Protect Your WordPress Site from Hackers
Cleaning up a hacked WordPress site is no fun. At best, it’s an involved and time-consuming process that most of us would rather avoid.
Tips to Keep Your Website Safe
Install Security-Type Plugins
For many sites, simply taking these small steps to secure a website is enough to keep the sites from getting hacked. The free versions of these plugins provide an extraordinary amount of protection and the premium versions give even more protection.
There are many security-type plugins and some of those have actually contained vulnerabilities themselves. Wordfence and Sucuri are in my opinion top choices for WordPress security.
Remove Inactive Users
Keeping inactive users on your WordPress site increases your attack surface. Users, especially Administrators and others which have the ability to modify content, are possibly one of the weakest points of any site because unfortunately, most users tend to choose weak passwords.
If you absolutely need to keep inactive users in your WordPress database, change their role to ‘Subscriber’ in order to limit any actions that could be performed.
Enabling HTTPS for all logins and wp-admin
Strictly speaking, HTTPS is not a protocol in and of itself, but it is rather HTTP encapsulated in TLS/SSL. TLS, or SSL, as it is commonly referred to, provides websites and web applications with encryption of data being transmitted and authentication to verify the identity of a host.
HTTPS is usually synonymous with shopping carts and Internet banking, but in reality, it should be used whenever a user is passing sensitive information to the web server and vice-versa.
What to do if your website has been hacked and how do you recover from them quickly?
If you are not sure or don’t have time, you can talk to us. Now Technology Systems offers immediate help to repair the hacked site including malware detection, malware removal services, website backup, and other expert services.