No One is Immune to Hacks
Wordfence is a small company that is passionate about software engineering and dedicated to protecting intellectual property. I use the free version of their security plugin. Read what they had to say when a Microsoft site dedicated to fighting the U.S. government on matters of policy and surveillance was hacked last month.
No one is immune to hacks. It doesn’t matter if you are a small business with 10 employees or a huge business with 10,000 employees. This was proven again when this past Wednesday the Microsoft site, digitalconstitution.com, was found to contain numerous spam pages and links in its website. The site, according to zdnet, was running an older version of WordPress which made it susceptible to the attack. This should also serve as a sobering reminder to all of us.
When was the last time you looked at the plugins you were using on your site? How about your themes? Do you really need all of them? Are there any just sitting there, not updated and disabled? Many of the exploits and hacks that happen today to WordPress sites are a direct result of …