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2015: WhoGoHost CEO issues ‘high alert’ on website hackings

2015: WhoGoHost CEO issues ‘high alert’ on website hackings
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Toba Obaniyi, CEO of WhoGoHost Limited, one of Nigeria’s leading web hosting companies has warned Internet users to be on “high alert” over expected surge of website hackings in 2015.
According to Obaniyi, security experts believe that website hackings will be on the upswing this year following spates of attacks last year that exceeded any other year.

[su_quote cite=”Toba Obaniyi, CEO of WhoGoHost Limited”]“WordPress sites are especially vulnerable since most users do not take extra care to secure their sites. As such, hackers exploit the known security loopholes to gain access. Sadly, your hosting provider cannot do much to protect your site” [/su_quote]

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“Hackers seemed to have had a field day last year, as more sites were hacked last year than any previous year. Security experts believe that the situation would probably be worse this year, and I think you should be on high alert. I don’t mean to scare you, but that beautiful site of yours could get defaced and you may lose everything!”, Obaniyi said in a message to the company’s customers.
According to him, users of WordPress, the popular open source Content Management System (CMS) used by millions of websites on the Internet may become more vulnerable to expected attacks in the new year.
“WordPress sites are especially vulnerable since most users do not take extra care to secure their sites. As such, hackers exploit the known security loopholes to gain access. Sadly, your hosting provider cannot do much to protect your site”, he says.
To avert attacks, the CEO of WhoGoHost advises websites owners to take the underlisted necessary steps to add higher levels of security to their websites:
▪ Change all your passwords to stronger ones. You may generate a strong password using sites such as www.strongpasswordgenerator.com.
▪ Upgrade all your scripts and plugins/extensions to the latest version. Also, install security plugins such as iThemes Security plugin for WordPress which would additionally harden your WordPress site.
▪ Enable second factor with your email provider to reduce the risk of your email account getting compromised. You should also enable second factor authentication for your clientarea on our site. You may click here to learn how to proceed with this.
▪ Only visit sites that you trust and download email attachments that have been scanned.
▪ Regularly scan your devices with updated antivirus applications and malware scanners
▪ Purchase SiteLock to better protect your site. Visit here to learn how to get started.
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