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WordPress SQL Injection: Complete Protection Guide

WordPress SQL Injection: Complete Protection Guide

In all likelihood, you’re losing traffic, revenue, and the trust of your customers every day from your WordPress site because of something called ‘SQL injections’. Why? Simple - some hacker thought that it was a good idea to siphon your business traffic and lead them...

What Are File Inclusion & Arbitrary Code Execution?

What Are File Inclusion & Arbitrary Code Execution?

File Inclusion and Arbitrary Code Execution: Earlier this month, an airplane ticket website built on WordPress was hacked leaving the personal data of hundreds of thousands of visitors exposed. In an earlier post on why do hackers hack, we discussed all the reasons...

What Are the Common Hack Attacks Made on WordPress Sites?

What Are the Common Hack Attacks Made on WordPress Sites?

Common Hack Attacks: You just launched your own WordPress site, and things are going well. It’s a simple website, and most of your readers, for now, are people you know. But soon, you notice that things aren’t quite right. There are weird pop-ups that you didn’t add....

Reasons Why Hackers Hack WordPress Sites

Reasons Why Hackers Hack WordPress Sites

Why Hackers Hack: WordPress websites are a popular target for hackers. 714 new WordPress sites are created every day which makes WordPress the fastest growing content management service in the world. This sort of popularity has a price. It comes with a target placed...

Why is Getting Hacked Harmful for Your Website?

Why is Getting Hacked Harmful for Your Website?

Why is Getting Hacked Harmful: Here’s a scenario - you wake up one fine day, get your morning coffee and open your laptop to find something strange happening to your WordPress website. You are horrified to find out that you can’t log into your site or Google has...

Why is WordPress a Popular Target for Hackers?

Why is WordPress a Popular Target for Hackers?

WordPress a popular target: WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world powering over 30% of the global websites. Whether it's a small business or a large enterprise, anyone who thinks of building a website will consider WordPress. And for good reason too because...

Web Host Security: How do Web Hosts Affect Website Security?

Web Host Security: How do Web Hosts Affect Website Security?

Web Host Security: When a WordPress site is hacked, some people are quick to blame their web host. That’s not entirely fair because while web hosts affect website security, outdated themes and plugin are mostly responsible for hacked sites. Typically, web hosting...

Pros and Cons of a Plugin-Based Firewall

Pros and Cons of a Plugin-Based Firewall

Plugin-based firewall: We human are under protection from the moment we are born. We are clothed, kept under a shelter called home and when we grow up to become someone important we are given more layers of protection (like armed guards). Likewise, a website needs...

What is Layered Defense for WordPress Websites?

What is Layered Defense for WordPress Websites?

Layered Defense: Earlier this week, we learned that a WordPress-based ticket distribution site was hacked. The hacker also stole and leaked details of customers and employees. This is not usual. Every few months, we learn of either a massive hack attempt made on...

Post-Cleanup Measures to Ensure Website Security

Post-Cleanup Measures to Ensure Website Security

It’s not time to rest yet! Cleaning a WordPress site is only half the job! If you don’t have post-cleanup measures in place, hackers will return. Following a hack, one of the first things that hackers do is create backdoors so that they can keep returning to your site...

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