1. Install an SSL Certificate

A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate encrypts data transmitted through your website. Think of it like a privacy envelope that protects the sensitive information inside as it’s delivered to and from your site. This high-tech privacy envelope can only be opened by the intended recipient and no one else in between.

    1. Utilize CAPTCHAs

CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart.” This acronym might sound unfamiliar, but you’ve definitely seen these images of jumbled words or distorted numbers on websites before. CAPTCHAs block bots from trying to automatically submit forms or harvest email addresses.

    1. Regularly Scan for Malware

When you imagine being hacked, you might picture a black screen with a laughing skull and crossbones. But most hackers are more discrete. They want your site to be infected for as long as possible before you notice, so they have time to steal data or send out spam. That’s why it’s important to shield your site with a malware protection service.

    1. Update Your Applications and Plugins

Running old software is like shutting your door at night but not locking it; you’re making it too easy for the bad guys. Security holes are remedied each time new software is released, so you want to make sure you’re taking advantage of these fixes every time a new version is put out. If you installed applications using the MOJO Marketplace, automatic updates are available by clicking the ‘Upgrade’ button

    1. Access Your Site from a Secure Location

Practicing good at-home security means taking common-sense measures, such as

  • never opening emails or attachments from people you don’t recognize
  • using a reliable anti-virus or spyware scanner
  • backing up your website and database frequently
  • avoiding rogue websites
  • being careful about where you share your information

    1. Choose a Smart Password

Smart passwords are long — a minimum of twelve characters to be exact. They should also use a combination of numbers and symbols and alternate between uppercase and lowercase letters. Never use the same password for your website that you use on your email or social media accounts. Make it unique and complicated. A little preemptive site security can save you from huge headaches down the road.