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August 22, 2016

Watch Out For WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities & Hacks, Identify Scripts & Stay Updated

My client’s website was hacked via an outdated WordPress plugin. In “Steps to Fix and Prevent a Hacked WordPress Site”, you learned how to fix a client site after a hack. The steps in that blog came from two real-life scenarios, and today we will look more closely at one of them: an outdated plugin […]

August 11, 2016

How To Fix A Hacked WordPress Site, Fortify Security, And Prevent Future Hacks

Your client has a hacked WordPress site. It’s finally happened. You’ve read about it happening to other businesses, but thought, “It won’t happen to my clients.” Their websites don’t get enough traffic; they are kept up-to-date enough, etc. Somehow, it still happened. It’s OK! The first thing you need to do is not panic. Usually, […]

August 08, 2016

Guard Against WordPress Vulnerabilities With Scanners, Theme & Plugin Security Best Practices

If it seems as if WordPress websites are hacked more often than others, there’s some truth to that theory. WordPress vulnerabilities are common – the security firm Sucuri found that a significantly large portion of websites compromised during the first three months of 2016 ran on WordPress. Sucuri investigated 11,485 compromised sites, and 78% of […]