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Secure website? This is how you prevent Malware on your website

Secure website? This is how you prevent Malware on your website

Secure your website in an effective way? In this blog you will learn more about various ways to prevent malware and protect your domain against cyber attacks. from the outside.

It still happens regularly that hackers or spammers try to send all kinds of viruses, malware and spam messages to vulnerable websites. As a result, such a website can, for example, unnoticed as a link in a DDoS attack serve.

Reason enough for Flexamedia to dive a little deeper into this subject. Below you will therefore find tips and advice to deal once and for all with cybercriminals who try to hack into your website.

What is malware?

The moment you start securing your website, you will soon be familiar with the term 'malware' to encounter. This term includes all kinds of software programs, which can damage computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets, for example.

Also, this software is often precisely programmed in such a way that hackers can break into your computer fairly quickly and in this way steal your private data without any effort.

Today, there are many different types of malware. This makes it sometimes quite difficult to distinguish malware from each other. For example, you can think of:

  • Trojan Horse: A Trojan Horse is used by cyber criminals to attack computer systems. This form of malware is usually hidden in downloads and installs itself automatically on your laptop, smartphone and other devices. The malware ensures that hackers can quickly penetrate and, for example, steal your private information.
  • Spyware: Spyware is malware designed to spy on you. It hides in the background and makes notes about what you do online, including your passwords, credit card numbers, browsing habits, and more.
  • DDoS attack: These cyber attacks are also known as 'Distributed Denial-of-Service'. A DDoS attack will overload your website's server and other online services. Most DDoS attacks today take place at large companies and institutions. For hackers and other cybercriminals, this is usually where the greatest loot and/or fame can be gained.
  • Phishing: In this modern form of cybercrime, someone makes personal contact with victims by introducing themselves as an employee of a well-known bank, company or other government agency. By means of a misleading story, the hacker then asks for your bank details, for example, and before you know it, your bank account is empty.

How is a website hacked, and how can I secure my website?

Many people still think that hackers are only out to steal sensitive data from large companies. Therefore spend independently entrepreneurs and SMEs too little attention to securing their website.

You may think it is impossible to fall victim to this. After all, there is no personal information on your company website at all, or your website is not connected to other networks, which makes you think that the chances of having to deal with a cyber attack are slim.

Yet it turns out that these websites are a favorite target for hackers and other cyber criminals. These people regularly invade vulnerable websites by means of e-mails. Often these messages look exactly like this, that it seems as if they come from a well-known company, or a well-known person in your area.

Once you click on a link, it is often a matter of time before the website is hacked. It can then be used to attack other organizations and internet users, for example. For example, the website and the associated servers are used as a host for attacks on other organizations.

Securing your website with Flexamedia?

If you have trouble with this or simply don't have time for it? Then you can of course also use an external party such as Flexamedia switch. We have been helping independent entrepreneurs and SMEs for some time now protect business systems and networks from malware.

Does my website contain malware?

Are you working on securing your own website? because you think it contains malware? If this is the case, you will find that securing a hacked website is one of the most frustrating things you can encounter online. Some common characteristics for a malware hack are:

  • You will receive notifications from Google such as: 'This website may be harmful to your computer'.
  • The website is blacklisted by search engines such as Google and Yahoo.
  • You get emails that your website is being used to attack other sites.
  • There is advertising and marketing on your website without your consent.

Suppose you are convinced that your website has been hacked, then it is high time to fix it in no time. to secure. You want to give hackers as little time as possible to carry out their malicious activities. Call us directly on 085 9026700 or send us an email Email to info@flexamedia.nl to see what we can do for you.

This is how you prevent malware on your website

You can of course take all kinds of measures yourself to counter the malicious activities of hackers. This also significantly reduces the chance that your website will become the next victim.

Below are a number of practical tips to protect yourself and your website against malware and other cyber attacks.

  • Security software provides a reliable way to protect your website against malware. Bee Create Flexamedia we use a reliable system for the security of our servers.
  • Don't use simple passwords! Also try to use different passwords and not the same password for the security of your laptop, social media and email addresses.
  • Don't be tempted by attractive emails that ask you to enter your password, for example. Messages that appear to come from your closest friends or colleagues can also contain malware.
  • Make regular backups of your website. A make online backup normally requires a secure server. This ensures that all pages of your website are stored securely.
  • Always pay attention! Next to an reliable web hosting your own alertness is often the best way to secure your website.
Secure website? This is how you prevent Malware on your website
Secure website? This is how you prevent Malware on your website

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