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.

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.