Website Security

by Satinder Kaur on Saturday, September 3rd 2011
Security is a very important issue and many Web sites, even those sites operated by large businesses, are not secure.There are many encryption technology being used to secure data on websites but according to the new era of life hacker attacks across the web are getting more sophisticated every day – after all, they have to. With the increased sophistication of anti-virus protection, firewalls, and application-based updates, hackers who want to stay in business have needed to get more creative. And they have, responding with increasingly sophisticated attacks that have forced the online security industry to scramble to keep up.

So how do the hackers stay ahead of the security experts? One reason is obvious – if they didn’t, they’d be out of a job. Another reason is institutional – a lone hacker working in a basement will be more innovative and faster moving than a large software company, thus more likely to come up with effective hacks.

However, I’d argue that the factor that plays the biggest role in the continuing success of hackers is a lack of awareness and vigilance on the part of software users and website owners.

Sorry to say, but it’s people who use “password” as their password for everything and those who have two-year old antivirus software that embolden hackers. If everyone was more committed to protecting their own data, then hackers would have a much harder time. As it is, so many people are blissfully unaware of their own vulnerability that, for hackers, it’s a numbers game – try enough websites and eventually they’ll find a vulnerable one to exploit. But that site doesn’t have to be yours!
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