For the cure of any decease, one will have to know what can be the reason of the decease and then the treatment can be started. Throughout the blog I will try to make you read you out why wordpress websites get hacked or how wordpress websites are hacked.
First off, we know that the wordpress is an open source platform. So obviously it will have less arrangement of security. Or you have to protect it by your own. Though it is safe and mostly protected admin panel, the norms or keeping your wordpress website secure should be learned while developing the website.
Smart wordpress developer always acknowledge his clients how to make the website secure.
My developers at Inception system keep tracking hacker’s strategies and keep changing coding and admin panel protection strategies while they develop the websites.
I have read somewhere or the other that around 90,000 wordpress websites have been already hacked, compromised or damaged by wordpress hackers in market.
Well why they do it?
Why the hackers hack my websites?
They do not hate you or they aren’t the chaos then why they need to hack your sites? They can be either black hat SEO guys.
1.INSECURE UNKNOWN PLUGINS
Also there are rumors in market that almost 5,000 plugins are active in market with viruses and code hacking software. Sometimes they might be just your password overlook or common password watch strategy.
“But, always remember no one can see your password unless you let them know”
Unknown WordPress plugins are the machine to trace your passwords and send it to the linked hackers of it. Honestly speaking I will not download a plug in which is directly or indirectly connected with any antivirus software selling origination. I doubt because I am blogger.
2. WORD PRESS VERSION MIGHT BE OUTDATED
Well the word press continuously keeps updating the versions to make the sites secure as the hackers are getting advanced to. So you need to be careful for updating your site for best performance and security.
3. DIDN’T LOCK DOWN YOUR WORD PRESS WP-ADMIN FOLDER
Most of the time we forget or we are not so conscious about admin passwords logins. And always open admins are the first targets by hackers.
For security a good wordpress developer will be careful for its admins and logins. Doesn’t matter how many websites he does work with.
4. WORDPRESS THEME IS INSECURE
Yes, “free themes are not free”. I have quoted on PRLog this many times in terms to explain this. Friends there are many server owners who are not doing free stuff for marketing some of them are after long term business reliability. I would like to remind you to not to use those company themes which are affiliated directly or indirectly with some or other “Antivirus software companies.” Being smart is being secure.
5. WORDPRESS PERMISSIONS ARE INCORRECTLY SET
Sometimes, actually I would like to say many times we set many permissions incorrectly to the users. That is possible when you are new user. It’s like sometimes we set some one as admin instead of subscriber and the mess happens or our permissions to users are not set properly then the hackers are just waiting for this.
6. WORDPRESS LOGIN PASSWORDS ARE WEAK AND PREDICTABLE
Admin123, Admin111,” Adminwelcom” “admincompanyname” ”adminyourname,” these are easily predicted logins. We mostly keep these words as passwords. Now I would like to pull your attention to matrix of breaking and guessing passwords via predictable matrix and probabilities of math. Yes that’s the probabilities works here in hacking passwords. I will suggest you not to keep those easily predictable passwords so you stay secure with your data.
7. “POWERED BY WORDPRESS”
Do not keep the tracker as the hackers come to know what software you used to make your website and then they come to know that you suing Worpdress admin panel. It gets easy to navigate to you passwords and to find broken links. Good wordpress developer will not keep any footprints to be traced.
8. SYSTEM MIGHT BE INFECTED
When your system has virus it is more likely to be infected websites. Expert wordpress developer keeps the system clean out of viruses. I use titanium security for my system. Better we take precaution than we have to cure something.
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