Has your site been blacklisted? Did you know that it could have been prevented by being proactive?
We all get busy doing the day to day things that keep our businesses running. It’s really sad that there are people out there looking for such opportunities.
We’ve covered quite a bit of information in recent posts about keeping your WordPress website secure.
Sadly, in today’s world, sites are hacked constantly… and it has nothing to do with how important you think your website may or may not be. It’s about opportunity.
If you keep your doors unlocked, you run the risk of a stranger entering your home.
Prevention Keeps Your Site From Being Blacklisted
Keeping the doors locked on your website includes, but is not limited to, using strong passwords; not using ‘admin’ or ‘administrator’ as a username; keeping WordPress core as well as themes and plugins updated; limiting the number of people who have complete access to the backend of your site; doing regular backups and storing them off-site, in the event your site gets hacked; using a security plugin and configuring the settings; and securing your work environment.
Visit Your Site Often
The last point I want to make right now is that you should visit your site often. Just like with matters of our personal health, early detection is important. If you notice something suspicious, report it. If you notice that Google has marked your site as one that is dangerous to visit, don’t ignore it!
You know the saying, “Prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The same holds true with your website.
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