It was Monday morning and I was on a call with a dozen others who are my peers. Each of us helps the small business owner with their businesses in one way or the other. It was at the end of the call and we were each sharing our websites and going over how to make little improvements here and there. Time was running out and there was just enough time for one more website review, I volunteered. As my site was coming up for all to see suddenly the screen turned a maroon red with an outline of a security officer with his hand stretched out and the words of"don't precede malware threat." I was horrified to remember exactly what it said although there was more. I was worried about my website I had spent hours on being ruined plus humiliated the people on the telephone had seen me vulnerable.
Cloning, as it applies to secure your wordpress website, is the act of creating an exact copy of your WordPress install. What's great is that with the right software, you can do it. There are a number of reasons. Here are only a few.
After spending a few days and hitting a few spots around town, I finally find a cafe which provides free, unsecured Wi-Fi and to my pleasure, there are a ton of people sitting around each day connecting their laptops to the"free" Internet services. I use my handy dandy cracker tool that is Wi-Fi and sit down and log myself. Bear in mind, they are all on a network that is shared.
You also need to place the"Anyone Can Register" in Settings/General to away, and you ought to have some type of spam plugin. Akismet is the one I use, the old standby, but there are lots of them nowadays.
Phrases that were whitelists and black based on which field they appear within, in a page request. (unknown/numeric parameters vs. known post bodies, remark bodies, etc.).
There are always going to be risks being online (or even just being alive!) Also it's easy to get caught up in the panic. As soon as we get caught up in the panic, we put the breaks on. This isn't a response that is good. Just take some common sense precautions, then forge ahead. If something does happen, it is going to need to be addressed then view it and of quaking in your boots 23, no amount will have helped. If nothing does, all is good and you haven't made yourself ill with worry.