Published on January 22nd, 2014
There are a lot of risks when you share information about your business online. To minimize the risk of the wrong information getting out, here are a few tips to consider:
Passwords should be carefully crafted to be something that is not common. We recommend using a password that can't be found in a dictionary. If you are having some creative block, consider modifying a word by placing a number or punctuation in it. Having numbers or symbols in your password also increases its security. Passwords should be changed from time to time as well.
Don't share your password to the Dash System! Instead, create another username and password for people that may be helping you with your website. This way, if they make a mistake or if something funny happens on your website, we can see who was logged in to make a change.
"SSL" stands for "Secure Socket Layer". This is a common protection that is enlisted on a website to protect your users information from being stolen. If your website has an online shopping cart system, having your own dedicated SSL certificate is recommended to protect your customers.
Websites For Quilters automatically gives all e-commerce websites an SSL certificate. If you have chosen to not purchase your own dedicated SSL certificate, we allow you to use ours by utilizing our secured SSL domain. You may see .danemcoweb.com appear on your checkout pages if you are using our shared SSL.
We recommend that our clients buy their own SSL certificates to increase SEO rankings and ensure security. If you see the .danemcoweb.com in your URL on your checkout pages and you'd like to buy your own SSL certificate, please contact us.
The content on your website can also be something to consider when reviewing website security. Don't share personal information like home address or home phone numbers unless you are certain you want to share this with the world. Also, consider a public audience when posting other personal information and be aware that anyone could be reading the information you put on your website.
We hope this information helps you as you consider your website and ensure you've taken the best approach to making your online experience as safe as possible.