If you own a website, be it for business purposes, to build your personal brand or simply to share a little about yourself with the world at large, it might be worth knowing what you can do to protect it from harm wherever possible. If it supports ads, accepts payments or if you have a server for your site, you may have reason to fear infection by malware.
In just about any form, if not stopped in its tracks, it could ruin your site and possibly the computer through which you administrate it. To make it easier to keep an eye out, Symantec Norton produced this infographic to help educate you and help you understand six threats to your website and what you can do to prevent them.
The most common threat is website malware, where servers can be attacked by malware, which can infect visitors’ devices without their prior knowledge. Malvertising, malicious ads which can be supported on your site, can cause plenty of havoc too. Meanwhile, search engine blacklisting can be costly, proving that your site is harmful due to it being infected.
It’s imperative for you to keep your security certificates up to date. If they’re not, there’s a chance that web browsers might automatically block access to your site. Your brand could also be used for phishing, as criminals may be tempted to impersonate you in order to defraud site visitors. All the above reasons should mean you put your visitors’ mind at ease by keeping your site safe.
From Symantec Norton UK
What people are saying
Thanks for these amazing tips Vedant,
You’re right about there, every of these threats can hardly ruin a business website, especially Google blacklist or banning from search listing in my opinion. Then the all traffic is gone and site becomes dead.
Everyone should check their site regularly for dangerous attacks or warnings. Thanks for explaining how to protect against them.
Best regards and have a great day,
Nice, infographics….but my question is: In case of failure, how can we retrieve our data from Cloud Storage?
Well informative info graphic! And it’s easy to understand anyone. Because reading a lot of content is hectic. I really appreciate your hard working for making such a well graphical way.
Great post sir.
Really you explai it very well. hope you will inform us about website problems in future. Thanks for this post.. :)
Hello Vedant Kumar,
Great post with wonderful infographics mate, You are absolutely right about everything mentioned in the post. We must limit those things which damage or harm the ranking of our website.
Clear and very informative infographic.. now we know what to look for so as not to damage our reputation online..
It’s crazy how many things we need to watch out for on the Internet. Make sure you always backup your WordPress blog just in case anything bad happens to it.
Thanks for this great post keep it up.
I hate it when that happens. What I do is block that site forever. No sense letting virus into my computer because of one lousy site.