Malware makes up 25% of the traffic on the Internet according to a recent Time Magazine article.
Hackers are looking for user names and passwords since they are often the same for your online financial accounts. Hackers are generating backlinks to improve their search engine ranking and some are cleverly getting you to visiting their website.
Are visions of vicious malware, spyware, bots and ruthless hackers invading your WordPress site keeping you up at night? If you’re feeling insecure about security, it’s understandable. Stories of scary security breaches have frequented the news lately, and you’re probably asking yourself just how vulnerable your WordPress site is to such an attack.
Say the unthinkable happens and you fall victim to a malware infection. Not only do your find your beloved site suddenly filled with adverts for strange drugs, but your hosting provider, reacting in accordance to their company policy of dealing with viruses, will likely shut you down. You’ll end up having to pay a pretty penny to have the disruptive software removed and have your site restored back to its former glory.
If all this is not bad enough, Google will flash this message to folks who search keywords that bring up your site: “This site may have been hacked.” Not exactly confidence inspiring. And it can take days, weeks even for this message to go away, resulting in the loss of innumerable visitors to your site.
Of course, the best defense is a good offense. WordPress is actually a very secure platform provided security measures are taken to insure protection from cyber attacks. As an added benefit, Google rewards secure WordPress sites; security it is one of the primary factors used in determining a site ranking. Learn how you can make your WordPress site more secure.