Blogs are open to so many online threats which are often caused by hackers. So as a web publisher or a blogger, you’ve got to secure and protect your website or blog against all kinds of online threats which will of course, cause damage to it. Like anything else we own and care about, your blog’s data needs to be well secured and protected. And as we all know, safer blog or sites means more confidence to your visitors and a more trustworthy brand for it. Since everything on the web is connected, your online security contributes to a safer internet, like a link in a chain.
New bloggers often ask “How Do I Keep My Blog Secure?” Don’t panic anymore, this content has done justice to that, just relax and read till the end and thank me later.
Below are three things you can do right now for a well protected blog or website:
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1. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer):- This protect your blog and website with “HTTPS”, encrypt your data, and verify where it comes from and where it goes. The “S” on it alone stands for “Secure”. The useful security tool with the boring name above are a security add-on for your domain. If you’ve ever visited a web address that starts with “HTTPS”, has a padlock icon, or turns green when it loads, it means that the blog or site is secured with SSL.
Have you ever imagined or asked yourself what does an SSL do for you? If you don’t have answer to your question, here is what it does. SSL certificates serve three main functions for your site’s security:
1. Protects your blog and website with “HTTPS”.
2. Keep your data encrypted as it travels to and from your blog or website.
3. Verify that the sites your data comes from and goes to actually are who they say they are.
Pretty important when your site is talking to banks or government agencies, or handling e-commerce. As a bonus for you, SSLs can also help improve your search engine ranking. And without “HTTPS”, your blog or website will be flagged as “not secure” on Google’s Chrome browser.
SSL certificates come in several levels of security, so it’s important to choose the one that best suits your site.
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2. DNS (Domain Name System):- This assign the right nameservers to your blog to keep the connections between your domain and hosting provider clear, and your data running smoothly. DNS server as the phone book of the internet. As you wanted to visit this blog “https://simpletechblog.com”. It’s as easy as typing “simpletechblog.com” into the search bar and click Enter, right? This is thanks to the DNS. It allows you to type familiar words and names into your browser address bar when searching for blog or websites and sending emails, instead of a long string of numbers. How does it works? Here is how it works.
When you search for a domain name in a browser, it sends a query over the Internet to match the domain name (words) with its corresponding IP address (numbers). Once located, it uses the IP to retrieve the blog’s or website’s content and return it to you. Pretty cool, huh?
This essential process works behind-the-scenes in a matter of milliseconds, but it doesn’t mean there’s no risk involved. In fact, hackers can interrupt and hijack the process as quickly as it happens, spoofing your blog or website data and committing fraud without you even knowing until it’s too late.
Adding DNS protection ensures your blog’s data is properly sent and received by the right parties. It also makes it more likely that searchers end up on your site, which can help your business.
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3. VPN (Virtual Private Network):- This keep your connection encrypted and anonymous when on-the-go i.e. browsing non-secure and open networks like public Wi-Fi. VPN are safe, anonymous, global browsing.
A VPN allows you to connect to the Internet using a hidden and encrypted network. VPNs are commonly used by employees who want to safely access their work files from remote locations, but they can also mask your connection for browsing privacy or let you bypass regional network restrictions.
Using a VPN when you connect keeps your network details anonymous and hidden from third-party interference. This is a crucial thing to consider if you’re often away from your trusted home or office networks. VPN keeps your connection secure when you’re on open, public Wi-Fi networks.
Safety shouldn’t slow you down, either. When choosing a VPN service, be sure it incorporates speed as well as security and protection online.
As my friends alway ask, “Are You For Safety?” and my reply is, “Yes I Am”. So what about you? Use the comments section below to inform us.
Well at this point, that’s all I have for you today, and I will keep sharing my experience, insights, and understandings on how to protect your blog in future posts. Subscribe to our mailing newsletter if you want to stay updated.
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