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05 November 2012
The Internet is the new lifeline to
people and social networking sites have become intensely popular. This is the
time when websites and blogs are the new identity address. It acts like an
equalizer and eliminates geographical restrictions over emotions or
However, even this great system is not
devoid of problems. The most intense threat in this case is hacking. What is
hacking? It is basically a technological
process using which people, other than the owner of the blog, social networking page or website, might get access to these pages without the owner’s permission.
With the various tools and computer language scripts that are being developed,
Hacking is also gaining momentum. Here we can attempt to enumerate some anti
hacking tips that might help people to prevent their blogs from hackers.
· Update – New
version of the blogging software is released to overcome the problems in the
older version. Get in the top of the game by constantly updating your blog page
to the newer version of the software. For instance, any version of Wordpress
older than 2.8.4 is vulnerable to a worm attack, a risk that has been
eliminated in the latest versions.
· Protect – Life
is easier because of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other wireless data transfer methods;
unfortunately hacking is too. Always avoid any kind of public wireless
networks. They are an easy bet for hackers to gain access to private data.
· Use backup- This
cannot be stressed enough. Keep a backup of all posts, files and
settings. Even in case of a successful hacking, you can always retrieve and
restore your data.
· Change user name-
Do this periodically. Why? It will throw off the hacker from any logging trails
even in public networks.
· Password safety –
Choose passwords carefully. Stay away from of obvious passwords like
birthdates, family names etc.
· Brush up on security- This is necessary to keep track of newer security
measures to safeguard your blog or website security. Hacking wireless networks with Man in the Middle attacks
Mostly, these tips can help against
light to moderate hacking; which is the primary concern for most bloggers and