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More than 50% of the WordPress websites are prone to Spyware, Malware, and potential hacking. Hackers try a variety of methods like bot login, posting spam through comments and interjecting malicious code in the web server to ultimately hack the entire website.
There are numerous ways you can keep your side away from getting hacked. Let’s see the top 5 methods:
1. Get a verified hosting
It is essential to use a high-quality web hosting which helps to safeguard from any kind of virus attacks. Files can be uploaded to the server which includes malicious code for PHP, goes through the weak web servers and can destroy the whole theme file in the database.
2. Use strong passwords
Make sure you have a great password which includes caps lock, numbers, symbols as well as adheres to the minimum eight letters criteria. Avoid your business name, personal names as well as anything which can be easily found in the dictionary. As financial and E-commerce websites are arising in number, web administrators are also equipping their sites with two-factor authentication (2FA) which requires the administrator to accept the login through a mobile device first.
3. Update your plugins
If you are using any kind of plugins for chat, videos, media, store management, or custom, periodically updates are released from the vendor, and it is essential to adhere to their policies and update the plugin. In most of the scenarios, security patches are not provided for older plugins, and if you are still using an old plugin without the security patch, your website is prone to vulnerable situation.
If you are using WordPress, you can maintain and update all plugins which are activated. If there is no update from the vendor, you can then email the vendor to know the status of security updates for the current plugin.
4. Install SSL certificate
If you are not using an SSL certificate, your website will show HTTP before the address and Chrome will also consider it as a ‘Not Secure’ Website. Anyone can read the data which is transferred through email if the SSL is not activated. All the confidential data of the website like passwords, user credentials, and bank details are exposed to hackers which can create a problem. For WordPress websites, you can use the plugin ‘Simple SSL’ for enabling HTTPS.
To make your site more secure, we are here are to help you with high end security solutions. Please feel free to contact us


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