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8 Tips to Protect Your Website from Hackers

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If you’re running a website and you think you’re safe against hackers, you’re not. Malicious people like to compromise sites every way they can think of. No matter if you don’t post important stuff there.

8 Tips to Protect Your Website from Hackers 1 The majority of security breaches registered when it comes to websites target their servers. Why? Because hackers want to make good use of them. How? By receiving and passing on spam. Servers can also be used to serve illegal files after the creation of a temporary web server.Hackers also attack websites because they want to send ransomware, obtain Bitcoins or use said servers as pieces of a botnet. No matter the reasoning behind their attack, you need to stay safe. We have some tips for you to do just that.Install a reliable security solutionAs a rule of thumb, antiviruses do a great job when it comes to protecting computers from hackers. With so many excellent options around, you won’t have to worry about a thing. Just take a look at their descriptions and find what works best for you. We suggest looking for something that offers web security tools so you can stay safe every time you use your website.After choosing your favorite security solution, we recommend taking it for a spin to see whether your website is safe or not.Switch to HTTPSMany website owners are loyal to the HTTP protocol. Considering all the cyber attacks happening throughout the globe every minute, that’s not a good idea. If you don’t want to fall prey to hackers, it is imperative that you switch to HTTPS. This protocol offers better security for both you and people who interact with your site.HTTPS is especially good if you have a website that requires its visitors to provide credit card details and other sensitive data. In order to move from HTTP to HTTPS, you have to use an SSL certificate. Don’t worry, you won’t have to pay a fortune to get one. The majority are either low-cost or free. One of the better options is LetsEncrypt, which is free.Now that you’ve switched to HTTPS, the magic can begin. A browsing device will be linked, via encryption, to the web hosting server where important data is kept. Cyber criminals or third parties won’t be able to steal sensitive information that easily.Already using the HTTPS protocol? You can dismiss vulnerable HTTP for your website with HTTP Strict Transport Security, HSTS in short.Perform regular automated backupsBacking up data manually on the regular is another excellent way to protect a website from malicious people. If an attack were to happen, you wouldn’t lose your important files, documents, and so on. Setting up automated backups is easy and it won’t cost you a thing. You can also opt for cPanel, which is a hosting service that comes with integrated backup options.Create complex passwordsDifficult passwords make a hacker’s life complicated. Make sure they contain over eight characters, letters (lower and upper case), symbols, and numbers. Make it as complex as possible and you’re good to go. If you have a hard time remembering passwords, look for a password manager.Software must be up to dateWant to keep your website safe from cyber threats? Make sure its software is updated. This includes everything from forums and CMS to the server operating system and so on. Magento, WordPress, and other platforms like them will tell you if system updates are available so you can quickly install them. Do you use many plugins? You have to manually keep them up to date, too.Find a web application firewallIf you prefer using one security solution for your computer and a different option for your website, you can opt for a web application firewall. Otherwise known as WAF, this tool is the equivalent of an antivirus for your site. With it running on your pages, you can be sure that as soon as a threat appears, it will be quickly taken care of.Stay safe against XSS threatsCross-site scripting, XSS in short, is an attack that targets your website via dangerous JavaScript. The latter affects your visitors’ and users’ browsers and steals data which is then sent back to the hacker behind the threat. This malicious JavaScript is also able to modify the content of a page.To avoid this type of attack, we recommend CSP, which is otherwise known as Content Security Policy. It’s a tool that informs a browser to restrict what and how JavaScript is performed in a certain page or more.Uploading files is a no goIf a user wishes to upload a certain file, stop him or her from doing it because it could pose a serious security risk. These files can have a dangerous script which will damage your website. The best solution to avoid file uploads is to block direct access to uploaded content. Should a file be uploaded to a site you own, it will be sent to a folder that exists outside of the public HTML directory.



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Shocking !!! – This “Egg” Has More Likes Than Every Celebrity In The World

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World record egg

Now it comes down to those few moments in my life I ask myself what the hell my Instagram account is doing.

world record egg

I previously made a post about the most popular animals on instagram that are verified – check the post here



Previously the record for the most liked post on Instagram was held by Kylie Jenner – 18m likes on the picture of her baby. Now that record has been crushed by an egg.  Check the eggs profile here – World_Record_Egg

The Egg is verified with about 7.4M Followers and has 1 single post with about 47miliion likes and 2.7million comments

So this egg’s fans are called the #egggang and #eggsoldiers 😂😂😂😂 .

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Egg Gang Already Has Haters

Just when I thought I’ve seen it all. Take a look at this tweet

From my calculations the only Nigerian Celeb with a higher follower count than the egg is probably Davido.

On another note, this is kind of Sad. My IG account hasn’t even reached 20k. 😥😥

Please go to https://www.instagram.com/naijatechguy and hit that follow button. Maybe we’ll break our own record 😃. I’ll follow back , I promise.

One more thing, the name of the egg is Eugene,  Don’t forget to hit that share button 😋

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Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security In A Few Weeks

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Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security

Fingeprint security is finally coming to Whatsapp which means – no more snooping around on other people’s chats when the app isn’t open.

WhatsApp has been working round the clock to ensure you get the best out of it this year and while we expect to see lots of update in the future including the ads, the fingerprint security is almost here .



 

Whatsapp To Add Fingerprint Security
According to the WhatsApp beta update for Android, the company is said to be working on a new authentication feature which isn’t available globally yet as the feature is currently under development.

Once the Fingerprint feature is enabled , the app will be completely protected, so the you will need to authenticate your identity in order to open WhatsApp (from the app icon, from the notification or from external pickers).

It will protect the entire app, meaning you can’t use it to lock specific conversations for now.

The company is also rumored to be working on implementing Face ID and Touch ID for iOS. There will be a section in the app where users can enable the fingerprint authentication feature.

Availability

This feature is in an alpha stage of development and it will be available in a few weeks for Android users Marshmallow and above, and iOS users.

WhatsApp Audio Picker

WhatsApp is also working to improve the audio picker that will allow users to see the list of all available audio files stored in your phone. The user will be able to play the audio before sending it, and it is also possible to select more audio files to send!

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La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today

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La Vida Port Harcourt, also known as the festival of colors is an event that’s going to be held at Pleasure Park Port Harcourt, and it’s one of the most exciting events you wouldn’t want to miss.
La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 13There’ll be games, fun filled events and lots of fun so if you’re within Port Harcourt and it’s environs you definitely shouldn’t miss this.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 14It’s just a few days to Christmas and it’s Weekend so come out and chill out with your friends and also meet new people.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 15
Endless fun awaits you. Dates – 22nd – 23rd December

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