Monday, 24 April 2017

Have You Ever Been Hacked? | Tips For Preventing Hacking

Hey!

Welcome to another blog post! I thought that today I would talk to you all about how to ensure that your blog doesn't get hacked. I know that some of you don't have a blog so this post is slightly specific but for those who do have a blog this is a very necessary post.

1: Create A Password That Contains Upper, Lower and Numbers

I know that all of these tips sound simplistic but this one is very necessary nowadays. It's easy for someone to hack into an account of any sorts if the password is simple so ensuring that the password for your blog has a mixture of lowercase, lowercase and numbers so that no one can hack into it. I also think making sure that it has nothing to do with your name is also a great idea.


2: Back Up Your Blog

Some bloggers weirdly forget to do this but this is very important because if your blog does get hacked and something happens to it or the content that is stored on your blog then you will have a back up so you can reassure yourself that it's not as bad as it seems. Backing up never does you any harm.

3: Secure The Login

This one is mainly to do with people that are via Wordpress and not Blogger. I've used both platforms and have worked with blogs on both platforms several times. On Wordpress, you have the option to secure the login via a simple maths question. I would suggest doing this as it keeps bots out and keeps your brain working. Hackers won't realise that you need to do the maths question to log in and won't be able to get into your account.

4; Write your posts in Word then save them onto an external hardrive/cloud storage

I know that this sounds absolutely tedious but, trust me, it is worth it! The point of this tip is that if your blog gets completely hacked then you know that all your content is fine and that all you have to do is get it back up and sort it out. It saves being worried that you would have to type it up again.

5: Make Sure That You Have Current Anti Virus

You all should have this but I know that sometimes people forget to update or to sort their anti virus software for a period of time. Making sure that your antivirus is up to date ensures that everything with your laptop is fine and that you can blog safely and happily.

HP have created a series of videos which portray a cautionary tale about being hacked which I think is great as many people need to ensure that they know what can happen if they don't ensure that everything is secure within their technological life. I shall embed it here to make it easy as possible to watch.



Do you have any safety tips? Have you ever been hacked? Let me know down below!

I hope that you have enjoyed this informative post and I hope that you come back next time for a blog post. I hope that you are having a great week.

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x

This post is in collaboration with HP and The Wolf campaign. All views and opinions in this are all my own.

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