Every day, 30,000 WordPress websites are hacked. Your website too is under constant attack – every day. Too many website owners learn the hard way that cyber-threats are real after it’s too late: their websites go down or lost forever, their email accounts get blacklisted, or worse. Gone are the days when website security was optional. In today’s world, you just gotta have it.
WordPress Security Briefing
Why do hackers hack?
Financial gain drives most hacking. If a hacker gets into your site, they can place ads on your pages to generate revenue for themselves; they can use your email account to send spam messages, or they might even steal your website visitors and redirect them to their own sites.
More personal reasons can also drive attacks. The hacker could be a business competitor attempting to sabotage your business. They could have a personal vendetta against you, or perhaps they are trying to make a political point.
Regardless of why hackers hack, what happens after a hacker attacks your site isn’t fun, and it can derail your bottom line. Website attacks can cost you new clients, your good reputation with existing customers, and they may even lead to legitimate business emails getting blocked and blacklisted.
How do they get in?
Brute-force attack. Automated programs continuously attempt to log in to your WordPress admin center by trying to guess your password. These systems are quite adept at cracking weak passwords, especially if you are using “admin” as your username.
WordPress vulnerabilities. As WordPress releases new security patches, the bad guys look for old sites to exploit. They can reverse-engineer the security patches to know exactly how to get into your site. It’s critical to always keep your WordPress and plugins updated to the latest versions to keep hackers out of your site.
Server access. There are many tools used to manage your website files and databases that hackers can compromise in a variety of ways. Once the bad guys gain access, they can alter your website or send junk email through your accounts.
Outdated plugins. Just as the WordPress core needs to stay updated, so do your plugins.
What damage can be done?
Sorry, bad guys. You LOSE!
Proper security is a must-have for every WordPress website, which is why we’ve included full security protection in every WP Crank package. You can rest assured that your site and reputation are protected from the vast majority of attacks that occur. Every package also includes rock-solid backups, which are a crucial element of security.