Website Updates Are A Roadmap For Hackers!
Your website is already under attack – in fact, over 60 times every day and counting. So, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” they’ll get through. This grim but inescapable reality of technology in the 21st century is one that comes with serious consequences. Research shows that 60% of small businesses hit by a malware attack will be out of business within six months*.
So, backing up your site regularly and keeping it malware free by applying all relevant updates are two ways to minimise your chances of becoming another statistic.
However, herein lies another problem. Doing these things is great but doing them consistently is critical!
Every Update Brings Hackers Closer to Cracking Your Website
When WordPress updates their core files to fix exploitable vulnerabilities, they also lay down a roadmap for hackers highlighting their weak spots. The same goes for patches issued by developers for themes and plugins.
The moment updates go live, hackers update their malware injection bots, and this brings them one step closer to accessing your website.
Your Biggest Exploitable Vulnerability Remains A Lack of Time
Hackers send out these bots to infect any and all sites they find that haven't been updated. So, if you’re not backing up your website or staying on top of updates the moment they go live, you’re potentially in very serious trouble.
As a small business owner, we know how strapped you are for time. Unfortunately, so do hackers. In fact, your “lack of time” remains your primary exploitable vulnerability, and one that hackers won’t think twice about taking advantage of.
The solution: Invest in a webmax365 Plan and we’ll make sure the hackers’ maps are “out of date”!
(*US National Cyber Security Alliance)