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Title: Site Security from hаcker attacks
Post by: antonyblack on Jul 10, 2022, 12:24 AM
I'm looking for a program to protect my banking-related website from hаcker attacks as safety is of utmost importance. Would you suggest any security software?
Title: Re: Security from hаcker attacks
Post by: BrettUK on Oct 18, 2022, 05:11 AM
It is important to test your website for vulnerabilities, especially if your business involves bank card transactions. Even though companies that issue bank cards require sellers to comply with certain security standards, this may not always be enough.

 To prevent unexpected hаcks, regular testing of your website is highly recommended. This includes checking all links and content posted on your site by third parties for malware, conducting penetration testing to find vulnerabilities in the code, and using scanning tools to identify any weaknesses in the program during testing. If your budget permits, consider hiring a cybersecurity specialist for more comprehensive testing.
Title: Re: Security from hаcker attacks
Post by: MOHAN on Oct 18, 2022, 07:58 AM
Limit the personal information you share online. Change privacy settings and do not use location features. Keep software applications and operating systems up-to-date. Create strong passwords by using upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.
Title: Re: Security from hаcker attacks
Post by: luckyggg on Oct 21, 2022, 11:37 AM
How to protect a virtual server from hаcker attacks?
The question is, is it possible?
Recently purchased a virtual server, never used it before, only regular hosting.
Title: Re: Site Security from hаcker attacks
Post by: maleextra on Aug 17, 2023, 02:29 AM
There are several security software options available for protecting your website from hаcker attacks. Some popular choices include:

1. Firewall: Use a web application firewall (WAF) to filter out malicious traffic and prevent attacks like SQL injection and cross-site scripting.

2. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate: Install an SSL certificate to encrypt communication between the user's browser and your website, ensuring secure data transmission.

3. Intrusion Detection System (IDS): Implement an IDS that monitors network traffic and detects any suspicious activity or intrusion attempts.

4. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Enable 2FA for added login security, requiring users to provide an additional authentication factor alongside their passwords.

5. Regular Security Updates: Keep your website's software, plugins, and themes up to date to patch any known vulnerabilities.

6. Strong Password Policies: Enforce strong password requirements to minimize the risk of brute-force attacks.

7. Web Application Scanning: Conduct regular vulnerability scans and penetration tests to identify weaknesses in your website's code and configuration.

8. User Access Management: Implement role-based access control (RBAC) to ensure that users only have access to the resources they need, reducing the risk of unauthorized access.

9. File Integrity Monitoring (FIM): Monitor and detect any unauthorized changes to critical system files or configurations by using FIM software.

10. DDoS Protection: Consider using a DDoS protection service or solution to mitigate Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that can overwhelm your website's servers.

11. Web Hosting Security: Ensure that your web hosting provider has robust security measures in place, including regular backups, server monitoring, and strong physical security protocols.

12. Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) System: Implement a SIEM solution to collect and analyze security logs and events in real-time, helping you detect and respond to potential threats.

13. Web Application Security Testing: Perform regular security testing, including vulnerability assessments and penetration testing, to identify and address any potential weaknesses in your website or web application.

14. Secure Coding Practices: Follow secure coding practices such as input validation, output encoding, and proper error handling to prevent common vulnerabilities like XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) and CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery).

15. Web Traffic Encryption: Implement HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) to ensure that all communication between your website and users' browsers occurs over encrypted channels.

16. Secure Content Management System (CMS): If you're using a CMS, ensure it's regularly updated and secure. Choose reputable plugins and themes from trusted sources and regularly audit them for vulnerabilities.

17. Incident Response Plan: Develop an incident response plan outlining the steps to follow in case of a security breach or data compromise. This will help minimize damage and reduce downtime.

18. Employee Awareness and Training: Educate your employees about security best practices and the importance of maintaining a strong security posture. Regular training can help prevent social engineering attacks and raise overall security awareness.

19. Regular Backup and Recovery: Implement a robust backup strategy to protect your website's data in case of any incidents. Ensure backups are stored securely offsite and regularly test their integrity and restoration process.

20. Continuous Monitoring: Utilize security monitoring tools and services that provide real-time visibility into your website's security posture, including detecting and alerting on suspicious activities.

21. Content Security Policy (CSP): Implement a Content Security Policy to define and enforce the types of content that can be loaded on your website, reducing the risk of cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

22. Web Application Firewall (WAF): Consider using a cloud-based or on-premises WAF solution that provides an extra layer of protection by filtering out malicious traffic before it reaches your web server.

23. Security Headers: Configure security headers such as HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), X-XSS-Protection, and X-Content-Type-Options to enhance the security of your website and protect against specific attack vectors.

24. Passwordless Authentication: Explore passwordless authentication options like biometric authentication or one-time passwords (OTP) sent via email or SMS to improve user login security.

25. Security Monitoring and Incident Response: Implement a robust security monitoring system that includes log analysis and threat detection. Combine it with an incident response plan to quickly respond and mitigate any security incidents.

26. Third-Party Risk Management: Assess and manage the security risks associated with third-party services, plugins, or integrations used on your website. Regularly review their security practices and ensure they adhere to best practices.

27. Security Audits and Compliance: Conduct periodic security audits and ensure compliance with relevant regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for handling sensitive financial information.

28. User Account Lockouts: Implement account lockout policies that temporarily lock user accounts after a certain number of failed login attempts, protecting against brute-force attacks.

29. Secure Development Lifecycle (SDLC): Incorporate security into each stage of your web development process, including requirements gathering, design, coding, testing, and deployment.

30. Network Segmentation: Segment your network infrastructure to isolate critical systems and restrict unauthorized access. This can help minimize the impact of a security breach.