A website security check is an absolute must these days. If you haven’t experienced an infiltration yet, a WordPress hack is just around the corner.
Even if your website does not use the world’s most popular content management system (CMS), WordPress, you may still be vulnerable, so you should try to prevent hacking by using as many resources as you can.
WordPress is great in many ways, but a few seconds of inattentiveness or neglect could cause you weeks, if not months, of grief, not to mention loss of revenue.
For starters, you should always ensure that your WordPress website is up to date. Whether you do it yourself, or you pay someone to keep an eye on updates & implement them for you, updates are non-negotiable – a MUST-DO!
However, there are times when even an updated WordPress website can become vulnerable to hackers.
We have had two clients hacked in the past 12 months. This caused massive disruptions, with one client losing their MANY, valuable number one rankings (for about a month), and the other had hundreds of thousands of broken backlinks generated, throwing stats & reports all out of whack.
One hack was the well-known “Pharma Hack”, and the other was… well, who knows. It was a bit of a dud, but still managed to do damage.
The problem with a lot of these hacks is that you often don’t find them until it’s too late. That is why we highly recommend using a website security check monitoring service to keep an ‘eye’ on your website.
To this end, we have recommended Sucuri for website security monitoring for some time now. Since they have been on board, they have thwarted several attacks, as well as cleaned up the mess left behind by hackers.
Depending on which package you buy (we suggest the “Professional” package), your site will be monitored once to several times per day, & if suspicious files are detected, they will be removed & the site cleaned.
There are a couple of other methods we may be able to use to help thwart “brute force” hacks as well.
This is what can also happen if your site is hacked, and Google picks it up before you do. How do you think this would look to prospective customers?
If you need more information, please get in touch, but I urge you all to sign up to Sucuri for some peace of mind. It’s the old story: it may not happen to you, but if it does, you’ll wish you had done something beforehand.