As someone who provides ongoing WordPress Website Care and Maintenance, a few things have come to my attention in recent months. The first is that there are three distinct types of WordPress website owners when it comes to security. And the second is that people mistakenly think hackers are only targeting big brands, banks and government sites. So let’s talk a little bit about both.
Hackers Only Care About BIG IMPORTANT websites…NOT!
While it’s true that when I first began providing WordPress Website maintenance services I seldom received notifications of attempted logins for my clients, that’s no longer the case. I provide services to a wide variety of clients from simple bloggers to online stores. In the past three months all of them have had some sort of activity flagged by my security monitoring that indicated attempts to login or otherwise gain access to the website by unauthorized persons. All of them.
Just because you haven’t been hacked yet doesn’t mean someone isn’t out there trying. That means that maintaining your WordPress website is more important than ever. Which brings us to how owners of WordPress websites tend to react to website security.