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Many people believe their website is such a small fish in the Internet ocean that no respectable hacker would lower himself to even take a look. The problem is that the hackers, usually script kiddies running automated tools, are looking at everyone’s websites if for no other reason than it is simply easy to do. Your site, whether it is Bank of America or just a site displaying your collection of Beanie Babies, is always being probed by hackers using scripts.

If your site has any vulnerabilities, and it probably does, automated tools will find and flag your site, setting you up for a live-person visit in the near future. Who knows, maybe your website really doesn’t have any value, or maybe the underlying SQL database on your server is fertile ground for identity theft information. It’s fair game, and as far as automated scripts are concerned, just as valuable as your online banking site.

Whatever you do, do not believe the size of the ocean makes a difference to the hackers. The sharks have you covered, however small you might be.

Protecting your website from hackers is tough. The battle between the good guys (you) and the bad guys (the hackers) is an ever escalating war where a misstep on your part may mean a breached site. But, many companies fail to even make the first step towards security because of misconceptions and security myths, either believing simple security protections are sufficient or thinking they really do not have to worry about hackers. This slideshow features five common Web security myths, identified by Alan Wlasuk, managing partner at 403 Web Security, a subsidiary of WDDinc.

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