Internet security woes
As web developers, we are often asked by clients if internet security exists. Our answer is no. All websites are at risk of being attacked, hacked, compromised or in some or other way interfered with by the dark masters of the web. This happens everywhere, all the time. If you cannot physically see a malicious activity taking place, it doesn’t mean it’s not happening.
Intel founder and digerati leader Andy Grove said it best: “Only the paranoid survive”.
Websites have to be secured as much as possible, regularly maintained and basically kept in good health all the time. This means one cannot simply leave a website out in the wilderness without regularly updating software and tools.
The internet is so pervasive these days, it’s difficult to think about life without it. A general perception is that the internet is always available, with some sort of switch in the cloud that’s permanently “on”.