On secured and certified websites
Nov 14, 2014
Professional web developers know that the internet is not a secure network, although it is the largest one in the world. Without the internet, web developers would never be able to publicize their work. Just like any community, the web is also a mix of the good and the bad people, and it’s pretty difficult to distinguish between the two at first glance. Security is a big issue, and if you’re one of the people who are aspiring to be good web developers or programmers, it’s essential to know that you should protect your site.
Early experience with web programming tells most programmers that there are a lot of holes to fix with most websites, and it is usually tiresome to remedy them when a website has already been deployed in the internet, especially if the architecture of the website is not properly documented. Nonetheless, if you want your site to be flocked with users from all over the world, make it a point that your website is secure and free from malicious software after providing the necessary security modules; this can be done with a website scan seal. How can this be obtained? There are other websites that offer scanning of your website using an updated website scanner. If results show that your site has no dangerous software embedded, then the site will provide you with a seal, and be sure to make the seal visible somewhere in your website for people to see. This enhances their sense of comfort when browsing through your website and improves the chance of other people advertising your site if they find its contents useful.
However, a website scan seal is only valid for so long, and with the ever-advancing field of web development, more and more complex malicious software are being made every day. It is an implicit requirement that you protect your site by checking for security holes at a frequent interval, maybe twice or thrice a week, better if you can do it every day. It is easier to find out about your site’s security flaws by providing a feature that enables users to give feedback with regards to contents of your site, or a module that shows a simple interface on reporting a bug. If you are the one who loves to take on a challenge, you can check your own site in-code for suspicious content, and this is usually effective only if you have thorough knowledge of malicious software development, since you know how they infect a website and how deep in the server those software can get through.
It is not easy to maintain your website at a secure level, knowing that there are a lot of virus programmers out there seeking thrill at the idea of wreaking havoc on the computers of others. There are also those looking to gather data and invade the privacy of their visitors. Still, a web developer’s responsibility is in making sure that his work is indeed safe for users by showing a website scan seal that is updated. If you’re a web programmer yourself, get oriented with as much detail as possible on how to protect your site from hackers.