In the Fall of last year, the major credit reporting company Equifax fell prey to a humongous breach of security. The breach compromised over 143 million Americans’ sensitive information.
It’s surprising that such a big company whose very name of the game is sensitive information can get hacked. How safe do you think your small male plastic surgery website is holding up to hackers?
Hopefully, you’ve crossed your t’s and dotted your i’s when it comes to internet security. If you haven’t, keep reading to learn what you need to do to keep your male plastic surgery site safe from hackers.
ZIP bombs are a sneaky tool that can be put into place to naturally deactivate a hacker’s software. ZIP bombs can work for websites, too. Web designers can include ZIP bombs in website scripts to prevent hackers from getting access to your male plastic surgery site.
ZIP bombs contain humongous files that are decompressed to appear like they contain just a few files. The “bomb” might contain petabytes of actual yet repetitive information. When that information is compressed, the folder becomes super small.
When the ZIP bomb is decompressed, the files are so numerous and so large that the computer is overloaded. The browser subsequently crashes.
Keep in mind that when using ZIP bombs to protect websites, you’ll need to use a slightly different format called GZIP. GZIP is the form of ZIP bomb that works within website scripts.
Sure, it can be annoying when websites require you to create a password with one uppercase letter, one number, and one special character. Giving all your employees the same access password to your site or email is simpler, but far less secure.
Hackers use password-cracking programs which can crack thousands of password combinations in minutes. And guess what: the simpler your password, the easier it’ll be to crack.
Make sure your site is locked with complex passwords comprised of at least 16 characters for maximum security.
It seems like one of things that your mama always tells you, but that you never do: “update your software!”
In reality, delaying software updates can mean the difference between a secure and a vulnerable website.
Software companies don’t roll out updates for no reason. They’re vulnerable to hacking, too, and when they discover a crack in their scripts, they’ll fix it up to roll out to users in an update.
That means if you’re not updating, you’re running scripts on your site that are vulnerable. Hackers stay up on software updates-. You can bet that if a software update rolled out due to security issues, hackers are already scanning to find sites who haven’t updated yet.
It’s a good idea to take a page out of the book of Allure Plastic Surgery and hire a web designer to take care of these things for you. You might also hire a website monitoring service to keep tabs on your page for you, day and night. They’ll send you frequent reports on activity, usual or otherwise, on your male plastic surgery website.
Is Your Male Plastic Surgery Website Protected?
After reading up on some tips and tricks for website security, do you know if you’re protected?
If you’re doubting your security, get in touch with us to talk about how we can make it better, so you can sleep easier!