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"do not precede malware danger." I was horrified to recall precisely what it said although there was more. I was worried on being destroyed plus humiliated that the people on the telephone had seen me vulnerable that I had spent hours.
I back my blogs regularly using a plugin WP DB Backup up. If anything happens I can restore my blog to the settings. I use WP Security Scan plugin that is free to scan my blog and asks to be blocked by WordPress Firewall to fix hacked wordpress.
Truth is, if your own site is targeted by a master of this script, there is no way to prevent an intrusion. Everything you are about to read below are some actions you can take to minimize the find here threat to an acceptable degree. Chances are a hacker would prefer picking another if your WordPress site is well protected.
1 step you can take is to delete the default administrator account. This is important because if you don't do it, malicious user know a user name that they could try to crack.
Another step to take to make WordPress secure is to always upgrade WordPress. The reason behind this see is that with every new upgrade there come fixes for security holes that are old making it essential to upgrade.
Do your homework and some hunting, but if you are pressed for time and want to get this try out the WordPress safety plugin that I use. It's a relief to know that my website (and business!) are secure.