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 too horrified to recall exactly what it said. I was concerned I had spent hours on being destroyed plus humiliated that the people on the call had seen me so vulnerable.
I back up my blogs using a free plugin WP DB Backup. I can restore my website to the last 13, if anything happens. I use WP Security Scan plugin to scan my site and WordPress Firewall to block requests that are suspicious-looking to secure your wordpress website.
Backup plug-ins is also important. You want to backup all the files and database so in the event of a sudden attack, you can easily bring back your blog like nothing happened.
Exclude pages - This plugin adds a checkbox,"include this page in menus", which is checked by default. If you uncheck it, the page will not appear in any listings of pages (which contains, and click this site is usually restricted to, your page navigation menus).
It's time use this individual's name and identity and to register for a new Facebook accounts. After I get it all set up, I'll be telling you posing as your friend and asking you to be friends with me on Facebook (or Twitter, or whichever societal site).
There are always going to be risks being online (or even just being alive!) Also it's easy to get caught up in the panic. As soon as we get caught up in the fear, we often put the breaks on. This isn't a reaction. Take some common sense precautions forge ahead. If something does happen, it is going to have to be dealt with then and of quaking in your boots 23, no amount will have helped. All is good, if nothing does and you haven't made yourself sick.