Q5. Please forward me a network security
diagram or speak to the features of your network.
We make it a policy not to reveal our specific security strategy or
network diagrams, since revealing that information would violate the
first principle of successful network security.
Your website resides on a secured server. Our network administrators
always keep the servers up-to-date with the most current security
patches and fixes. The only ways to access the site are via web browser
(which is read only), FTP, and FrontPage Extensions. You have password
access to the latter two, which means you have the ability to compromise
security. That means it's up to you to protect your password and UserID.
Also, your website is not encrypted. This is not unusual. The
overwhelming majority of websites on the World Wide Web are
unencrypted. Encryption is mainly needed for protecting highly sensitive
input from visitors, such as credit card information. We recommend using
a service like PayPal
for such transactions.
FTP is a clear-text protocol, as are Front Page extensions. This
means that when you authenticate to the server, the password you send is
not encrypted. That means there's always the potential for a very highly
skilled hacker to be able to capture your password and user ID without
your knowledge. The chances are very remote that this would happen, but
it's always a possibility. Besides, there's not likely to be anything on
your website that a hacker would really want, which reduces the odds
tremendously that a hacker would target your website.
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