How Digg is used for Hacking?
It has been known, that Digg can be used as a medium for Hacking attacks whereby bogus links and website content is distributed to fool the visitors of a specific site. Digg is the largest link valued in the daily deal between the webmasters and their prospective buyers.
This article will provide an overview on how to protect your site from these kinds of hacking attacks, and later in the series we will discuss how to test your site for these kinds of vulnerabilities using Digg itself as a testing ground.
Prevent hacking, use a Secure hosting provider
Let’s start simply by saying that you need to have a very secure web hosting service provider if you are planning to use your website for business. Since it is already difficult enough to secure a high traffic website it is, quite simply, essential that you keep on top of your patches and security fixes.
But forget about the huge security feature that the web hosting service frequently praises – their customers. Hackers are, of course, going after all the possible suspects, and whoever hosts your website gave them the opportunity. Make sure, that your web hosting service checks regularly and updates their systems to prevent this sort of hacking.
Be sure, too, that you check regularly, for new variants of the very attacks that one of your competitors was able to successfully pull off. This investigation by Techie Now shows just how many hackers are able to get past the defenses of some very well known financial sites.
It is important to note that the threats that one faces online will changing and that you need to be able to keep up with those changes as well. Because cyber criminals are always finding new ways of beating the security systems of those who offer protection for their data, the defenses must, too. You certainly don’t want to give them the opportunity.
Develop a hacking save website
It’s easy to understand how one develops a site that is safe from computer hackers. Just take a look at some of the companies that have been hacked this year alone and you will see a lot of examples. Check out the Techie Now report at http://www.techie.now/.
Hacking reports form Techie Now
The Techie Now database has been updated frequently over the last year and it is a veritable who’s who of the most recent hacking attempts. Many of the companies affected, offer some sort of security for their customers as well as security tools to allow users to protect themselves.
One of the more notable companies that was targeted was climbing website fabric. Depending on what its users believe the site owes to them, it has been hacked in various ways. Some say they stole design files and sold them in an unauthorized copy; others say they got into the server files and stole credit card information.
Regardless of how it happened, the site’s security was compromised and credit card numbers were stolen.iteulp.com is one of the websites that was hacked. Although the site’s developers claim that it was hacked by “a group of hackers” nobody has been able to provide any evidence to support that claim. In fact, the site seems to have been hacked by one person or a group of people, which explains the heavy traffic the site received during the attacks.
What exactly is at risk here in case of hacking?
Below are a few things:
- Credit Card Summary
- Monthly Billing summary
- Report credit card information
To summarize, what is at risk? Well, if your website is using html, CGI, PHP or any other technology that has allowed criminals to take control of your site or downloaded items that cannot be validated. Then, you are at risk.
Be smart by educating yourself about the risks and what you can do to minimize the risks.
By following the guidelines in this article you will be increasing the chances that your site will remain secure and safe to use.
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