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How to secure your Google account and Blogger blog?

As a part of contributions to NCSAM, I am writing this article down on what all should we be aware of with respect to Google's security aspect and how to make sure your blog stays yours forever.
What is NCSAM? It's National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is observed during the month of October every year in America.

However, we all know cyber security is a world topic and is not limited to just the USA. So let me give some tips with respect to keeping the Google account safe and Blogger blogs safe from hackers.

As I secure my account, I hope you people catch up too.

In this blog post, I am going to tell about the following,
Securing your Google account.Securing your Blogger blog. Securing your Google account Since Blogger is also part of your Google account, let's first see what all we need to do to keep our Google account safe. Don't share your password to anyone.Keep changing your password every 60 - 90 days.Make sure your password is strong enough. Have at leas…

Moving from Wordpress to Blogger

Migrating from WordPress to blogger is an easy thing. Follow instructions below,
  1. Export/Download content from WordPress.
  2. You'll get a file downloaded. Now goto -> http://wordpress2blogger1.appspot.com/
  3. Upload the file you downloaded from wordpress here by clicking "Browse" => "Convert"
  4. This will give you an XML file.
  5. Now come to Blogger => Settings => Others => Import content => Upload the file you got from http://wordpress2blogger1.appspot.com/
There you go.
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