How To Protect Your Blog From Hacking Is Common Sense

By VK Rajagopalan

You have a blog and it is reasonable that you want to protect your blog from hacking. You say that you are not a computer genius and that is ok. The things that you can do to offer yourself and your blog protection are not complicated.

You may be doing these things already if you have a personal computer and an email account. The first big step and the easiest is to keep your software and your computer current with their updates.

Whether you are using WordPress or a different platform for your blog, you need to keep it updated at all times. To further protect yourself, you should never have the version you are using, displayed on your blog. Things happen in life and you may not get the latest update as soon as it was available. It is not tragic but if your version is displayed, it is like having a sign visible to all hackers. The purpose of updates is to often patch vulnerabilities.

Any place that you must use a password, ensure that your password is a strong one. This means that you are not using words found in the dictionary. Your pet's name, your child or spouse's name or not setting any password is just not a good idea.

Another line of defense against a common attack that hackers use is a brute force attack. This attack is the hacker throwing as many attempts as they can to figure out your password and gain entry. The recommended defense for this is to regulate the amount of log in attempts per user and again, this is another reason for a strong password.

The number of log in attempts should be set to three. This allows for users to make mistakes but it will also protect your blog from hacking as well. Some administrators will allow up to five log in attempts.

File permissions are very important. Understand what they are and understand how to correctly set them up. If you set these up incorrectly, you can either allow access to sensitive material or deny access to those that need it.

Incorrect settings can prevent your readers from areas of your blog or website. So, complete comprehension is necessary in this area. These are the first steps to knowing how to protect your blog from hacking.

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