According to the latest news, in 2014 we may see the highest amount of Internet virus increase in record history, it would seem that our Internet security is not as strong as we hoped, especially now that self-media has taken up a big chunk of Internet media, many of which are without a professional security methods, these self-media, such as personal blogs, private sites, small business retailing sites, are main targets of attacks.
It is especially so for WordPress. As the biggest blogging platform, WordPress has the major target for hackers. It is most vital that users from WordPress to increase their level of security.
Anti-hack tip 1:
Anti-virus softwares and firewalls, and make sure you keep them updated as well. With the current WordPress, you do not get a free pre-installed anti-virus plugins, so it’s up to you to get one. Say what you will about these softwares, they work, even the free ones.
Anti-hack tip 2:
Save those hacked web pages on to your computer, but no on C drive. This is to upload them to anti-virus websites or forums, you might have a chance to save them, if not, at least you contributed to the anti-virus database. You can save the suspicious pages onto your drive by simply clicking ” save as”. Again, don’t save this on your C drive.
Anti-hack tip 3:
Download the lastest WordPress and delete any unnecessary files on the server. Since WordPress and database are separated, so you don’t need to worry about your datas. This could be a effective sandbox method, and for every WordPress user, be sure to routinely backup your database, you can apply some softwares or plugins in this regard. Although be sure that you keep these following files, stats file folder, wp-content folders and htaccess file and wp-config.php and such.
In summary, the current problem of WordPress hacking mainly can be prevented with enough security measures. Hope these little tips can help you more or less to keep your website a bit safer.