Updated February 25th, 2015. Hacking attempts aimed to corrupt or destroy online data and/or embed viruses or malware in sites are common. You’ve invested more than time and effort into your blog and you don’t want to lose your content or see it corrupted, so it’s important to ensure your data is as safe as it can be.
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If any person or any bot is posting anything to your blog or deleting anything from it then odds are that you have provided them with the ability to do so,
by adding them as official users,
and/or by allowing them access to your login information,
or by posting content that makes it easy for them to guess what your log-in information is.
It doesn’t take much effort to hack into a blog when security protocols aren’t followed. Here are some tips from How to Prevent and React to a WordPress Hack Attack.
- Be the only Admin on your blog and restrict users to the minimal level of access required.
- Guard your login information. Do not share log-in information with anyone or leave it where anyone can locate it.
- Do not remain logged in so anyone can come along and access your blog through your computer, mobile or tablet.
- Never use the same password on multiple accounts. Set strong unique passwords for every account and do not your passwords or PINs with others.
- Use the secure https:// login.
- To add another layer of home security set up two step authentication a second step to the log-in process that no one but you can access.
- If you don’t use them then: Disable post by email and Disable post by voice.
- If you do use another computer, delete your “Temporary Internet Files” or “Cache” and clear your “History” after you log out of your account.
Has your blog ever been hacked?