These days, an online business is becoming something of a norm. People have ditched physical stores and opt for an online one, all for reasons that are different from each other. This is a good thing seeing that space for one to create a physical store is getting less and less, so web-based businesses will stay for a long time and can even grow even more.
If you got yourself an online store or an online service provider, then we must congratulate you for being one of the many folks who embrace the future. You will join the others in creating the string that connects the world, and your online store will definitely make a better profit when compared to exclusively having a physical store.
But we are not here just to congratulate you on being one of the folks to bring the world forward. We also want to tell you about one of the most problematic things in the online world: hackers. Hackers are people who can hack into your online store and do things with it. If you are lucky, the hackers might only be pranksters who want to prank you by perhaps doing minor, harmless changes on your website. If you are not lucky, the hackers might be a malicious individual or group who is aiming to bring your website down or steal your customers’ information.
Because getting your customers’ information stolen and having your website down is never a good thing for those who owned an online store, we want to tell you several ways for you to able to prevent hackers from entering your store. What are those ways?
You need to keep your server computer updated
If you are opening an online store, chances are you already which of your computer is the server computer, so we are not going to divulge more about it.
What we want to divulge to you is that you always need to keep your server computer updated, even if it is just a small update. Every program that you got – more so if the program is directly connected to the livelihood of your online store – needs to be kept up to date. By updating the programs, the chance of you getting hacked will be reduced, which leads to an easier breathing and less paranoia when you are handling an online store.
If you set up a Wi-Fi system, you need to secure it
There is no better door for hackers to enter than an unsecured Wi-Fi. Having a wireless network is very useful, especially if you normally keep track of your online store using your smartphone. However, you need to keep your Wi-Fi secured if you do not want some shady folks from entering your network through an open Wi-Fi. Just put up a password on your Wi-Fi and you will generally be safe.
Keep your devices secure
Devices here mean laptops, computers, smartphones, and other things that are also connected to the same network as your online store. If you got one of them stolen, the thief only needs to boot the gadget up and access your network through that gadget. From there, he/she can bring ruin to your online store and then your life.
If you want to, you can also encrypt your gadgets so that only you and perhaps several other folks that you trust can access the gadgets. The word ‘encrypting’ might sound so nerdy and complex, but it is actually easy to do, so you need to do it quickly if you want to secure your online business.