Poor WordPress Security and Its Impacts

Posted on Jul 25, 2019


Many users are unaware of looming security threats, which leads to poorly maintained security and a lack of preparation. Here are the most common security threats WordPress users face and what they can do to combat them.

BOTS CAN DISRUPT YOUR ANALYTICS

By mimicking human-like mouse movements, cycling through random IP addresses, and switching their digital identities, bad bots fly under the radar, so they get away with a lot, from stealing data to publishing fake reviews.

Here are a few things to avoid them as much as possible:
. Rename your login page – this can be done with “All in One WP Security”
. Install “StopBadBots” and “Blackhole for Bad Bots” – these plugins work by “trapping” bad bots: if a bad bot tries to crawl your website, security measures are triggered and they end up with 403 “forbidden” errors.
. Use “Google Webmasters” to monitor any suspicious activity.

PEOPLE CAN STEAL YOUR ACCOUNT AND CREDENTIALS

Do you have an SSL? Does your website have a little lock icon next to your URL? If not, your info can be stolen by hijacking your connection between your PC and the server.

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OTHERS MIGHT RE-POST YOUR CONTENT

You want people to share your content, not copy and paste it; that’s because Google hates plagiarism. Two things to do here:
. Keep letting Google crawl your website and they’ll be able to tell your content’s original.
. If plagiarized, file a request with Google ASAP.

HACKERS MIGHT INJECT MALWARE

Besides installing a security plugin to avoid so-called “code injections”, simply keep your theme and plugins updated.