Google Shares Security Checklist with Webmasters

Sep 21, 2007 - 9:31 am 1 by

The Google Webmasters Blog has published a checklist for webmasters to get a better idea of their site security. A quick rundown of the steps to be performed:

  • Check your server configuration
  • Keep on top of the latest updates and patches.
  • Watch your log files.
  • Ensure that common site vulnerabilities are patched.
  • Be cautious of third-party content providers.
  • Use the Google site: search to see what pages are indexed.
  • Use Google's Webmaster Tools
  • Use secure protocols (SSH, SFTP)
  • Read the Google Online Security Blog
  • Get support from your hosting company if necessary.

Overall, good list. Google adds that this list is a good starting point but if you're overly concerned about the security of your site, you should conduct research elsewhere as well. Alslo, good advice.

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