Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Cost of Cheap Web Sites

Ok so you figured it out and you threw your cheap PHP site online and you think you're cool right? But if you're not monitoring you site carefully and updating to get all the latest patches - constantly - you may be aiding and abetting hackers, phishers and spammers.

If you don't know what you're doing - use a system from a company that has security built in and handles all the hosting and security for you - man in the middle, sql injection, cross site scripting, bot traffic filtering, code injection, OS updates, web platform updates and constant monitoring of security issues - and help make the world a better place. There are places you can get "cheap" web sites if you really want one without creating these problems for the rest of the world.

The problem is really that all these people who go out and get cheap and free web sites and don't know what they are doing created headaches for the rest of the world - who foots the bill when their web site gets hacked and is used for malicious purposes.