If you see this Web Forgery Warning, take notice!
If it is not your website, then stay away!
If it is your website, then . . .
you had best get onto your webmaster quick smart because it is likely that someone has
HACKED YOUR WEBSITE
Last year, we were building a website for a new client.
It was fortunate that the new website was ready to go.
We didn’t even know if there was a backup of the old website, or who had built it or who was managing it, if at all.
So rather than wasting time and money trying to fix the old website, our client made the decision to immediately switch over to the new website.
It was just very fortunate timing for them.
But this highlights the importance of website security.
But very few people understand the complex electronics of a modern car, or can analyse and solve the problems it might have.
Sometimes even the dealership mechanics can’t find the problem . . . (I won’t name names, but I have had this experience with a European car, and a warning light on the dashboard that could not be fixed!)
In the same way, many people think that they can build their own website, and they can.
It’s not all that hard to do if you are a bit DIY savvy.
But just like DIY car repairs, a DIY website often lacks the finesse of a modern design.
And it almost always misses the detail changes that an experienced and professional web designer makes to counteract the types of security breaches referred to above.
Unfortunately, it is true that not all web designers know about these security fixes either.
So make sure that yours does!
Now. . . just installing the new website was not the end of the story for our client.
We still had to verify the new site with Google before that Reported Web Forgery notice was removed from the domain name.
So . . .
At this point, I normally say, “Well, that is quite simple really!”
But just like repairing a modern day car, there is a bit more to building a website than meets the eye.
What should you do now?
- Ask your webmaster about this in relation to your website.
- If you are getting a new website, ask questions about this.
- Want some help or ideas? Just contact us at Hotpink Websites now.
Those that talk down to you are just trying to walk tall by making you feel small. Rise above.