WordPress is an excellent CMS and very popular, yet it seems to be very vulnerable to hackers. Ive seen more and more lawyer websites that get hacked and have this ugly message from Google…. “This Site is NOT SAFE or This Site May Harm Your Computer”…. Thats the last thing you want a client seeing when they visit your site.
WHY do sites get hacked and infected with Malware?
This is a really good question, and not many people seem to have an answer to this. It seems like if you ask your web host, they will give you a very generic answer that doesn’t help at all. Like they will usually blame you and infer that you didn’t set a strong enough password, and thus the hacker got in and did damage. That’s bullshit! I mean that’s one possible thing you can do to prevent your site from getting hacked, make sure your passwords are really strong. Yet if a hacker wants in, they will get in because there are a lot of holes in WORDPRESS. Everyone uses wordpress, raves about it but its constantly getting hacked like on a second by second basis. Setup a live stream to see people who are trying to hack into your site, you would be amazed.
It seems like even if you setup a lot of different things for security, you still can get your site hacked. I just setup a new clients legal site, and moved it to a more secure webhost, had security and malware protection setup, YET it still got hacked. Strong passwords were setup, admin account removed, wordpress and plugins all updated and the list goes on. Yet sometimes they get in and so then the key is being able to recover from the intrusion and get your site cleaned.
How To Prevent Getting Hacked
Every day, cybercriminals compromise thousands of websites. Hacks are often invisible to users, yet remain harmful to anyone viewing the page — including the site owner. For example, unbeknownst to the site owner, the hacker may have infected their site with harmful code which in turn can record keystrokes on visitors’ computers, stealing login credentials for online banking or financial transactions.
There are many different things you can do when you have a wordpress site. Yet some things are pretty obvious and yet dont get done, such as making sure you have the latest version of wordpress setup, making sure your plugins are updated and a number of other things that I will list in the next blog post.
Security is becoming more and more important because there are more hackers then ever, and you just want to make sure that your site is protected, backed up and that you feel confident that even if your site is hacked, you will be able to recover from it and not get penalized by Google in any way.
WORDPRESS SECURITY EXPERTS FOR LAWYERS
If your site has been hacked and you need to get rid of malware, contact us right away for help. Either call us at 630-393-0460 or fill out form below and we will get in touch with you. We can help and get this fixed sometimes within 24 hours.