In this day and age, it is important to realize that hackers are always going to be a threat to you and your personal information. You may not think you’d ever become a victim, but people are being hacked every day. So, in order to protect yourself, you need to stay on top of your information. If you have a WordPress-built website, make sure that you take the necessary steps in order to keep your website safe. Don’t worry – it isn’t all that complicated. Just follow these four simple steps:
Ditch the “admin” username.
When creating your WordPress website, your default name will be admin. And for
the most part, it never changes. Change this name in order to make it more
difficult for hackers to guess.
Strong passwords are
key. Your password is the electronic key into your website and hackers use
software that can test every word in Wikipedia against your password. When
creating your passwords, don’t use actual words, like your child’s name, first
car or anything that makes sense. The best passwords contain random lowercase
and uppercase letters, as well as numbers and symbols.
WordPress sites can become insecure only when not kept updated. So, make sure
all updates are in place so hackers cannot gain access.
Limit your logins. You should install a plugin in your WordPress website that limits logins. Hackers use software that runs Wikipedia words and names against your password until they can gain access. Limiting logins will prevent this from happening.
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I know this shouldn’t be news to you or me, but if your website is run on a WordPress you should definitely take some basic and simple steps to secure it from potential hackers. Not many people think about website security because they don‘t think anything would ever happen to them, but they should considering it is very important. The following are four simple steps you can take to make your WordPress website more secure:
- 1. Ditch the “Admin” Username- When creating your WordPress website your default name will be “admin”. Most people end up keeping this username. What they don’t realize though is that this makes it easier for hackers to guess your username. Which means they’re already halfway in.
- 2. Strong Passwords Are Key- Literally, your password is the key into your website and hackers use software that can test every word in Wikipedia against your password. Meaning anything that is real word or name in anything language should not be used as a password. So don’t use anything like your child’s name, first car or anything that makes sense. The best passwords contain random lowercase and uppercase letters, as well as numbers and symbols.
- 3. Keep Updated- WordPress sites can become insecure only when not kept updated. So if any part of your site is not up to date with the latest version, it can present a potential security risk. Some hackers find your websites weaknesses through outdated files, themes and even plugins. So makes sure that the latest versions of WordPress, installed themes and installed plugins are updated.
- 4. Limit Your Logins- You should install a plugin in your WordPress website that limits logins. As I mentioned earlier, hackers use a software that runs Wikipedia words and names against your password until they can gain access. So make sure to and install the “Limit Login Attempts” plugin on your website.
These four steps will not make your website full proof but it will ultimately improve your website security, getting you out of the category of being an “easy target”. Now that you’ve read the steps above you should get on your way to make sure your site is secure.
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