Google successive in its #NoHacked campaign today with a few helpful tips on preventing website from getting hacked. Since they are seeing a 180% increase in the total of websites getting hacked, Google says, and in comport oneself to state your website isn’t targeted the company recommends appealing the assistant precautions.
To get notified from Google, you need to sign up in Google Search Console (formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools) is one of the most apparent guidance since it has Google’s direct connection to website owners. In addition, Google suggests setting up Google Alerts to notify you of suspicious results for your website.
By now it’s a common knowledge that every person knows a strong password contains a mixture of letters, numbers, and symbols, but Google says there is more to it than that. Length is also a factor, the longer the password is, and the harder it is to guess. It’s also suggested to avoid using the same password across multiple services. Also, Google advises to turning on 2-step authentication, which can radically strengthen your account’s security.
Google suggests you to contact hosting provider to check if they offer on-demand support for dealing with issues connected to hacked websites. In case if you manage your own server, then be equipped to deal with any complex security issues that might arise at any time.
Keep your website’s software up to date, because archaic software is one of the most common ways a hacker can get control of your website. This includes maintaining your web server software patched, CMS’s plugins and add-ons were updated.
Gary Illyes from the Google Webmaster Trends Analyst team declared that the Google Search Console, at one time called Google Webmaster Tools, can begin sending their notifications to fewer individuals for the average notification type. The amendment can inherit play in regarding three weeks and can solely have an effect on the average type of notification.
Google can currently solely give notice the direct owner of the website in question, not the property owner. For example, if a website like https://example.com/dont/panic/have/a/towel triggers a message inside the Google Search Console, Google would give notice to website owners:
https://example.com/dont/panic/have/a/towel (the site triggering the message)
Now, only the owner of https://example.com/dont/panic/have/a/towel can receive the notification within the Google Search Console. According to Gary Illyes, the amendment won’t have an effect on Google notifies webmasters of more serious messages, like notifications that a website has been hacked.
Yahoo has declared a few changes to its products and services, but the biggest surprise is that the organization is closing down Yahoo Maps by the end of this month (June), after eight years of its launch. Yahoo said, “The Yahoo Maps site will close at the end of June. We made this decision to better align resources to Yahoo’s priorities as our business has evolved since we first launched Yahoo Maps eight years ago.”
Yahoo will still continue their mapping service at present but won’t necessarily be powered in future.
Yahoo has gradually slow down their development around maps in the course of recent years.
Notwithstanding, Yahoo is slaughtering off its Mapping services, they additionally reported the end of Yahoo Pipes, a developer tool, and some additional product changes.