24/7 WORDPRESS SECURITY AND MAINTENANCE
WordPress Security Geeks will fix, secure and maintain your website. We continuously scan your website, fixing security issues before they infiltrated your website. But we don’t stop there, we apply ‘WordPress Security and Maintenance Best Practices’ to keep your website healthy and search engine friendly.
Why choose WP Security Geeks? We do the normal security most of our competitors include: daily scans for malware, backups and automatic malware removal, updating both WordPress and Plugins. But what sets us apart is going the extra mile: Adding Enhanced WordPress Security, Spam Detection, spam removal along with a Monthly Report. Our Premium version is the cream. We run webmaster tools checking for broken link, site speed, robot.txt, sitemap, and many other validations that affect your search engine rankings. It’s like having your own in-house webmaster, without the expense.Protect your WordPress website investment, with round the clock security, continuous maintenance and updates.
- Monitoring for Malware
- Continuous Scans
- Fix Google Attack Page
- Traffic Alerts
- Optional Daily, Weekly, Monthly
- Backup Rotation Scheme
- Restore Services
- Cloud Storage or Email
- Latest WordPress version
- Latest Plugin updates
- Remove Spam
- Enhance WordPress Security
- Page Speed
- Validate HTML
- Broken Links
- Crawl Errors
That’s right! While this statistic speaks well of the WordPress ease and functionality, it also makes this platform the most targeted type of platform for hackers to attack.
WordPress is also easy for the non-technical business owner. The business owner, or his web designer rarely sets up security for his website, making the website an easy target. Over 85% of website owners don’t know how vulnerable their website is, until they have been hacked. Sadly, it’s not even personal. A hacker ‘invests’ in a software program that unleashes the malware, which visits millions of websites. Websites that are vulnerable get attacked.read more…
There are many types of malware. Within these types, there are hundreds and thousands of variations. Here are a few and how they operate:Virus A virus is a malware program that, when activated or executed, inserts copies or modified copies of itself areas of your computer including: programs, data files, or the boot sector of your hard drive. When activated, these affected areas get infected. Kinda like someone has a cold and spreads it…and some people get it bad and others don’t. There are many ways a virus can infect your website, all require requiring the hacker to access to the Web server in some way or another. The hacker usually accomplishes access through virus spread through emails and program to a personal computer logging keystrokes of the personal computer. When logging into their web hosting account, their password is cataloged into a database automatically and the account is hacked. Sound crazy, but if you want proof, download Ghostery for free and see whose tracking you. Surprise when you have 5-20 friends you never knew existed spying on you.
Worm Computer worms are similar to viruses in that they replicate themselves and can cause the same type of damage. In contrast to viruses, which require the spreading of an infected host file, worms are standalone software and do not require a host program or human help to propagate. To spread, worms either exploit a vulnerability on the target system or use some kind of social engineering to trick users into executing them. A worm enters a computer through a vulnerability in the system and takes advantage of file-transport or information-transport features on the system, allowing it to travel unaided.
Trojan A Trojan is another type of malware named after the wooden horse the Greeks used to infiltrate Troy. It is a harmful piece of software that looks legitimate. Users are typically tricked into loading and executing it on their systems. After it is activated, it can achieve any number of attacks on the host, from irritating the user (popping up windows or changing desktops) to damaging the host (deleting files, stealing data, or activating and spreading other malware, such as viruses). Trojans are also known to create back doors to give malicious users access to the system.
Spam Typically website spam is for comments and reviews. The spammers’ aim is not to redirect some of your traffic to their site, which is the obvious initial conclusion; it is to increase their (or their clients’) ranking in search engines. Most search engines now count in a site’s ranking how many other Websites have linked to it. By leaving comments on your site, the spammers’ sites can achieve a slightly higher search engine ranking.
The spammers’ job is to get around spam-blockers and target the security of individual Websites; though occasionally they do so on a manual basis, by far the most common forms of comment spam are achieved with spam “bots” or scripts. Unfortunately, many site owners don’t focus on their Websites as their day job, which can make adapting to spam bots difficult.
SQL Injection SQL injection is a code injection technique, used to attack data-driven applications, in which malicious SQL statements are inserted into an entry field for execution (e.g. to dump the database contents to the attacker). SQL injection must exploit a security vulnerability in an application’s software, for example, when user input is either incorrectly filtered for string literal escape characters embedded in SQL statements or user input is not strongly typed and unexpectedly executed. SQL injection is mostly known as an attack vector for websites but can be used to attack any type of SQL database. In a 2012 study, security company Imperva observed that the average web application received 4 attack campaigns per month, and retailers received twice as many attacks as other industries.
Backdoor Backdoor is an undocumented way of accessing a system, bypassing the normal authentication mechanisms. Some back doors are placed in the software by the original programmer and others are placed on systems through a system compromise, such as a virus or worm. Usually, attackers use back doors for easier and continued access to a system after it has been compromised.
Darkleech In 2013 Mysterious Darkleech 2013 attacked over 20,000 websites. According to Security Week: Mysterious Darkleech entered into hosting companies; godaddy, hostgator, and others prominent hosting companies in early 2013, attacking hosting companies using Apache servers. Darkleech injects invisible code into webpages, which in turn surreptitiously opens a connection that exposes visitors to malicious third-party websites.
Darkleech gained momentum and is reported to be the most common web-based malware of 2014. It had already affected more than 40,000 website IPs and domains in 2013. Some of the most prominent websites affected by Darkleech include Seagate and the Los Angeles Times.
and guess what….Darkleech is baaaaack….Sucuri has reported on March 26, 2015:
“Darkleech is a nasty malware infection that infects web servers at the root level. It use malicious Apache modules to insert hidden iframes with certain responses. It’s difficult to detect because the malware is only active when both the server and site admins are not logged in and the iframe is only injected once a day (or once a week in some versions) per IP address. This means that the infection symptoms are difficult to reproduce. Since it’s a server-level infection even the most thorough remote scans won’t reveal anything. Even when the culprit is identified, website owners may not be able to resolve the issue without help of a server administrator.
Darkleech compromised web servers were responsible for delivering some exceptionally serious malware, including Nymaim ransomware, which encrypted users’ files and demanded a $300 payment to provide the key. Wow. The extortion seen in the movies. If that doesn’t beat all. As a footnote, ten of our (Geeks Marketing) websites were attacked and forever changed the way we do WordPress Security.
WordPress Security isn’t that difficult if it’s continuously maintained. It’s the art of continuous scanning, looking for anomalies, updating, cleansing, and good website housekeeping (webmaster tools) that also has the additional benefits of ranking higher in the search engines.