Security Risks and How to Fix Them

security risksThe best way to protect your e-commerce business is with a comprehensive protection plan against security risks.

But knowing the security risks to your site and how to fix them will help save you time and money, not to mention the chance of any mistrust from your customers. Here are four different risks that can make you a target for hackers. And, how to fix them.

Weak passwords – A strong password is one of the first lines of defense against hackers. Many website owners use the same password for multiple sites. This leaves customer data vulnerable to hacking. What should you do? Experts recommend using a password that is at least eight characters long and a combination of capital letters and symbols. It’s even better if you pick a password that isn’t a real word.

Phishing – Phishing can come in the form of legitimate looking emails with an attachment or links to a virus, malware, or spyware. Phishing attacks are rising each year. What should you do? Don’t ever click on a link without knowing what it is first. Copy and paste the link to a URL rather than clicking on it. Keep your operating system and software up to date.

Untrained staff – Even if you have an excellent internet security plan unless your employees have been trained on how to not let in hackers, it won’t do any good. What should you do? Train employees on how to create strong passwords and how to back up their work. Make sure they understand not to click on suspicious links and attachments in emails.

Social engineering – This is one of the latest tactics that hackers use and it is on the rise. This is when hackers try to get the information directly from you instead of trying to hack into software. They may try to get you to install malicious software or use you to gain access to unauthorized locations. What should you do? Be cautious about what personal information you reveal online. Beware of hackers posing as IT specialists and asking for sensitive data or passwords.

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