Why Website Security is Important?
A hacked WordPress site can cause serious damage to your business revenue and reputation. Hackers can steal user information, passwords, install malicious software, and can even distribute malware to your users. Worst, you may find yourself paying ransomware to hackers just to regain access to your website.
There are a few things you should put on the list when it comes to doing a routine check. Reviewing these steps once a month will make your website more secure.
We are going to be focusing on certain, key site areas. To some extent, a website is like the human body. If a certain part is damaged, it affects the whole system.
Tip #1: Use Latest WordPress versions
With any new release, WordPress gets improved and its security is improved too. Lots of bugs and vulnerabilities are fixed every time a new version comes out. Also, if any particularly malicious bug gets discovered, the WordPress core guys will take care of it and force a new safe version promptly. If you don’t update, you will be at risk.
To update WordPress, you first need to go to your dashboard. At the top of the page, you’ll see an announcement every time a new version is out. Click to update and then click on the blue “Update Now” button. It only takes a few seconds.