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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How To Keep Your Website Secure from Hackers

Website design used to be a members-only club where if you wanted a website, you would have to hire someone with a graphic design background as well as an HTML programming background. To create a personal solo or small business website. Now, with the rise of web-based, user-friendly web design tools like WordPress, Wix, Joomla, Duda, Shopify, and Squarespace, all you need is access to the web and a working knowledge of computers and you can design an eye-popping website. However, using these types of tools to design your website can make you or your business an easy target to criminals who know that individuals and smaller businesses don't have systems in place to keep them safe. Want to keep your website safe? Read on to find out what you need to do to secure your site.

Why do hackers attack websites in the first place?

In truth, it doesn't matter how your website was designed. You could have paid an individual or company to do it or you may have designed a website set up for personal reasons, a side hustle, or a small business. Whatever the case, you need to know you're a huge target. Criminals like to pick on you because in many instances you're not going to secure those accounts as you should. This also goes for those social media business pages as well. If you're like most people you're probably thinking criminals won't bother those accounts because you're too small. But there are things crooks can do to make money from your site. They can hijack your site to get access to a mailing list. They can take over the site and places ads on your page to scam unsuspecting people. They can install malicious code on your website that will i