23 Mar '12, 6pm

I Got Hacked. Here’s What I Learned From It

I Got Hacked. Here’s What I Learned From It

Keep all scripts on your site up-to-date. This is an oldie but a goodie. Hackers are always looking for exploits in scripts that are used on millions of sites. When they find an exploit it usually isn’t too long until the creator of the script puts-out an update closing the security hole. If you don’t keep all of your scripts and plugins (if you’re using WordPress) up-to-date you’re leaving yourself open to well known hacks, which hackers love! Be careful which WordPress Plugins you install. Make sure that all the plugins you use on your site are from trusted sources. Do a Google search and make sure there aren’t a ton of complaints about exploits or sites being hacked running this plugin. Hire an expert. Last, but certainly not least is a lesson I learned a long time ago but can’t stress enough. Don’t try to fix it yourself, hire a pro who knows what they are doing. Admin...

Full article: http://morganlinton.com/i-got-hacked-heres-what-i-learned...

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