Category "Hack prevention"

How To Find Out If Your WordPress Site is Hacked

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Nobody likes finding out that their website is hacked. No matter how much effort you have put forward to keep your website protected against hack attacks, you can’t stop every hacker. I don’t know about you but I would love to know when my site is hacked to take action immediately. WP Malwatch could give you a head start.

Not all hackers approach hacking the same way. But many of them add hidden files to your website as soon as they get in. Of course, they also make changes to your code and cover their tracks at the same time. WP Malwatch is designed to scan your PHP and .htaccess files to identify the ones that could have been compromised.

It is interesting to note that WP Malwatch can’t identify all hack attacks by itself. It does scan your files and can give you an idea where to look for potential security issues. Not all the files reported are infected. But you want to make sure they belong on your site. WP Malwatch won’t stop hackers by itself but can give you heads up if someone is messing with your site.

How To Add a Security Firewall To WordPress

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No site is 100% hack-proof. No matter how much you spend on your security team, there are hackers out there who can find holes in your security system. Most small business owners and bloggers do not have enough money to get their own security team in place. But they are not defenseless against hackers. Adding a firewall to WordPress can keep inexperienced hackers out and protect your website against most obvious hack attacks. WordPress Firewall 2 is a powerful security plugin that does just that.

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Add Safety Checks To Links In WordPress Sites

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If you are the only person adding links to your WordPress blog, you probably have no excuse for linking to a site that contains malware or some kind of danger for your visitors. That is of course if you are not linking to a page that has been taken off afterward and replaced with a spammy one. People may post their links to your comment section from time to time too. Having a way to check these links before confidently clicking on each is not a bad idea. F-Secure Safe Links is a powerful plugin that lets you check all links on your web pages to make sure they are not leading to a dangerous website.

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