Read this if you use WordPress…
No matter whether you use WordPress or any other website builder, blogging platform or content management system, you are vulnerable to attack!
As you must know by now because of all of my bitching, my computer fried a few weeks ago from a very nasty virus. Everything is restored and hunky dory now, but it was 3 weeks of Dell Hell, that’s for sure.
I had just downloaded a PDF from a well-known marketer and was directed back to their site when suddenly the virus fried everything. My first thought was that it came from the site. On second thought I decided it must be a coincidence, right? You don’t get viruses from well-known and trusted marketers, do you? Now I’m not so sure.
A geek friend of mine informed me that viruses and all sorts of malware can “stick” to your website without you ever having a clue or becoming infected yourself and you can unwittingly passed them on anyone who lands on your site or clicks on a certain page or button. Imagine how this would affect your reputation and traffic if it got out that it came from your site!
As a matter of fact you can get malware that attaches to your site through plugins. A colleague of mine just told me she had to remove the Twitter Tool plug in because it had malware!
This is not a problem that only affects you if you use WordPress. It wouldn’t matter what content management system you use, WordPress or any other platform, the evil bastages can find a way in. I just wanted to share a free way to make sure that your sites are clean.
You can use the free version to check your sites for malware here. I’ve tested it on all of my sites and it is safe to use.
Please leave a comment and let me know if this was helpful.
Love and blessings,
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