If i made a website and went succefull, can i get hacked?

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its something that irritates me often, blogs and free cheap domains, are they vulnerable to hacking attacks?
#hacked #made #succefull #website
  • Profile picture of the author Rob Whisonant
    Yep, just like all domains and websites.

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  • Profile picture of the author pakspider
    may b your server is not secure :/ its the main issue :/
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  • Profile picture of the author allegandro
    Yes it is, I lost a big profitable forum one day.

    Until that moment I made around 2000$ a month with that forum and was stupid not to have a backup.
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    • Profile picture of the author webmarketer
      Just remember the story of the 3 little pigs--

      "Little pig, little Pig, let me come in."
      "No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin."
      "Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in...
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      • Profile picture of the author Shane Williams
        Around 30,000 websites get hacked a day, so yes very possible. To decrease the chances of been hacked:
        • Choose a secure password and don’t use the default username ‘ADMIN’ which many people use and provides hackers with 50% of the information need to hack a site.
        • Be careful about installing 3rd party plug-ins that can open doors for hacker attacks
        • Update software when required (WordPress/Plug-ins) to apply latest security protection
        • Get a website security plug-in or extension to help protect your site
        • AND... Back-Up your website regularly so you can get your site back up and running should it be hacked
        This isn’t a complete list of ways to protect a website and hackers will always be one step ahead of software security but will help make a site less venerable to attacks and help you get a website back online if it is attacked.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by Shane Williams View Post

          Around 30,000 websites get hacked a day, so yes very possible. To decrease the chances of been hacked:
          • Choose a secure password and don't use the default username 'ADMIN' which many people use and provides hackers with 50% of the information need to hack a site.
          • Be careful about installing 3rd party plug-ins that can open doors for hacker attacks
          • Update software when required (WordPress/Plug-ins) to apply latest security protection
          • Get a website security plug-in or extension to help protect your site
          • AND... Back-Up your website regularly so you can get your site back up and running should it be hacked
          This isn't a complete list of ways to protect a website and hackers will always be one step ahead of software security but will help make a site less venerable to attacks and help you get a website back online if it is attacked.
          Here's another tip for your list...

          When prompted for database usernames and passwords (especially when setting up Wordpress sites), pick them using a secure password generator. Makes the back door much harder to unlock.

          Write down the username and password on a physical piece of paper, and keep it somewhere safe.
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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            If i made a website and went succefull, can i get hacked?
            If I cross the street when I have the right of way on a traffic intersection, can I get hit by a car?
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            • Profile picture of the author Hamadoto
              Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

              If I cross the street when I have the right of way on a traffic intersection, can I get hit by a car?
              what if u got basic knowledge on that field?

              my point is , as a first time web designer, do i have to be a security expert in order to protect myself? or the host will provide me with protection ?
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              • Profile picture of the author Shane Williams
                The host will provide you with a degree of protection but at the end of the day you will need to protect yourself. All sites are vulnerable to cyber attacks (i.e TalkTalk this week), take all the precautions you can, add security plugins if you like, back-up your s**t and try not to lose sleep!
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              • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
                Originally Posted by Hamadoto View Post

                what if u got basic knowledge on that field?

                my point is , as a first time web designer, do i have to be a security expert in order to protect myself? or the host will provide me with protection ?
                As a first time web designer, presumably for pay, you owe it to your clients to know at least basic security procedures, not simply relying on the hosting company to cover your backside because you have insufficient knowledge.

                There are enough free, simple resources available online that not having that basic knowledge is not fair to clients who hire a professional.
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                • Profile picture of the author Underxman
                  Anything is possible. The more you grow as a business as a website the more attacts that will hear your way but the good news is that the more you will afford to keep yourself protected

                  Don't fear to start a business due to hackers
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  • Profile picture of the author jackiedesign
    Nice Question. Many of my site got hacked. Like DDoS Attacks and many more other hackings. Some hackers can still hack your cPanel login info also. So We needs to put heavy security on our website to protect that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    These days it's not "if" you get hacked, but "when". You don't need traffic or profits, or much of a reason for people to hack you. They can use websites for evil in so many ways.
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  • Profile picture of the author usmantech
    You can be in the list of 30,000 websites that get hacked every day and their home pages are mirrored on h-zone. The only safe website is that you build locally on your own laptop that has never seen the internet bits. So always keep your own backups in case you get hacked. Keep different versions of these too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Platt
    I think everything can get hacked at some point by pro's.
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  • Profile picture of the author stackman
    Absolutely you can get hacked, regardless of what safety measures you have in place. It's happened to me, and to anyone that has had web sites for some time. You simply have to monitor and be ready to restore your site, in addition of changing passwords and installing more protection.
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