Protect your device, browser & web connection

When thinking about website security, it is easy to overlook the:

  • device (operating system) used to connect to your website,
  • the way you connect (your web browser) to the internet, and
  • how you connect (in the clear or via encryption).

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukThe MELTDOWN and SPECTRE security vulnerabilities of January 2018 point up the importance of ensuring that you are using the latest available version and release of Operating System and Web Browser.

And that when you sign into any website you do so via an encrypted link (HTTPS).

To use the latest available version and release of operating system and browser is no guarantee that your personal data will not be stolen but it will significantly reduce the risk.

Likewise when you take the time to add an SSL certificate to your website.

 

DEVICE Operating System (OS)

The device you use to connect to the web should be using the latest available version and release of OS.

WEB BROWSER

The web browser you use to surf the web should ALWAYS be the latest available version and release.

Tips for users of any and all browsers

Turn ON Browser Security Features.

Never let your browser remember passwords.

NEVER trust website pop-ups that tell you to download a browser update.

FREQUENTLY clear the browser cache (short term memory).

 

WEB CONNECTION

Make sure you always connect to your website and hosting control panel by secure encrypted connection when you are administering its content.

EMAIL CLIENT

Let CAUTION be your watchword when using your Email Client.

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