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How To Protect Your Site From Hackers

pete12
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How To Protect Your Site From Hackers

Just a reminder to secure your sites against hacking.
Someone tried to hack one of my sites this week, thankfully I had installed a simple plugin called limit login.
You should also change your username from admin, and change your password to something not found in a dictionary- letters/ numbers and symbols.
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cecille.l
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Hi Pete,

I'm glad to hear your site was not hacked. We should always safeguard any information we share and use over the internet.

I use LastPass to protect my passwords for sites the I frequent. I only have to remember only ONE password to access all my other logins.

Have a great weekend!
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marketsearch
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Good stuff Pete. Yeah be sure to have a good long and strong password. I've had a sited hacked before. I ended up just getting ride of the site.
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pete12
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Hey marketresearch,
From what I have learnt, it doesn't matter how big or small your sit is, once the hacker "bots" target your site, if you don't have some protection they will get in.
At the very least, change the password to something not found in a dictionary.

Cecille, thanks for the tip with last password, I have heard of it, it is on my to do list right now.
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cecille.l
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Hi Pete,

You're welcome! I hope LastPass works well for you. :)

All the best!
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