HERE’S HOW TO PROTECT YOUR WEBSITE FROM HACKERS.
How do people hack your website? First, there are two types of websites. (1) Websites that have been hacked and (2) Websites that will be hacked. Many website owners are unaware. For example, they see strange pages popping up, or their website stops working. On the other hand, they may see a warning about their website in Google search results.
Furthermore, hacking happens to every SIZE and TYPE of website. For example, recent hacks include the following.
3,000,000,000 records compromised
2. River City Media
1,370,000,000 records compromised
533,000,000 records compromised
500,000,000 records compromised
5. Marriott International
383,000,000 records compromised
250,000,000 records compromised
14,000,000 records compromised
8. Solar Winds
50,000,000 records compromised
9. MGM Motels
11,000,000 records compromised
10. Capital One
100,000,000 records compromised
30,000,000 records compromised
330,000,000 records compromised
Website Malware Infections
Why do people hack your website? Website infections can happen for many reasons. For instance, infections can result from bad actors exploiting a website’s environment for its SEO. In the same way, malware infections favor websites with traffic, sensitive credit card details, or server resources.
Spam is the most common infection. SEO spam infections are one of the most common types of malware. Moreover, allowing attackers to piggyback off a website’s hard-earned rankings. Furthermore, this can be extremely valuable for bad actors. Attacks often result in unwanted spam and redirecting to the attacker’s websites by leveraging injected links, spam comments, and new posts or pages.
There are three common approaches used to inject SEO spam on websites:
1. HTML code injections for concealed elements in plugin or theme files
2. Fake spam posts injected into the CMS database
3. Doorway pages for spam content created on the fly
If left untreated, SEO spam can damage website rankings and organic traffic, block listing, negatively impact a website’s reputation or incur lost revenue.
How do people hack your website? Most often, they use SQL injection. In short, an SQL injection can happen anywhere you have a form element on your site. Hackers look for areas with vulnerabilities. Once find one, they use a malicious SQL command instead of a valid form entry.
SQL infections links or scripts enter your website via the following points of entry:
1. Contact forms
2. Subscription forms
3. Login Forms
4. Search Bars and many other input fields.
Pre-Warnings of Hacker Probing
Hackers are constantly probing your website and server for vulnerabilities. If you are receiving large amounts of spam emails from your website, forms are good indication hackers are looking for a way into your website.
How To Prevent Infections
1. Use only popular, well-known plugins and theme authors.
2. Ensure the computer you use to access your site is secure with the latest updates and anti-virus software.
3. Ensure your website browser is free of add-ons such as Browser Help Objects, aka BHOs.
4. Make sure your website hosting plan setup is secure! Stay away from cheap hosting, having little care or support for your WordPress Security.
5. Keep Form Entry Fields To A Minimum. Form fields and input fields are the key access point for an SQL injection.
6. Get a Good Security Plan with WAF to protect your website at the server level.
Use (.HTACCESS Rules) To Protect From SQL Injection and other website intrusions.
1. Redirect all HTTP to HTTPS your Disable Directory Browsing
2. Deny Access To Files and Block Access To Folder And Files
3. Block cross-site scripting (XSS), Restrict Direct Access To PHP files, and above all, Block PHP Code Execution!
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