WordPress Hacked: 7 Warning Signs To Watch

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One of the most frustrating and stressful situations you could ever run into as a WordPress site owner is finding out that your site has been hacked. One minute your site is humming along, bringing in traffic and, hopefully, revenue. And then, next thing you know, you discover something is very wrong with your WordPress site. Unfortunately, the reality that your WordPress site could be hacked needs to be dealt with as efficiently and effectively as possible to make sure it never happens. Because if you find yourself facing a hacked website, you’ll probably be asking yourself why your site, […]

What Is a Zero-Day Vulnerability? 6 Steps to Protect Your Website

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Have you ever heard of a zero-day vulnerability or a zero-day attack on a WordPress site? If not, you’re not alone. While WordPress site owners typically have a strong understanding of WordPress security and the measures required to maintain a secure site, it’s almost impossible to keep track of all of the different attacks your site might be under. Brute force attacks, cross-site scripting, DDoS attacks, spambots, and malware are all substantial threats to the security of your WordPress site. A zero-day vulnerability or zero-day attack can be any of these things and can blindside site owners who haven’t prepared. […]

Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes: 9 Reasons to Avoid Them

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As a WordPress site owner, have you considered using nulled WordPress plugins and themes on your website? Or are you currently using a nulled WordPress plugin or theme on your WordPress site right now? If you’re not familiar with nulled WordPress plugins and themes, they’re pirated copies of the premium WordPress products that other users pay for. Of course, we’re all looking to save money and cut financial corners wherever we can. This is especially true if you’re running a WordPress site that doesn’t generate a lot of revenue. And wouldn’t it be amazing if you could get all the […]

HTTP vs HTTPS: 5 Things to Know Before You Switch

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What exactly is the difference between HTTP vs HTTPS? HTTP has been used by websites since the inception of the public Internet. However, in 2014, Google put out a strong recommendation that all websites switch from HTTP to HTTPS. Up until that point, it was mostly only e-commerce businesses that were employing HTTPS on their sites. To incentivize as many website owners as possible to make the switch from HTTP to HTTPS, Google announced that it would give sites using HTTPS a bump up in search engine rankings. This ultimately worked to punish websites that didn’t make the switch, by […]

What is Google Blacklist? 6 Important Things to Know

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It’s no secret that search engines drive the vast majority of website traffic. And with the time website owners put into perfecting their SEO, landing on the Google blacklist is near the top of the list for nightmare scenarios of any site owner. Of course, Google is by far the world’s most used search engine. Because of this, Google utilizes a wide array of blacklist rules to make sure their users are landing on websites Google deems safe. But what exactly is Google Blacklist? How do you keep your site from falling victim to the dreaded Google blacklist warning? In […]

WordPress Vulnerability Report: August 2021, Part 2

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Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of Low, Medium, High, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe. As one of the largest WordPress Vulnerability Reports to date, please share this post with your friends to help get the word out and make WordPress safer for everyone. Contents of the […]

WordPress Vulnerability Report: August 2021, Part 1

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Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of Low, Medium, High, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe. As one of the largest WordPress Vulnerability Reports to date, please share this post with your friends to help get the word out and make WordPress safer for everyone. Contents of the […]

WordPress Vulnerability Report: July 2021, Part 2

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Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of Low, Medium, High, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe. As one of the largest WordPress Vulnerability Reports to date, please share this post with your friends to help get the word out and make WordPress safer for everyone. In the July, […]

WordPress Vulnerability Report: July 2021, Part 1

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Vulnerable plugins and themes are the #1 reason WordPress websites get hacked. The weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report powered by WPScan covers recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities, and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. Each vulnerability will have a severity rating of Low, Medium, High, or Critical. Responsible disclosure and reporting of vulnerabilities is an integral part of keeping the WordPress community safe. As one of the largest WordPress Vulnerability Reports to date, please share this post with your friends to help get the word out and make WordPress safer for everyone. In the July, […]

Website Security Stats You Should Know

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Is it important to know website security stats? Only if you don’t want to become one. Cybersecurity is at the forefront of issues that every company needs to pay attention to, especially if your website is critical to your business. Why? Every day, an average of 30,000 websites get hacked. This means every 39 seconds, a brand new cyberattack is occurring somewhere on the Internet. In fact, it’s really not a matter of if your site will become a target. It’s more a matter of when. To give you a clear idea on the current state of cyber threats in […]