Which is more secure? A locked door or an unlocked door?
That may seem like a silly question, but take that same example and apply it to your website.
Which is more secure? A site that uses default settings, or one that has taken steps to “lock” the doors?
The true question is…
How confident are you that your website is secure? What would you do if your website, your pride and joy, got hacked?
You probably have said something to yourself like this: ‘I’m just a small business, why would anyone hack my site?’ or ‘That only happens to big companies.’
Believe me when I say that it has nothing to do with the size of your business. Hackers just look for low hanging fruit. They look for vulnerabilities which allow them to gain access to your site.
What to Do If You Get Hacked
Trying to recover your website data could be a total nightmare! And losing potential visitors would be even worse.
You don’t want to spend painstaking hours starting all over again do you?
Of course not. If you don’t have a backup from BEFORE your site got hacked, you’ll be looking at starting all over from scratch. This takes time, costs money, and you may even consider not having a website at all. Then how will your customers find you?
Beside, you need to spend that time with your customers, not working on your website.
So don’t let this happen to you.
How Do Hackers Get Into My Website?
The most common way for hackers to get into your WordPress website is through plugins that are not updated.
Plugins get updated when vulnerabilities are discovered, as well as when WordPress core gets updated. So it’s important that you pay attention when you see that updates are available.
How will you know if there are updates? If you get into the back end of your site to update content, it will be obvious.
Being aware of this is the first step, but what should you do about it? Obviously, update the plugins, but there are other things to consider:
- Do you have time to update your software?
- Will you remember to do it on a regular basis?
- How often do you get into the back end of your website?
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