WordPress Sites Hacked!

WordPress Sites Hacked! Avatar Posted by AmyJordan under Online Marketing
From http://jupiterjimsmarketingteam.com 449 days ago
Made Hot by: lyceum on May 9, 2013 9:25 am
There has been a global attack on sites using WordPress, specifically trying to find your password. I will show you how to prevent this in my article!

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Written by lyceum
443 days ago

Jim: Thanks for your comment and support! I will talk to my WordPress webmaster about the future site for Americanized.org. I will tell him that you have video tutorials. Have you used Genesis framework? Do you have suggestions on a suitable template for my site?

"I hope you pick WordPres. Because it's so popular, there's lots of support for it. Plus you can always ask me for help, plus I have over 90 free video tutorials as well! LOL"



Written by lyceum
446 days ago

Jim: Thanks for your feedback on my Americanized banner! :) I haven't decided which web platform that I will use in the future. Maybe I will pick Wordpress... ;)



Written by jupiterjim
443 days ago

Martin,

I hope you pick WordPres. Because it's so popular, there's lots of support for it. Plus you can always ask me for help, plus I have over 90 free video tutorials as well! LOL



Written by lyceum
447 days ago

Jim: Yes, change is the only constant thing in this industry! ;)

I think that Wordpress is having a real challenge to keep up with all the spammers putting out crap out there and hackers trying to destroy stuff. The solution according to my view is start with a premium service or get a better security package installed from the start.

I would appreciate if you would read my post: http://ego.posthaven.com/posthaven-is-a-safe-haven-for-post-posterous



Written by jupiterjim
443 days ago

Martin,

I wanted to leave a comment on your post there at posthaven, but couldn't figure out how to do it. Sorry about that.



Written by jupiterjim
447 days ago

Martin,

I love Your Americanized Banner!



Written by lyceum
448 days ago

Jim:

It out there on the marketplace if Wordpress will continue to be the leader in future. I think that we will see premium alternatives at a good value that will compete with Wordpress. Take Squarespace for example. You get hosting and a web tool in one and you could design nice sites in an easy way.



Written by jupiterjim
448 days ago

Even if another alternative comes along. WordPress has popularity. So many people have invested in creating themes and plugins and tutorials and videos and being WordPress Website Designers (like myself), that even if something better comes along, they will be slow to switch over. That's just my opinion. But at one point Internet Explorer was the most popular browser, so change is inevitable! Come to think of it, Netscape was extremely popular as a browser at one point! What happened there? Change.



Written by BizRock
448 days ago

That is hard punch for WordPress, but again WordPress will be my number 1 CMS! :)

Thank you for sharing!



Written by jupiterjim
448 days ago

WordPress is the best, so we just need to work with it and keep safe. All software is vulnerable. I recommend two important WP free security plugins on my site, as well.



Written by lyceum
448 days ago

Jim: Thanks for your reply. I will inform my colleague about this. Do you have a solution for this security problem in the long run? Do you think that Wordpress always be under attack due to its popularity and free web template that could attracts scammers and spammers?



Written by jupiterjim
448 days ago

Yes, I recommend some great WP Security plugins on my recent blog posts.



Written by jupiterjim
448 days ago

I will always user WordPress. There are lots of ways to keep the site safe! The problem is that most people just have no idea how to keep it safe, and if they do know, they are too lazy to do anything until it is too late.

The #1 most important thing you can do is to have a secure backup. I have a free backupplugin on my site OR BackupBuddy is the best but it costs money.

I hope this helps.

~ Jupiter Jim



Written by jupiterjim
449 days ago

Wow! It was really cool to see that someone had shared my WordPress article on hacking on BizSugar!

Many people are STILL USING 'admin' as a login username in WordPress. This is a huge mistake and a huge vulnerability!

Fortunately, it's real easy to fix.

I have a video tutorial on how to change the 'admin' login name to something else more secret:

http://jupiterjimsmarketingteam.com/2013/05/01/how-to-change-admin-username-in-wordpress/

It only takes a few minutes and is So Easy to do.

So please do it!

Take Care,

Jupiter Jim



Written by lyceum
449 days ago

Jupiter Jim: Thanks for shedding light on the vulnerability of the Word Press infrastructure. I will pass on this information to my friend who is taking care of our sites built on the WordPress platform.

I have shared my ideas on free, freemium and premium web platforms in a post on my new site Americanized (placed on a new platform called Post Haven).



Written by jupiterjim
449 days ago

Martin,

I am glad I was able to bring this to your attention. In the replies to this article, I left a comment with a link to a simple article and video tutorial on how to change your username from 'admin' to something more secure. On my blog you will also find another article sharing my favorite WordPress security plugins.

Thanks for sharing your comment



Written by Webdev1
449 days ago

Thanks for sharing this information. I just recently heard about this brute force attack. This is scary especially for those in business. I am hoping to see more informative posts from you.



Written by jupiterjim
448 days ago

I not trying to promote my own site but I have a few other critcal articles with important but simple security measures and plugins. I hope you will search on my site for them. They are invaluable. Don't wait till it's too late!



Written by tiroberts
449 days ago

Great post. It's very important to keep your site secured and safe when attempting to run a online business. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and insights with us. I'm glad to have found your content on bizsuagr.com. I hope to see more of your posts here. :)

Ti



Written by jupiterjim
448 days ago

I'm glad you liked my post. I have more security posts on my blog and I have over 90 WordPress Video Tutorials for free if you are interested. Thanks for commenting!

~ Jupiter Jim



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