You may not think your site is worth being hacked, but websites are compromised all the time. The vast majority of website security breaches are not to steal your data or deface your website, but instead are attempts to use your server as an email relay for spam, or to setup a temporary web server. Your website is then used to send out spam and sometimes illegal activities.
Here are steps to keep your website seure:
- Keep your theme and software up-to-date.
- If you are running WordPress install “Sucuri” as a security plug in.
- Watch your user names associated with your account. It’s not unusual for a hacker to create a new user name and password associated with your site.
- Stay in contact with your host company or webmaster to ensure your site is secure on the front end and backend.
- Purchase “SiteLock” or something similar which will continually perform daily scans of your website to ensure it’s safety.
- Use a security certificate (SSL) whenever you are passing personal information
between your website and web server or database.
If your site becomes victim of a hacker, take these steps immediately
- Call your hosting company immediately and report it.
- Discuss with your hosting company the purchase of “Site Doctor Malware Removal” or their specific tool. Site Doctor Malware performs a total scan of your site to find, fix and remove the malware.
- Watch your email because you will receive updates on how Site Doctor Malware experts are doing with scanning your site, and what to expect. Once you purchase the products, the scans begin immediately.
- Upon your site being cleaned and ready for visitors again, the product experts send out notices to Google and other sites informing them your site safe.
- Most important: Check all user names that have access to your account. It is possible for a hacker created one or more new accounts. Next change all passwords.
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