Why Exploits Are The BIGGEST Threat To Your Website Today
You Are Already Paying for Other People’s Coding Mistakes!
1000’s of New Vulnerabilities Each Year Allow Hackers To Break In
Can you afford for your business to be DOWN for days or weeks? What would that cost you…
Like it or not you are already paying for other people’s mistakes… Vulnerabilities are programming mistakes that allow hackers to break into a website. So the main reason why security is such a big issue today is human error… It’s the reason for most accidents & the reason for 98%+ of hacker attacks.
Hackers Don’t Even Break a Sweat…
Download Exploit… Copy… Paste… Hacked!
10,000’s of Exploits are Available To Download For Free Right Now
There are literally 100’s of sites offering exploits allegedly for “ethical reasons”. These sites are like a free locksmith’s store with bump keys for any website. The reality is anyone can download an exploit & deploy it – this could be a hacker, someone you’ve upset or even a bad competitor.
1 Million+ Sites Were Hacked or Defaced by Exploits…
And That’s Just in the last 12 Months
In The last 12 months over a million sites were hacked or defaced by exploits. Just one simple plugin vulnerability allowed hackers to inject 50,000 sites with malware, defacements, phishing portals & spam.
In April 2015 over a million websites were left wide open to hackers when a vulnerability was found in a popular cache plugin. Now in 2016, that number has almost doubled.
Last month WordPress admitted that there was a major vulnerability that allowed hackers to launch amplified brute force attacks leaving ALL 73 million WordPress sites totally exposed.
Exploits are now the #1 risk to any WordPress owner. The biggest problem is NO QUALITY CONTROL – many WP plugin & theme writers are not trained in secure coding practices & the code isn’t checked so your site becomes a security guinea pig.
Just 1 Bad Plugin or Update & Your Site Is Theirs
How Would You Even You Which One?
Hackers have 1000’s of exploits at their disposal – these exploits don’t even require any skill – just COPY, PASTE, hit ENTER – HACKED!
Once a hacker discovers what vulnerability your site has it’s a simple case of Googling the “plugin name + exploit” – downloading the code & deploying it on your site.
Hackers are lazy by nature… it’s a common belief that hackers slave away trying to break into sites – nope… it’s a case of find a bad plugin in your code – download exploit & it’s all over.
Now unless you have loads of time on your hands to look through exploit sites or are a security programming genius that can find a needle in a haystack, you’ll never know how exposed you really are.
You’ll Get Blocked By Search Engines For Hosting…
A Fake Store, An Attack Site or A Phishing Site…
There’ s nothing worse than being told by one of your customers that your site is blocked by Google.
Before your site even gets blocked though there’s a very good chance that many of your visitors will become victims of hacking…
Their PC’s may be infected with password stealing malware, their credit card details may be skimmed, or they will simply see some activist’s message & totally lose trust in your business.
Now that’s hardly a sensible way to operate a business.
Your Site, Your Reputation, Your Rankings & Your Domain Value Destroyed
Most of us work our butts off to build a solid reliable businesses… We spend years building & ranking sites, building our reputations, we spend $1000’s on ranking… then some idiot sitting in their mother’s basement in his underpants screws it all up in a second.
Now even if you are diligent & have protected your site with the best security money can buy – you’ll still get hacked. An exploit is like giving a hacker the key to the door – currently there is little or no protection for that.
And to top it all whatever market credibility or value your website had… it’s gone – once hacked your site is worth buck squat … big fat zero!
It’s Going To Cost You Days & $1000’s To Restore, De-Blacklist + Re-Rank
Hacking is actually the least of your worries – the headaches that come afterwards are going to keep you busy for a very long time
Your site will almost certainty be blacklisted & the removal process means that you’ll have to apply to each one of the 30+ security agencies to get the all clear.
Before that comes the cleanup & trying to work out how much damage was done… you’ll probably need to restore from a backup – assuming you have a recent backup & you’ll also have to work out how the hacker got in to prevent the same thing happening again.
Then of course comes the costly task of regaining your site’s SEO ranking…
All because of a simple assumption that our site was safe…
If You Keep Getting Hacked By Exploits…You’ll Get Booted By Your Hosting Company!
If can’t pinpoint the the plugin or theme that caused you the problem, the chances are you’ll install it again & you’ll get hacked again.
Most of us don’t have the skill to work out which of our plugins/themes are vulnerable or the expertise to look through millions of lines of code to find the culprit – so your choice will be pay experts or guess.
If you think your host is going to spend hours with you trying to resolve the problem – they won’t. They are in the business of making money & charging you for hosting.
So if you keep getting hacked you’ll become a problem & they will simply terminate your service.
Think Your Site is Safe? Think Again…
92% Of Website Hack Attacks Are Via Exploits