by Aftaab Gulam, a creative, a problem solver, a listener, and a WordCamp Seattle 2016 Speaker
I’ve been using WordPress for several years without issue. One day, I received an email from my host telling me they’d suspended my site. This was due to a large amount of spam sent from the domain.
Instant panic set in
I realized that I was in trouble as I had no backup of the site and would need to rebuild it from the ground up. All this hassle because a complete stranger wanted to sell Cialis.
I’d paid attention to form and function ignoring security. I assumed the host and platform were already secure.
Some of you are no doubt chuckling away to yourselves as you read this.
Yes, I learned the hard way
I want to share my experiences with you in the hope that you can avoid the same anxiety and frustration.
In my presentation, Hack Attack I will walk you through getting your site back online. I’ll show you some best practices to keep the undesirables out.
It is not possible to guarantee that you won’t get hacked. The harder it is to break in, the less chance the hacker will waste their time on your domain. These practices will help limit your liability moving forward and give you peace of mind.