Category: WordPress Security

Keys to WordPress Security

Word Press Security If you’re using WordPress to host your website or your blog, I hope you’re aware of the growing security risks and what you need to do to avoid them. Not only is WordPress one of the most popular website platforms for businesses, it’s also one of the most popular amongst hackers. But for very different reasons.

There’s little doubt that WordPress has become one of the most popular website and blogging platforms of all time, with more than 60 million WordPress sites around the globe. But being the best comes with a price and, in the case of WordPress, that means sustaining attacks by hackers. WordPress has become such a big target for hackers that earlier this year a security firm decided to log the number of hack attacks over a period of a few months. The results were eye-opening.

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Finding Malware In A WordPress Website

What types of malware are most commonly found in WordPress websites, and how do they get there?  SQL injection, JavaScript insertion and .htaccess hacks are all common ways to alter the content of your WordPress website. Some malware scripts redirect users to another website, others insert malicious links and others use the .htaccess file to steal your website’s Google ranking.

Common Types Of WordPress Hacks

If you suspect that you have been hacked, here are some common signs to search for in your website code:

An Altered .htaccess File

The .htaccess file is always in the root directory of your WordPress site. This file lets you write rules to control how the server handles website requests, such as Google crawler access or URL redirects.

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