To find a solution, you must first develop a deep understanding of the problem itself. Therefore, it is important to understand why the security of your site has been compromised from the outset.
According to a survey, almost 50% of companies worldwide are hacked, but the bitter truth is that even most people around the world are not prepared for a cyber attack.
Here are some ways in which your site may be compromised:
Your password has been breached
This is one of the most likely scenarios. When people set passwords that are easy to remember, the chances of their passwords being compromised are quite high.
This can be done by randomly guessing your passwords. Many hackers have developed different programs that scan different combinations of letters and numbers until they guess your password. Therefore, it is important to set a password that is not easy to guess.
Another thing to remember is that you should not use the same password for different services. Doing so will allow them to easily access your other accounts as well.
Finally, you must always use two-factor authentication (2FA). This provides an extra level of protection against different attacks. In addition, you will be notified whenever any login attempt is made.
When it comes to protecting your site, security updates are essential. Older versions of software have high-risk security vulnerabilities, and ignoring them will increase the chances of your site being compromised.
Outdated plugins and themes
Plugins and themes make your site more attractive and increase its functionality, but they need to be constantly updated to reduce the risk of hacking.
Plugins and Add-ons that are not updated by their developers should be removed. When removing a plugin, always remove the associated files from your server. Beware of free plugins, as they may have malicious code in them.
Phishing and Social Engineering
These are the types of attacks that trick people into providing confidential information. A common way of phishing is when intruders send an email, pretending to be a legitimate organization and asking for your information.
Always remember never to give personal information to such people.
Content injection is another phishing technique. This happens when someone changes a part of a legitimate website and misleads users into another malicious website and then asks for personal information. This is the kind of trap that many people fall into.
Another example is Malvertising. When users click on malicious ads, the active scripts of these ads download malicious software to your system.
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