At redHOST, we encounter hacked websites every day - And it's usually because of:

User uses unsafe code for his backend.
Or the user does not update his CMS system.
In this article, we will just look at some of the things you can do to better secure your website from hacking.

1. Update your CMS system

Regardless of what system you use to manage your website, it's important that you keep it up to date. There are regular security updates for all major CMS systems - be sure to keep your site up to date. Eg. in Joomla 2.5.7 there was a serious security hole.

Also, be a little careful about what extensions, plugins, components, etc. that you install. In some cases, some third-party extensions may have a built-in backdoor, but more often the problem can be that the program is not as secure as the official releases and may contain additional files. security holes can be exploited. If you are using different extensions, make sure they are updated to the latest version

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2. Use the appropriate login code

There are many websites that are attacked through brute force, in which the hacker gets into the site by trying each potential password - until he gets to the location. It is extremely important to have a secure password. Use upper and lower case letters, special characters, and numbers to make your code as complex as possible. You can also have a different username than the regular "Admin".

Good passwords can be hard to remember, a good rule is e.g. to use a sentence that one can remember. Find a phrase that works for you and you can remember. And remember to change your code often and don't use the same ones anywhere on the web.

It's important to just stay away from plain simple code that's easy to break. Surprisingly a lot of people use code like "1234" or similar


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