Common Hacks and Why You Need A WordPress Support Plan

By Adam

Common Hacks and Why You Need A WordPress Support Plan

WordPress is an amazing content management system (CMS) and dominates the market as the commonly used CMS for websites. With it being the most popular CMS used worldwide, it has become a major target for hackers. To protect your investment, a WordPress Support Plan is a must!

Imagine This: Your website has launched and it’s generating a ton of leads for you. But one day everything shatters, it’s like your biggest nightmare coming true. You can’t access your website, your database is gone, all the sensitive information on your website is now vulnerable. In short, your website is hacked.

Now, take a sigh of relief because that hasn’t happened to your site, at least not yet. But, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful.

V For Vendetta Hacker
Hackers when they see WordPress vulnerabilities.

As per the stats, about 30,000 Read this article by Forbes to know more websites are hacked every day. This number is massive and we need to take precautions to keep our website secure to prevent hacks.

Let’s take a look at some common types of hack attempts.

Types of Hack Attempts

1. Phishing

Phishing is a very common form of hacking and in this method, the hacker replicates a legit website. When your customer visits your website to make a purchase or subscribe to your newsletter and enters their personal information like email, passwords, credit card information, etc., the hacker might steal their data. This can put your company’s goodwill at risk and break the customer’s trust.

2. Cookie Theft

As the name suggests, cookie theft involves the stealing of cookies stored in your browser using malicious software. You might be using cookies to understand your visitors’ intent, analyze their actions, or for displaying customized ads. The cookie may contain sensitive information such as your visitors’ browsing sessions, login credentials, and banking details. The hacker might misuse this information to defraud your customers. Which again, can put your company in jeopardy.

3. SQL Injection Attacks

If your website’s SQL database or library is vulnerable, the hacker can take advantage of it. They can access, change, insert, or delete data on your database. The database can include users’ credentials, order details, or other sensitive information.

4. DNS Spoofing

DNS spoofing, also known as DNS cache poisoning, is a hacking technique where the hacker redirects the visitors to a fake website. The fake website contains malware, and once the visitor lands on the website, their system can be infected.

5. Denial of Service

Denial of Service (DOS) or Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) is a hacking method that crashes the server by flooding it with fake requests, making the server unavailable. This blocks the administrator and visitors to access and visit the website.

6. Brute Force Attacks

A brute force attack is a form of hacking where the hackers perform trial and error to guess your login credentials. Hackers make a list of the commonly used passwords and combinations to target websites. So, if your password is easy to remember and commonly used, like “P@$$W)RD”, hackers can easily crack it and access your site.

There are many other techniques used by hackers to hack your site or make it malicious. But, the question is, how can you make your website secure and prevent such hacks on your site?

The answer – a WordPress Support Plan. Read our blog post on What A WordPress Support Plan Is   A WordPress Support Plan like our CareKit, Check out our CareKit: WordPress Support Plan service not only keeps your website secure but also has several advantages.

How A WordPress Support Plan Can Help

Our reaction when you don’t have a WordPress Support Plan and your website gets hacked.
Our reaction when you don’t have a WordPress Support Plan and your website gets hacked.

1. Secure Website

First and foremost, a WordPress Support Plan comes with WordPress Support & Security and ensures that your website is safe from common hack attempts. In a WordPress Support Plan, common vulnerabilities are plugged on a weekly basis by updating plugins, themes, and the WordPress core, making the site secure from common threats.

2. Daily & Hourly Backups

A WordPress Support Plan keeps daily and hourly backup of your website which helps to restore the website in case of a crash or a hack. This also helps in ensuring that you don’t lose any important data or information. Moreover, it offers both, physical and cloud backup for extra safety over your data.

3. Website Monitoring

A WordPress Support Plan monitors the website on a regular basis to ensure that your website is running efficiently. Apart from this, manual weekly checks that include screenshots of the front-end and back-end are needed to ensure your website is error-free.

4. Save Time & Focus on your business

You have a business to take care of, and you can’t waste your time stressing over your website. With a WordPress Support Plan, you can ensure that your website is protected and performing at its optimum level.

Takeaway

With the increasing number of daily hacks, it’s become even more crucial to protect your website. Most websites contain sensitive information and data which can be misused if it falls into the wrong hands. Therefore, getting a WordPress Support Plan is a no-brainer. It saves you time, protects your website, and most importantly, keeps you stress-free.

It’s time to get rid of the stress that comes with maintaining a website. Get our no-commitment WordPress Support Plan. The CareKit ensures that your website is secure with monitoring, weekly updates, backups, support, and monthly reporting.

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I'm nobody's taxi service but I take pride in driving the bus! Upbeat, energetic serial entrepreneur on the quest to serve and help people. I enjoy long walks on short beaches and adventurous, adrenaline-pumping activities. I'm a normal bloke doing abnormal bloke things!
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