Is your online security a problem?

security-tips

Internet Marketing Blue Mountains is something where many business find themselves worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves defenseless. Therefore I want to show you a number of tips and tricks I have picked up to assist you as a business in Blue Mountains so as to make sure you are not ruining your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress due to the fact that it is the most commonly used system, and there are many really uncomplicated ways that help make it more protected.

There is a remarkably large number of people that visit us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can differ from some horrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even getting some malicious sites set up ads that you don’t want.

So my first item of advice refers to passwords. Way too many people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every little thing, or it is something really common. Do not use your date of birth, your dogs name, or your email name. you want letters, numbers and symbols. It may be annoying to recall but there are clever ways to think about this. One that I have seen used really well is to pick something easy to recollect, such as a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Blue Mountains business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still very easy to remember, but far tougher to guess. Same rules apply to your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make certain you look at security plug-ins. These are really essential and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would suggest that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for ages, and I have had patrons that really like the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My last piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and buy something with much better security. Most business that have security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is effortless but has far too many areas that can be exploited. Don’t get me wrong, many themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to merely invest $20 and get a respectable one which is known for security. I would suggest investigating http://www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes free of charge as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, practical pieces of advice that you can implement this very day if you want to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and invest in a good theme. Your INTERNET MARKETING campaign is not going to do you any good if your website is open to security threats and no one trusts you anymore. If you have any security concerns at the moment, or you want to learn more about what else you can do with INTERNET MARKETING feel free to contact us here at Internet Marketing Experts Blue Mountains on 1300 595 013 or visit, .internetmarketingexpertsBlue Mountains.com.au.

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