Marketing Your Business
Once you start advertising your business online you also open up your website to the risk of being hacked, so you need to take precautions. Serious hackers target popular websites, Military, universities, large companies etc as the challenge is to break their security. The risk to other sites come from amateur hackers who just want to disrupt peoples lives.
Passwords need to be secure, do not use words that can be found in a dictionary, in any language. Use a mixture of upper and lower case with numbers the longer the password the more secure it will be. If you use WordPress do not use Admin as a user name,
File transfers using FTP provides a major loophole, if you search on Google there are 33,000 results on how to hack FTP. FTP transfers files in plain text exposing your credentials, so you need to use a secure file transfer system (SFTP) which encrypts your data.
Wordpress has security issues and you need to keep the software up to date or go through the PHP files with a fine toothcomb and customise the system, simply hiding the login and admin PHP does not work because potential hackers know where to look for these files.
Take care when using any ad dons or widgets, where possible examine the code for possible exploits.
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