Is your website secure? Odds are No! WordPress is great in many ways BUT it also can leave you open to a lot of security issues.
Its really important to keep your version of wordpress updated to the latest version because usually the reason they update the version of wordpress is because they find a a security hole they must fix.
You also must update your wordpress plugins. This is because a lot of times plugins can have security issues and that’s why they create a new version of the plugin. Yet if you don’t update it, you might be leaving yourself open to a hacker. So the bottom line is that your site can get hacked and be infected with malware. Then Google can pick up on this and possibly blacklist your site. Another bad thing can be when your site has a warning message next to it in the Google search results. This is a really bad thing and most people would not even click on your site and might not want to visit it if they think they might get a virus.
Then if your site is infected with malware and it has been hacked, then you have to get it fixed. SO a better idea is take the needed steps to make sure your wont get hacked. There are a lot of different things you can do and I will go over these in more detail in upcoming posts.
Think People Aren’t trying to Hack your site RIGHT NOW?
It seems like they very well might be. Below are some really disturbing stats from a security scan I ran on a site, it shows all attempted logins in real time and it showed about 30 different attempts, in 1 day of people trying to login and guess the password…. These are from different people in different countries and what happens is that if you have a site that has older software and outdated plugins, you are more likely to get hacked and there are a lot of people out there trying to hack you right now!
Here are just a few listing of failed login attempts.
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