It’s a Friday morning and you’ve had a peaceful quiet time after getting up, and it’s time to head to work. You jump in your car and start the commute to your office. On the way in, you stop at the coffee shop and pick up your usual. As you pull out of the coffee shop parking lot, you feel a thump, thump, thump on the front driver side wheel.
Today, we’re going to look at security on your WordPress site and at how options such as VPS hosting can help keep your site safer. Incredibly, WordPress sites are attacked at the rate of 90,000 per minute!
We were recently informed of a pretty large attack on WordPress websites that use the Abandoned Cart Lite for WooCommerce plugin. With over 20,000+ installs, this vulnerability isn’t a minor issue. Let’s take a look at what hackers are doing and how you can prevent it from happening to your website.
There are numerous security and backup plugin options for your WordPress site. The plugins are essential if you want to keep your site operating properly and safe from hackers.
These days, your website isn’t just vulnerable to a single hacker sitting in his basement trying to wreak havoc for malicious fun. You can also be victimized by bots – individual automated programs that seek out security flaws to exploit, or organized botnets – a group of automated machines working together to do more damage collectively.
Security begins at your business doorstep; every person you employ, technology deployments, and even vendor relationships can either strengthen your position or expose you to risk. Small businesses are often targets for malicious attacks because of the commonly held belief that they are easy marks. Developing a strategy early on is crucial so that you are not viewed as a piece of low hanging fruit.