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.