The internet plays an important role in every sector nowadays be it social, professional or any other purpose. But it can be quite dangerous and troublesome too. Due to the growing popularity of WordPress, it has been an easy target for the spams. Spams are basically unsolicited commercial messages. They contain a lot of similar messages and comments about irrelevant contents and can be quite annoying to deal with. However, that’s not the only downfall! Spams may lead to unwanted hassles and sometimes quite dangerous situations when you give out your personal information. More on this later on the post!
But how exactly does spamming or spams work? Well, the spammers create many spam bots to make them. It is a system that can create thousands of spams at once. The main purpose of the spam is to gain a cheap promotion of the affiliated company or organization. These spams are quite helpful to gain some revenue for them too. They can also defect the systems of a competitive organization through the contamination of malware and viruses. Some spams are also created by anti-spam developers to gain the installs for their anti-spam software.Read more
An increasing number of web hosting companies offer DDoS protection to protect dedicated servers from the growing threat of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Having a better understanding of how DDoS attacks work and how DDoS protection plans operate on a technical level will help you make better decisions for your site’s security needs.
Explore this post to find out more about what DDoS attacks are and where they come from. Then, discover the three most common types of DDoS attacks as well as some “red flags” to watch out for that could indicate your site is under attack. Finally, learn how DDoS protection works to thwart these types of attacks and learn if your server has the right level of protection. Read more
WordPress is an open source content management system that is now one of the largest platforms for blogs, and websites of all niche. And if you are one of the millions of users all over the world then you probably might have wondered about the why and how of WordPress security.
Protecting your website against any malware or brute force attacks is always the top priority. And to aid those security requirements, WordPress offers tons of security options. We have dwelled on the topic previously with our articles on WordPress Security Plugins and also discussed some of the Simple WordPress Security Tips to keep your site secure! But today we wanted to give our users a bit more insight into WordPress Salts and Security Keys. We will be discussing in detail what exactly are they and how do they work in keeping your account and website more secure. Read more
According to the Forbes, 75 million websites were powered by WordPress till December 2016. This clearly indicates the popularity of the most user-friendly CMS, the WordPress. As it gains popularity, it is prone to attacks from the unethical sources. The security of your website may be at risk. Some of the common security threats are brute force attacks, outdated plugins and WordPress version, downloads from non-verified sources, and unsecured hosting.
Having a WordPress backup is one of the crucial tasks essential for WordPress security. Despite the best efforts on strengthening your website security, sometimes you may lose your entire website data – WordPress database and files deleted or corrupted. That would be a total disaster.
Perhaps, your website server gets crashed, or some hackers hack your site and delete your site files and the content. Also, you may change something on your site which corrupts the website database. Well, a website backup comes as a ‘lifesaver’ when your WordPress data is gone (erased or corrupted). You can instantly restore your website back to normal again with a website backup.Read more
The Internet has evolved, it is now a hub of websites that are spreading across the web plains like Wildfire. As the massive infrastructure of sites has increased, so has the risk of attacks have significantly also increased. Hackers are now at an advantage because web applications do not offer you as many security layers.
One common web application which we usually come across while surfing the Internet is WordPress. It is a Content Management System (CMS) and not just any CMS, but the most popular CMS in the world. WordPress holds the lion’s share in the website world. Hence, the more popular you are, the more you are at risk. WordPress has become an attractive target for attackers across the world. Read more
Security is one of the major concerns when it comes to running a WordPress site. As a WordPress site owner, it is your responsibility to protect your site from hackers and other security attacks. No doubt, WordPress is a power-packed CMS platform that comes with a ton of themes, plugins and out-of-the-box capabilities, but you can’t change the fact that it is one of the most hacked CMS platforms across the web.
Whether you are a WordPress beginner or an experienced webmaster, make sure that you use the best security practices to prevent your site against hackers. You should strengthen the login page, admin page of your site to restrict hacker from gaining access to your site. You can also install the best security tools and plugins offered by WordPress to get the most of it quickly and efficiently. Read more