Can You Trust The Programmer That You Hired After The Job is Finished?

Now that we are in the computer age, the balance of power has been shifted. In the past people who used to program computers used to be thought of as outcasts and nerds. Now these same people are the ones who are able to control the devices that control our world right now. And having knowledge of the computers these days is something that really gives you a lot of power. And you know the old saying; sometimes people with power have a tendency to abuse it. And that includes the people that you work with.

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If you are a business person or someone who just has a good idea for a web site, it can be very hard getting a web business off of the ground. While you might have the idea for the site, you have no idea on how to create the web site and how to maintain it after the site has been created. So that means that you have to call someone in to be able to do the job for you. And you might need to be able to call more than one person in. If you have special graphic needs or anything like that then you might have to get more than one person on the job. The bad part about needing people to help you on your project is the fact that while they have the power to help you on the project, they also have the power to derail the project as well. So you need to be careful that when you are hiring people that you make sure that the people you hire are trustworthy.

When you hire people in real life, or offline we should say, then you will go through the process of checking the person out. You are going to go through that process so that you can be sure that the person’s claims are accurate. You should be doing the same thing online as well. You have to be sure that the person you are working with is trustworthy. And to that you have to go online and really check them out. You have to go to more than just the online resume and website that they have. You have to Google their name and see if anything negative pops up. Remember, this person is going to have all of your information when it comes to this site. So you have to be really sure that they are trustworthy.

If you do not find out if the person is trustworthy or not then you can have a number of things happen to you. One of the worst things that can happen to you is that they put a back door in your web site. A back door is a hole that is purposely created by the programmer so that they can get in the website anytime that they want to. Some programmers put a back door in for safety reasons but there are other programmers who put a back door in so that they can come back and steal different pieces of data that might be on the server. That would include email addresses, credit card information and other such sensitive pieces of information.

So just remember that when you are hiring someone online or offline you have to really look into them. If you do not then it can really come back to haunt you in the end. And if you are not a programmer then they can really abuse your site for a long time without you even knowing.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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