Multitudes of websites have been down or unavailable since the summer of 2010 due to an increase in various cyber attacks against certain websites or entire host servers. Here’s a little bit of news about what’s behind all of this and ways you can protect your website from being hacked.
Recent changes by Google have made site security more important than ever. If your site has been compromised, that fact will now appear in Google’s search results. Simply put, if your site is hacked, you loose traffic and the online reputation you’ve worked so hard to build could be tarnished. Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Following are a few tips on where your site is vulnerable and how you can keep it safe.
Hosting companies often lure new WordPress site owners with the promise of making their WordPress installation super easy. Unfortunately, that type of installation also makes it easy for hackers to compromise your files. But, you can avoid having your site turned into a phishing expedition for hackers by following five simple steps.