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19 Oct

Infographic: What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
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WordPress takes their security very seriously. That's why, in itself, WordPress is extremely secure and you have nothing to worry about. Majority of security loopholes occur when users start installing less than reputable themes and plugins. Sometimes, even the best ones might have issues as well. Hackers get more resourceful every day, so nobody is really 100% safe, but you definitely can take the steps to minimize the risk of an attack as much as possible. This infographic will tell you how to spot the signs that a security breach might have...

16 Oct

What to Do if Your WordPress Website Was Hacked
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WordPress is the world’s most popular way to build websites. Of the top 10 million sites on the internet, nearly 30% are powered by WordPress. It’s no wonder that the company behind WordPress i.e. Automattic, has a highly skilled and expert team of programmers called the ‘WordPress Core Team’. These world-leading experts are responsible for securing the core WordPress software from hackers and malicious attacks. As you know, you can install various themes and plugins in WordPress to extend the functionality of your website. In a few rare instances, there are...

5 Oct

Infographic: Features to Keep Your Website Secure
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Website security is often an afterthought until something bad happens. Unfortunately, when it does happen, the consequences can be irreparable for your business and your reputation. In the worst case scenario, it might not affect just you, but also your customers, your partners, and anyone else who has shared their data through your website in any way. Don't postpone taking care of your website (and your customers') security until it's too late. In this infographic we have listed the security features you should be taking advantage of to ensure the digital safety of...

28 Sep

Why do you need SSL Certificates
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The internet is a wonderful place to do business because of how easy it is for your customers to find you online. The problem is, they are not the only ones taking an interest in your online activities, business or otherwise. There are criminal elements that want your data to make a quick buck, putting your business and finances at risk. They are able to do this by intercepting communications between your website and your customers, committing what’s known as a man-in-the-middle attack. These attacks have become ever more common in...

20 Sep

Website Security – Why You Should Care
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When you’re setting up a new site, migrating, or upgrading your brand’s existing website, security is likely to be low on your priority list. It’s not uncommon, given everything you’re juggling to get a site online. The unfortunate truth is that small- to mid-sized businesses, even startups, have every reason to be just as concerned about security as a globally-operating enterprise brand. You may see headlines focusing on data breaches for brands like Target and Sony, but that’s only because startups and small operations don’t carry enough reach to warrant news coverage....

25 May

How the GDPR Affects You and What HostPapa is Doing With These Changes
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. If you have an online business or a presence on the Internet of any kind, chances are you’ve heard of the GDPR already, since it was created back in 2016. If you haven’t, here is what you need to know: The GDPR is a law being placed in the European Union and the UK about data protection and privacy. The main focus of the GDPR is to give people more control of their online personal data. If you...