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In a little over a month, over 100,000 WordPress websites have been hit by malware infections due to outdated versions of the Revolution Slider plugin according to SC Magazine. With the rapid spread of this threat, it is more important than ever to make sure you website is hardened against these attacks. If you fail to do so, you are at risk of having your website taken down by your web hosting company, being black listed by Google, and unwittingly spreading malware to your customers.
Unfortunately, over the past couple weeks we have spent a fair amount of time helping people who have been hit by attacks like this. One particular case involved a company with 22 websites hosted on one web server that got hit by a malware infestation that moved through every single website and infected 705 files. As a result, the hosting company immediately turned off all 22 websites! While we were able to help fix the problem, the company would have had a much better couple of days if they had spent a few pennies on prevention instead of many dollars on the cure.
In today’s post, I’m providing 3 major tips that you can use right now to help you stay safe and prevent a potential catastrophe from happening to your online presence.