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Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online by Michael Miller

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Chapter 25. Defending Your Website from Attack

If you have your own website or blog, you’re at special risk of attack. Any website—no matter how small or large—can be attacked and hacked, in a number of different and disquieting ways.

Some of the biggest sites on the web have been attacked, as have some of the smallest. You need to know what types of attacks are most common, and how to reduce your site’s risk of attack.

How Can Your Website Be Attacked?

You’ve spent the time and money to create a first-class website, easy on the eye and full of useful content. The last thing you want to hear is that some hacker or cracker has targeted your site for attack, and that the site has been forced offline.

To be fair, many so-called website attacks are actually ...

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