Why Security Must Be Really Good When You Are Dealing With User Generated Web Sites

There are several different types of web sites out there.

And we all have our favorites.


Some people use the web as a form of entertainment so they will go to different web sites for video and audio fun. Some people use the web as a place to try and gain more knowledge. So they will go to the different web sites out there and they will try to educate themselves. But the biggest form of use the web goes through these days is social media. People love social media web sites. Probably the biggest reason why they love them is the fact that you can do all of the above in one place. And they are able to do that through the use of content that is made by the users of that web site.

User content generated web sites come in all shapes and sizes. While some of these web sites can be of the social media variety others are quite different. Some user generated content web sites allow their users to host a blog, post articles, or host images. As long as the content is made by the end user it is classified as a user content generated web site. But even though these web sites are great to use, they also come with their own set of problems as well.

When you run a regular web site it is already hard enough to trust that all of the users are going to do the right thing. When you own a web site that allows users to post to it then there is another level of security that you have to worry about. You must make sure that you or the programmer who is programming the web site is up to task when it comes to security. There are several different security practices that apply when it comes to these types of web sites so make sure that you are aware of them. Everything that is submitted by the user must be double checked. You have to take the stance that you cannot trust your user all of the way and that everything they submit must be checked two times.

When it comes to web sites that host user generated content then you must be ready to have the right security available to you. If you do not then you will find yourself in trouble.

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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