Website Security – How to protect yourself from getting hacked
Beware of Hacker Bots
While there are some lone hackers on the web up to no good, that’s not your biggest risk. To manually search for a website to hack is time-consuming and offers a low payoff for the bad guys. The majority of web attacks actually stem from automation. Imagine awful little bots that search the internet looking for vulnerabilities to attack. With these little baddies working 24/7, there’s a pretty good chance of your website being hit.
Cybersecurity – The Best Offense is Defense
Website security is an ongoing process. Hackers are continually finding new ways to attack a site. To stay secure, your website needs regular monitoring and updates. As always, we urge you to talk to your website team. Be candid about your budget and ask them to build a cybersecurity plan that meets your needs. The monthly fees are generally quite reasonable and are nothing compared to the potential costs of an attack.
Some items that should be in every security maintenance plan:
Regular Plugin and Theme Updates
Infected sites run the risk of up being blacklisted by search engines. I would recommend visiting Sucuri if you think your website has been hacked.
There are lots of options to make sure your web passwords stay safe and secure. Do not reuse your passwords and be careful with who you make an administrator in the backend of WordPress.
Regular Site Backups
Prepared for the worst, just in case!
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