How to protect your website from hackers

According to the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the number of exploited vulnerabilities increases. Those who observe some basic rules, the risk of data theft & Co. is enormous.

Have you ever visited your website and wondered about unknown content? No? Lucky, because the number of hacked websites are increasing due to the rapid exploitation of security gaps.

A prominent recent example of a successful hack attempt: the homepage of the German Child Protection Agency (DKSB). Due to a security vulnerability is unknown procured access to the homepage of the association and modified the contents of the home, was then taken on the critically for a few hours on the previously adopted law against child pornography reference. This brought the child protection agency not only negative reports about the security of its website, but also unprepared maintenance with a several-hour failure of the website. This unpleasant incident could have been avoided with some Observe rules.

A must-have software updates

Typo3, Joomla & Co. are many home-owners directly, a term which software packages still provide the opportunity quickly and professionally build a website without any programming knowledge on the Internet or supplement. However, the free software often has a catch: Because the code is freely available offers hackers a way to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in the code.


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