Importance Of Encryption On The Security Of Your WebsiteImportance Of Encryption On The Security Of Your Website

Whilst you may not think there is any need for you to use an html encrypter to protect your website you could be very wrong and you may be putting your online business at risk. The phenomenon of "website hijacking" (the stealing of other peoples website or content) has been around for a long time but is still on the increase.

Website content is hijacked for three main reasons:-

1) To copy the content onto another website (or even to copy the design / layout itself)

2) To harvest email addresses to be used to send spam to.

3) To discover / steal payment links so that site payment mechanisms can be circumvented and product, in effect, stolen.

Perhaps the most common of the above is the harvesting of email addresses by so called spam bots. These bots can navigate your site, read the content, identify all the email addresses contained within the content and store them in databases so they can later be bombarded with spam email.

The second most common is the harvesting (i.e. stealing) of content so it can be re-used on other sites. It may just be the content that is stolen or it may be the entire site including design, layout, menus etc. Whilst this may seem like a back handed compliment the theft of your hard work should not be tolerated (and having too much duplicate content around the web may harm your search engine rankings!).

The least common but perhaps most worrying is the stealing of payment links so that they can be circumvented and sales or commissions stolen.

There are several methods of protecting your code in order to prevent theft, these include the use of various scripts (usually JavaScript) to prevent right click functionality and hence prevent users viewing site source code, Whilst somewhat effective this method does not prevent the use of automatic software (or bots) to harvest content - the best way to prevent this is to encrypt html source code.

The phrase "encrypt html source code" may conjure up fear in many people as it sounds very complicated but in reality html encrypting has become very easy as there are now many tools available online that will do the html encrypting for you without the need for any technical skills. So in essence how to encrypt html is very simple:-

1) Go online and find a html encrypter tool (this may also be known as an html lock tool)

2) Copy your existing html code into the html encryption tool

3) The tool will output some encrypted html

4) Paste this into your web page (replacing the existing code)

5) You now have an encrypted html page!

You may wish to carry out this procedure for all your pages in your site or you may choose to only encrypt certain, high importance pages. It is best to do this on a proactive basis rather than wait until your site has been compromised - it is too late then!.

Html encryption will not affect your search engine rankings nor will it affect how the spiders view or crawl your site.

We would recommend Our FREE HTML Lock Tool to help you encrypt your HTML.
by Ian G Williamson
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