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    How to protect site from getting hacked?

    1. Always, use strong passwords and use a different password in every place where a password is needed
    2. Always keep your WordPress, forums, and other scripts updated to the most recent version
    3. Be careful about security when you write your own PHP scripts. It is very easy to create a security hole by accident when writing your own code.
    4. Keep viruses and spyware off your computer

    These steps will help to avoid website hacking.
    Last edited by Jack_Wood; 03-27-2012 at 12:01 PM.

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    Oh, great. Might it be helpful for us. Let's try these tips.

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    I think the issue of protecting a site from getting hacked or exploited remains heavily on the host. If they have the latest security protocols patched, you will be protected. On your end, you can make sure the scripts (especially PHP scripts) are up to date for the latest security patches.
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    Along with protecting our website from being hacked, it our responsibility to protect our website users personal information. This can be done by initiating the security procedures like SSL/TLS encryption (secure socket layer encryption).

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    It is also recommended to your make own backups for security reasons, along with server backups.
    Do not keep same passwords for too long, change them at least once in a month.

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    Yes jack_Wood points are most relevant and within my 6 years of Hosting support experience I haven't seen a root exploit or more than 95% of hacks are due to improper software/plugin updates, or password being compromised. The best go would be to chose a host who does backup atleast bi-daily and have your own weekly backups. Have a very complex password, and make sure your computers are not infected.

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    As well as preventative action, you should also keep a regular backup, this more than anything else allows you to sleep at night.

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    Install wordpress security plug-ins as well to make sure. You need wp better security. I have used this to change my unsecured wordpress install however be careful when altering files because you might break your own website especially if the plug-in needs to be uninstalled in the future.

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    Security is the host's responsibility. I stay with my host because 4 years in, I still haven't gotten hacked and I handle a lot of credit cards from clients.
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    Keep your computer clean from viruses and trojans! Many hacking attempts obviously comes with the help of infected computers, so don't be surprised of the crack if you login to your site's admin panel with the infected computer.

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