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Blog got hacked. How should I better secure my site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by cyrusv, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. cyrusv

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    Long story short, I found backlinks to a .xyz site with anchor text "seo site" in my blog articles. It could have been worst.

    How can I better secure my site? Do they hack in via my ipage account or do they hack my wp account?
     
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    Change your password, keep any plugins up to date, use a secure theme, and look into getting some WP security plugins.
     
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    Install wordfence, it's the best of free plugins.
     
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    Keeping plugins updated is one of the most important things you can do. Most JS injections come from people failing to update plugins.
     
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    There used to be an old blog post titled how to harden your wordpress. If that's still around, it's a pretty good guide.

    Also you better recover from a good backup (both db and files). Your current site is probably compromised for good.