Picture this …
The early morning sun gently bathes your face as you drift blissfully into wakefulness. The birds are chirping, the day is shaping up wonderfully.
Idly, the thought crosses your mind that it would be nice to catch up on your blog’s latest comments. So, before you rise to take a morning beverage, you pick up your iPad from your bedside table, type in your blog’s URL, and are greeted with…
What …. the …. ????????
The Sad Truth
Unfortunately this scenario is becoming more and more common for blog and website owners using the WordPress CMS.
WordPress is, by a large margin, the most popular website framework gracing (for lack of a better term) the World Wide Web today.
And with great market share comes great vulnerability. Just ask Google.
Hacking attacks are increasing in frequency, driven by both automated scripts and human attackers.
in short: WordPress is a massive hacker target.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help protect your site from this unseemly fate (5 to be exact).
And here they are…
1. Get Automated Updates Working
This seems pretty obvious really, but if you’re not a 1337 php h4x0r then it may not be obvious how to do it.