It was Monday morning and I was on a call with a dozen others who are my peers. Each of us helps the small business owner with their businesses in one way or the other. It was at the end of the call and we were each sharing our websites and going over how to make little improvements here and there. Time was running out and there was just enough time for one more website review, I volunteered. As my site was coming up for all to see suddenly the screen turned a maroon red with an outline of a security officer with his hand stretched out and the words of"don't precede malware danger." There was more but I was horrified to remember exactly what it said. I was concerned about my website that I had spent hours on being destroyed plus humiliated the people on the telephone had seen me so vulnerable.
I back up my blogs using a plugin WP DB Backup. If anything happens I can always restore my website. I use my blog to be scanned by WP Security Scan free plugin and requests to be blocked by WordPress Firewall to fix hacked wordpress database.
Protect your login credentials - Do not keep your login credentials where they might be found by a hacker. Store them off, as well as offline. Roboform is good for protecting them, also. Food for thought!
I don't think there is a person out there that after learning how much site of a problem WordPress hacking is that it is a good idea to enhance the safety of their blogs. Something I've noticed through the years is that when it comes to securing their blogs, bloggers seem to be stuck in this state.
As I (our fictitious why not look here Joe the Hacker) understand, people have way too many usernames and passwords to remember. article You have got Twitter, Facebook, your online banking, LinkedIn, two blog logins, FTP, internet hosting, etc. accounts that all come with logins and passwords you will need to remember.
Software: If you've installed scripts that are free search Google for'wordpress security'. You'll get many tips.