In this article I’ll be sharing my thoughts and recommendations regarding the MalCare WordPress security product. I’ll offer a basic comparison to Sucuri, which has been my go to for the past 5 years. What is MalCare?MalCare is a WordPress security service. I guess you could call it a plugin, but really the only thing the plugin seems to do is provide a connection from the software to your website. You may be more familiar with BlogVault, their first product, a very well done backup … [Read more...] about WordPress Website Security and My Review of MalCare
Do you have website downtime? Do you know when your website is down and unavailable to your customers and potential customers? Did you answer No, or I don't know? You probably do, but your not likely sitting at your computer staring at your website and clicking refresh every minute to make sure your website is up. If your website is important to the growth of your business, then it is important that you are aware of any downtime and how long that downtime last. Every minute your site … [Read more...] about Website Downtime: How much do you really have?
Just yesterday I received five phone calls from five different people who had been notified by their hosting provider or customers that their websites had malware. Some complained that their hosting provider was hacked and now they're left holding the bag and have to spend the money to fix it. Others had no idea that website malware was a thing and just wanted their sites back online. Who's responsibility is website security? The short answer, yours and the hosting provider. The hosting … [Read more...] about Website Security – What, why, and do I really need it?
In the last seven days I've helped a total of ten clients get their hacked WordPress site back online after hackers made a mess with malware and other redirects. In some cases it's a simple process ... Just run Sucuri's Website Malware Removal tool through the site and it will clean it up. However, in other cases there's a bit more to it than that! For example, I had one that was so badly hacked they had hijacked the login page which required over taking the wp-admin directory with a custom … [Read more...] about Hacked WordPress Site? Read this NOW!
If you're keeping up with the latest WordPress news, you've heard about this "attacker" issue. These attackers are trying to exploit the default username 'admin' to gain access to your website. First they verify that your site has the username 'admin', second they start trying a number of passwords to access the account. Read more about the known issues on the Sucuri blog. I'm not going to address the issue as much as I am going to provide some suggestions on how to … [Read more...] about WordPress Users Under Attack: 4 Ways to Better Protect Your Site