You’ve been running WordPress (or any other online application) for years. You’ve never worried about doing updates, toughening up your password, or increasing your site security, and there have never been any problems. You’re fine, right?
Wrong… You’re just lucky.
You may not even be lucky. Some hacks can silently operate on your website and deliver malware to your users’ devices. This will get you blacklisted by search engines and blocked by anti-virus software, which will result in people seeing something like the image below when they try to go to your website.
Would you risk returning to a website if you saw this?
The fact is, if you are using an outdated online application, hackers will find you. It’s only a matter of time.
I’m not saying this to be alarmist, it’s just an unfortunate fact of life online. While WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, are particularly targeted, due to their popularity, no program is immune. Applying updates when they are released, running regular backups, installing security, and using secure passwords are as important as locking your doors in a bad neighbourhood.
Unfortunately, too many people don’t realise the importance of maintaining their website security, aren’t sure how to tackle it, or they procrastinate.
If managing your site security seems daunting to you or you just don’t have the time, I offer a security maintenance packages that will take care of all that for you.