Website Security is Not an Option

Everyone thinks it won't happen to them until it does. Website security can undo all of the hard work you've put into your website and cost you time and money.

The red screen of death is the notice Chrome displays when your site has been infected with malware. Cleaning your website of malware can take time and getting your clean site approved by Google so they remove the notice can take even longer.

It's better to avoid malware attacks in the first place. Some basic steps can help you secure your website and rest easy.

What do to if your site is hit with a malware attack

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The #1 CMS - content management platform online is WordPress. It's inexpensive and easy to work with. We'll focus on WordPress website security here. More robust CMS platforms such as HubSpot, generally have built in security and don't require as much oversight.

Just recently, we had to help out a new client whose website had been infected with malware. It took almost a week to clean up the site and then another 2 weeks to get their Google Ads running again.

Website security - WordPress needs to be updated regularly to stay secure

Pay close attention to the updates menu in WordPress. There are frequent updates to WordPress, PHP Versions (the code that runs WordPress) and Plugins.

WordPress website security has become an increasingly important topic in the digital age. With website hacking and other malicious cyber threats on the rise, website owners must make sure they are taking proactive measures to protect their websites. Fortunately, WordPress provides several tools and options to make sure your website is secure.

The first step in website security is to always keep your WordPress version up-to-date. WordPress regularly releases updates that include security fixes and patches, so it’s important to stay on top of these updates. You can check for available updates from the ‘Updates’ page within your WordPress dashboard, or you can set up automatic updates to ensure your website is always running the most secure version.

You'll also want to make sure your plugins and PHP version stay as current as possible. WordPress will notify you when these needs to be updated.

Website security

Wordfence Security is a website security plugin designed specifically for WordPress. It helps protect your website from malicious threats, such as hackers and malware, by providing real-time monitoring and scanning of website activity. Wordfence also offers advanced features like two-factor authentication and website lockdown in case of a security breach. With powerful tools to detect vulnerabilities and threats, Wordfence is the perfect website security plugin for WordPress websites. It provides website owners with peace of mind knowing their website is secure from online threats. With Wordfence, website security doesn't have to be a hassle. Protect your website today with Wordfence Security.

**Additional Information:** Wordfence is a free plugin that is compatible with all versions of WordPress and can be installed directly from the WordPress dashboard. It also offers an optional premium version which provides website owners with additional features, such as country blocking, login security checks and priority support

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Website Security: 2FA

It’s also important to use strong passwords for both your WordPress website and its hosting account. This means using at least 12 characters with a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special symbols. Once you have created a strong password for your website, you should also enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your website. 2FA requires an additional code to be entered in order to access the website, so even if someone manages to guess your password, they still won’t have access without the code.

The Wordfence wordpress plugin supports 2FA with which can set up in your account settings.

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