This is a friendly reminder to change your passwords regularly and make sure all your software / scripts are up to date. Outdated versions of software, such as WordPress, Joomla, osCommerce, etc., can open vulnerabilities allowing hackers to compromise your website and / or server. Simply updating to the latest version as they become available is a good way to help keep such vulnerabilities and attacks down.
You may update most scripts via the Administrative Control Panel / Dashboard of the script. If you are unfamiliar with how to do this please check the documentation for said script. Here are a few links to help you update some popular software. Please feel free to comment if you would like me to add more to this post. Thanks.
Did you know that weak passwords account for nearly 60% of all account level compromises? Please make sure you’re using strong passwords for everything you do online with both upper and lower case letters, numbers and a few special characters. The simple step of using strong passwords can go a long way to providing you with the security you deserve.
You may change your cPanel and e-mail passwords via cPanel (yourdomain.com/cpanel). Here are a few links to update your TCH passwords:
- Update TCH Billing Password
- Update TCH Domain Management Password: After logging in, click My Account then Settings, then Account Security Settings.
- Update TCH Forum Password
Our Help Desk is open 24/7 and our technicians will be more than happy to assist you with any issues or concerns you may have. You can create a support ticket at https://support.totalchoicehosting.com. Please feel free to post a comment below as well.