March 5, 2013 Michael Bickerton
Don’t get excited, you’ve not been hacked, at least not yet. This past week, I’m sure you heard lots about the hacking of the Burger King Twitter account. So, we’ve come across a short piece from MEQUODA that outlines FIVE (5) Ways to Fight Common Website Security Risks.
Keep in mind your website and social properties are valuable and although it’s not the end of the world to be hacked, it naturally creates lots of issues. So, a few ideas.
1) Akisment – http://akismet.com – comes standard in WordPress
2) WP Better Security – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security – plugin
3) Security Certificates – Lots to read here – http://en.kioskea.net/faq/2-how-do-i-know-if-a-website-is-secure
4) Keep your plugins and web properties updated – “easy for the Mac guys to say”
5) Passwords – you can try Lastpass – http://lastpass.com – pretty slick and for only $1.00 a month
The article also provides a few ideas and links to ensure document security, Vitrium, LockLizard and WP PDF Stamper.
The point here … security is available for those who want to avoid the “FLY BY NIGHT” hackers. You won’t get a message that says “You’ve got mail“, you’ll see a Micky D’s Ad on your Twitter page or worse.
Michael Bickerton, Raven5 Ltd, Oakville & Toronto, Ontario March 2013