DOS, Phishing & MalWare
Over the last few days we have seen a massive up-tick in attacks on websites. In nearly every case these attacks have been on websites that have not had their wordpress installs & plugins kept up-to-date or clients who have used very simple passwords to access their websites. Believe me, I realize this sucks and can impact your business. That said, at one time or another we’ve probably talked about staying up-to-date and other security issues before.
So here’s the thing. As I see these malware & phishing attacks on a clients site. When I can, I’m fixing them as a courtesy when I get a report or see something happening on my end. There are times however, when I cannot do a quick fix and websites are suspended until we can come up with a solution. This is to protect our servers, our clients, and YOUR customers.
The best ways you can avoid downtime & expense is with some basic security.
- Use Strong passwords.
- Keep your wordpress Installs up-to-date
- Keep your plug-ins up-to-date
- Use security plugins like “WordFence” to help protect against certain attacks.
- Keep a Backup of your website or use a service like VaultPress to backup your website for you.
Remember, unless you have a maintenance plan with me, I do not update or maintain your websites. This is YOUR responsibility. Infected sites will be shut down by our host. Sites infected with Phishing code & content can be reported to various security firms and shut down as well.
Please contact me if you have any questions.