Are There Safety Issues for Bloggers?

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From the outside, blogging seems like a profession/hobby with minimum risk factors, both personally and professionally. However, that is not entirely true and there are safety issues that can affect bloggers as well. Go through the following points to see if you are aware of all the potential risk factors and are adequately equipped to handle them properly.

Hacking

This one is, of course, the most obvious issue these days with using just about anything online. Nothing, from your email accounts and Facebook ID to your blog are completely safe at any point, as long as you are connected to the internet. However, the attack can come from a criminal organization sitting halfway across the world from you or from someone in your personal life who has reasons to wish you harm. Most amateur attacks can be fended off by simply using original OS and software, keeping everything up to date, using antivirus protection, and by practicing basic internet caution. However, if you think that a professional hacker might have an incentive to try and steal sensitive data like your bank passwords and such, you may need to upgrade your security measures by a few notches.

Data Loss

You need to save your data in the cloud so that a hard drive crash doesn’t take away years of work. However, what if you didn’t? Maybe you simply forgot to update your cloud storage and then your hard disc crashed. Also, anyone who works with images, videos, and other documents regularly for his/her blog knows that it’s impossible to upload everything on the cloud and it does get expensive after a while. This is exactly when you need to seek the services of a reliable and trustworthy data recovery system similar to what's offered at the Secure Data Recovery Center. Almost all types of data can be recovered in most cases, be it from an HDD, SSD, flash drive, or RAID.

Divulging Personal Information

If you have a blog that deals with sensitive topics such as religion or political viewpoints, you should not be divulging personal information such as your address, photos of yourself or those that are close to you, and maybe even your name. We should all be careful about uploading anything on the web; however, the more sensitive topics your blog deals with, the higher are the chances of you becoming a cyber or even real-life target for some nutcase out there. Apart from that, be extra careful with photos. Private photos should never be uploaded on a blog, even when you think that you have shared it privately, as it’s probably not a good idea.

The internet may not seem like a war zone, but it can become one over something as simple as a feud on social media. As soon as you are publishing public content via your blog, you are literally publishing it to the entire world. As your blog (hopefully) keeps getting more and more popular, you are being exposed to thousands of people every hour. It only makes sense to be careful and protect both you and your blog site.

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