Google reported that hacked websites increased by a staggering 32 per cent in 2016. Although more websites are becoming vulnerable, yours does not have to be one of them.
Here are some steps that can be taken to reduce the possibility of your website being exploited:
1. Secure password
Use passwords that are difficult to guess. Familiar words, such as months and days of the week, make the work of hackers very easy. Choose longer passwords with combinations of letters, numbers and special characters. Do not use the same password for all your online accounts, and change your password at intervals.
2. Regular updates
Keep websites updated. This is especially important for websites built on content management systems such as WordPress. Ensure that plug-ins and themes are updated, and that you are using the latest WordPress version.
3. Limited login attempts
Limit login attempts, as this …