How do I secure my website?

If you have your own website, how do you keep it from being infected with viruses that get passed on to viewers? Two of our sites are just ISP-provided personal web space to which we publish Front Page pages. The other is a hosted site and the pages are just HTML that I edit with FrontPage and upload via FTP.

If you have a static website (meaning it’s just .html) that you’ve uploaded via FrontPage, FTP, or whatnot, the single most important thing to do is choose a good password and keep it secure.

One class of site hacks is simply people getting the password, ftping in, and monkeying about with files on the site.

While that does happen, it’s actually not the most common cause for a good number of site hacks these days.

That gets a little more technical.

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