It was Monday morning and I was on a call with a dozen others who are my peers. Each of us helps the small business owner with their businesses in one way or the other. It was at the end of the call and we were each sharing our websites and going over how to make little improvements here and there. Time was running out and there was just enough time for one more website review, I volunteered. As my site was coming up for all to see suddenly the screen turned a maroon red with an outline of a security officer with his hand stretched out and the words of"do not precede malware danger." There was more but I was horrified to recall exactly what it said. I was concerned on being ruined plus humiliated that the people on the call had seen me vulnerable, I had spent hours.
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Another step to take to make WordPress secure is to always upgrade WordPress to the latest version. The main reason for this is that there also come fixes for security holes that are older making it essential to update.
Bear in mind that the safety of your blogs depend on how you handle them. Make sure that you follow these tips that are basic to prevent exploits and hacks on your own blogs and websites.