Protect Your Website from Hackers

Protect Your Website from Hackers

There are an average of 30,000 websites hacked daily! Hackers use automated tools to find vulnerabilities to exploit. Their tools can:

  • Guess easy website login credentials
  • Hack in through another website on the same server (shared server)
  • Detect bugs and vulnerabilities within website plugins, themes, and extensions

Signs of a Hack

Often, hackers gain access to a website without being noticed and by the time they have achieved their goal, it is too late.

Signs of a website hack vary depending on the type of hack, the hacker’s agenda and how vulnerable the website is. Some tell-tale signs could include:

  • A defaced website
  • Popups
  • Redirection to other websites
  • Google and Bing alerts in search results
  • Webpages loading very slow
  • Unable to log in to your website
  • More traffic to your website from other countries where you are not focussed
  • Weird code injections in pages
  • Strange activities on your website

Of course, there are loads more characteristics to identify a hacked website rather than focus on them, lets focus on prevention and what to do if you get hacked.


Ideally, it is best to prevent a website hack. A website is where your customers can get to know your business so their experience on your website is vital. If your website gets hacked, it will provide them with a bad experience, possibly leak their personally identifiable information and even affect their devices!

The best method of prevention is regularly website maintenance. The following tasks are performed as part of KeyTech’s website maintenance to prevent website vulnerabilities:

  • A Full Website and Database backup, stored in a separate and secure location
  • Security & Malware Scans
  • Platform, Theme, Plugin & Extension Updates
  • Web Server updates
  • Secure your website with HTTPS with an SSL certificate

In addition to website maintenance, ensure that your web hosting has security features such as:

  • DDOS Protection
  • Fortinet firewall
  • 24/7 Malware scanning
  • an encrypted network.

Just like your hosting, your website should have a reputable firewall and security scanner installed to provide another wall of defence against threats.

Creating and storing complex passwords for user logins will also assist in a more secure website. There are some great free password managers available to help with generating and storing complex passwords.

What to Do If Your Website Is Hacked

If your website has been compromised, you must act quickly to prevent further damage. Spread awareness about the incident. Inform other businesses and your clients of the situation you are facing and the problems that might occur as a result.

If your website collects personally identifiable information, you must notify those involved about the breach, as per the Australian Privacy Act 1988.

Contact your webmaster so they can either regain access to your website or restore your website from a recent backup. They will reset user accounts, run an in-depth security scan, and implement additional security and/or security procedures to avoid another hack from recurring.

With an attack every 39 seconds, the statistics are frightening! A successful hack can not only cost businesses time and money, but it can also damage a business’s reputation.

If you want to learn more about this topic or chat with us about our website maintenance services, please reach out to us at your earliest convenience.

Reasons to Invest in a Website

Reasons to Invest in a Website

If you’re a small business owner, you know that investing in a website is a crucial part of your marketing strategy. But did you know there are many other reasons why you need one? In this blog post, we’ll outline 10 reasons why having a website is important for your business. Keep reading to learn more!

TaxCentric Website

Showcase Products & Services

A website is a perfect way to showcase your products or services.

One of our recent client’s websites is pictured above (TaxCentric). The simple one-page website allows their clients to learn about the services, find their office location and contact them over the phone or email.

Reach New Markets

A website expands your reach to new markets. Whether you sell products or services, a website connects you to new customers locally, nationally, or internationally.

Build Trust & Credibility

A website builds trust & credibility. Customers are more likely to do business with you if they can learn about your company and its products or services online on your professional-looking website. 


Attract More Customers & Conversions

A website can bring you more customers & conversions, especially if it can make the first page of the search results.


Share News, Updates & Promotions

You can use your website to share news, updates and testimonials about your business while providing a unique user experience.


Websites can be found and accessed WORLD WIDE

Listings Lead to websites

All listings lead to a website. Consumer lifecycle studies show that approximately 70% of consumers start their buying journey by researching a product or service in a search engine such as Bing or Google. So if you don’t have a website, you are missing out on being found.


Track Customer Behaviours

Having a website allows you to track your customer’s behaviours. You can learn about their interests, demographics, and engagements they have taken. You can use your website as a marketing tool to promote special offers and discounts.


Answer Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Your website can include a section for frequently asked questions (FAQs) which can help provide answers to common questions from potential customers. FAQs may prevent you from having to answer the same questions repeatedly.



Integrate With other systems

Having a website can make your life easier with integration, you can connect systems and automate business processes. For example, if your business relies on customers making an appointment, you can sync your calendar or booking system with the website to allow clients to manage their own appointments.


Your Customers Expect It

We are in the 21st Century and the World Wide Web is used daily for information, entertainment, communication, shopping and more – on any device that accesses the Internet. Having a website gives your business an online presence that simply cannot be ignored.


Having a website is no longer just an option – it’s a necessity! If you are ready to invest in a website and get online today, give us a call. We can discuss your business goals, and any requirements you have and provide you with a quote to plan and achieve those goals and then implement them.

Safeguard your Brand, Buy your .AU domain

Safeguard your Brand, Buy your .AU domain

In addition to improving your local SEO and other benefits mentioned earlier this year, purchasing a .AU domain name will protect your business and all the hard work you put in to build your brand.

Time is running out; priority allocation for .AU domain names ends on the 20th of September 2022, after which point, .au domains will become available to everyone.

If competitors or imitators purchase your .AU domain, they can divert your customers toward their business or tarnish your reputation. 

Don’t let others take advantage of your hard work. We sell domains! Reach out today to let us help you secure your .AU domain.

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