If you have a website, a blog, or a forum, it is very important to audit its security, in order to prevent people from exploiting it. In the first part of this tutorial, we will cover basic information and procedures that every website owner should know. Check it out.
In order to look for vulnerabilities on your own website, you have to think like a hacker: what steps a hacker would do in order to exploit my website?
The first step is exploration, i.e., gathering some basic information about your system. That is what we are going to teach you today. The basic idea here is: the less information you give out “for free”, the better.
Let’s start by talking about your website’s control panel.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Location of the Control Panel
- 3. The Robots.txt File
- 4. Software Versions
- 5. Error Page
- 6. Displaying Server Software Versions
- 7. Best Practices