For those of you who don’t speak geek, DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service which involves a person (or organization) flooding a server with so many requests that the site either goes down or loadsÂ extremelyÂ slow.
Although no site, blog or server is DDoS proof (especially with hostile governments launching DDoS attacks nowadays), there are a few steps you can take to weather an attack just in case your blog becomes the target of someones rage. Read More
Question: What is the most common door hackers use to enter your site?
Answer: The same one you use.
It is a little-known fact that much of what we think of as “hacking” and “cracking” is really just social engineering and guesswork. Though blogs can and often do get exploited because of some kind of security issue, your password is your first and best line of defense against attacks.
Yet, far too many bloggers are very relaxed about their passwords. It starts with picking poor ones, continues with reusing them on untrustworthy services and all-too-often ends with one’s site being defaced, deleted or, even worse, loaded up with malware that infects with visitors.
It’s a very dangerous blogging pitfall but, fortunately, one that can be very easily avoided.