Websites of all kinds are getting hacked every minute of every day. Many hacks are about louie vitton bags or jordan shoes but some can be more malicious from taking down your site completely to “squatting” in the background of your site. Most people don’t think their website is important until they loose it. If you don’t believe me go delete one of your websites, but don’t stop there because once a hacker is in your website they can infect your whole hosting account. You went from loosing one site to loosing your whole hosting account. Bad day. In light of that I want to offer up 3 easy ways to defend against hackers.
3 Easy Ways To Defend Against Hackers
Here are some simple steps you can take right now to help secure your CMS installation. Don’t wait!
1. Always update core WordPress and Plugin files as soon as releases are available. It is easier to fix errors in your site from a plugin update than it is to fix a hack because your website had vulnerable code.
2. Use a strong password, choose a username. Shy away from using a password that you use anywhere else and stop using dictionary words. Use 8 or more characters with your WordPress installation and always include symbols. Never use admin for your username.
3. Turn off comments if possible. When spammers come to your site and post comments you may see funny looking code in there as well. This code, whether it is running or not, is sitting in your website. Not good. If you want to have comments be sure to use a captcha of some sort.