A number of WordPress website owners got concerned about their website’s security after a news release came out. The news concerns the serious attack on WordPress websites by botnets harnessing different home PCs infected by malware to try hacking WordPress sites, often overloading the website servers. This is said to be just a preparation for a bigger, more serious attack that hackers may launch in the future.
How To Improve WordPress Security?
Avoid using “admin” as username on your WordPress sites.
Use a strong password for your accounts or change your password on a regular basis. Experts suggest assigning a password with 8 or more characters that is a combination of upper and lower case letters with one or two symbols. Find a way to make it difficult for hackers to guess.
Keep updated with the latest version of WordPress.
Schedule a regular backup of your website.
Scan your website and clean up unused files.
Update Plugins as patches are released and delete unused Plugins.
Prevent hackers browsing through your website directories by moving the wp-config.php file into a folder higher than your WordPress installation folder, and add a blank index.php file to directories that should not be available publicly.
If you’re not a tech geek, consider asking for professional help to maintain and secure your WordPress website. It is way much better than having to start from scratch ‘when’ (not ‘if’) your website is hacked.
If your site got hacked, get it cleaned by Clean hacked WordPress website experts as hackers often insert malicious code which cannot be detected on normal malware and virus scans. Please contact our WordPress Security Experts for technical help with your website security or to dehack a WordPress Website.