Websites are hacked by autonomous machines these days... not by humans hacking individual sites. These machines (aka bots) search the internet for vulnerable websites day and night.
We get calls every month from people whose websites got hacked. If you own a WordPress website, I have some very specific things you can do to protect yourself.
Don’t assume your web hosting does this for you. Many hosting companies do not and, if they do, they charge you to access it and it typically only goes back 30 days.
This is the #1 reason for hacked WordPress websites and it’s simple to do. You just need to have diligence when doing it. Check out our Care Plans, as we do not recommend a DIY approach.
That is what WordPress comes with out of the box and it should be changed immediately. Create a new administrative level user and delete "admin."
A password should be so secure that it’s impossible to memorize. Think lots of special characters and uppercase/lowercase combos.
Use WPS-Hide Login plugin to do just that!
There are way too many options to talk about here. Wordfence audits your website security, lets you do virus checks, and even lets you block whole countries from viewing your website.
Instead, create a separate administrative login for trusted developers to use. That way you can turn it off.
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