Protect Your Website From Spam and Copiers

Protect your website from Spam and Website Copier tools

To Protect your site from these type of tools, you just need to put a small piece of code in your .htaccess file

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^FlashGet.* [OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GetRight.* [OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*HTTrack.*$ [OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*MemoWeb.*$ [OR]

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*FileHound.*$

RewriteRule /* http://www.google.com/ [R,L]

Copy and Paste the below code to your website robots.txt

User-agent: httrack Disallow: / User-agent: NetCaptor Disallow: / User-agent: Offline Explorer Disallow: / User-agent: SpiderKU/0.9 Disallow: / User-agent: Steeler Disallow: / User-agent: WebCopier v3.3 Disallow: / User-agent: WebCopier v3.2a Disallow: / User-agent: WebCopier Disallow: / User-agent: webcrawler Disallow: / User-agent: Web Downloader/4.9 Disallow: / User-agent: Web Downloader/5.8 Disallow: / User-agent: WebGather 3.0 Disallow: / User-agent: WebStripper/2.56 Disallow: / User-agent: WebZIP/3.65 Disallow: / User-agent: WebZIP Disallow: / User-agent: Wget Disallow: / User-agent: Zao Disallow: / User-agent: Zeus 2.6 Disallow: / User-agent: * Disallow: /cgi-bin/

You may not think your site has anything worth being hacked for, but websites are compromised all the time. 

Use HTTPS

As a consumer, you may already know to always look for the green lock image and https in your browser bar any time you provide sensitive information to a website. Those five little letters are an important shorthand for hacker security: they signal that it’s safe to provide financial information on that particular webpage.

An SSL certificate is important because it secures the transfer of information – such as credit cards, personal data, and contact information – between your website and the server.

Keep your website platform and software up-to-date

Using a CMS with various useful plugins and extensions offers a lot of benefits, but it also brings risk. The leading cause of website infections is vulnerabilities in a content management system’s extensible components. 

Because many of these tools are created as open-source software programs, their code is easily accessible – to both good-intentioned developers as well as malicious hackers. Hackers can pore over this code, looking for security vulnerabilities that allow them to take control of your website by exploiting any platform or script weaknesses.

To protect your website from being hacked, always make sure your content management system, plugins, apps, and any scripts you’ve installed are up-to-date.

Lock down your directory and file permissions

All websites can be boiled down to a series of files and folders that are stored on your web hosting account.  Besides containing all of the scripts and data needed to make your website work, each of these files and folders is assigned a set of permissions that controls who can read, write, and execute any given file or folder, relative to the user they are or the group to which they belong.

Use Strong Passwords, Change Regularly

This one’s another no-brainer. Brute force attacks that try guessing username password combinations have multiplied at alarming rates over the last couple of years with thousands of attacks being detected on a daily basis across the web.

Using strong passwords is an effective way to limit if not completely eliminate brute force and dictionary attacks. Strong passwords are not just a requirement for your email or financial transactions online, they are also imperative for your website server, admin and database passwords.

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