You may have noticed there seem to be more attacks lately on WordPress sites. You may think that it has something to do with WordPress itself and want nothing to do with WordPress, but the truth of the matter is that it’s just like having a Mac vs. a PC. PC users are more likely to get hit with viruses because there are more users who can be affected than Mac users, making them a better target for hackers. WordPress can be a great “system” on which to build your blog/site so long as you are educated on the proper ways to protect your site. I ran across this post today from Church Mag that I think is worth taking a hard look at.

Education is the key. Did you that strong passwords, difficult usernames and keeping your computer clean and free of viruses are three of the best ways to begin protecting your WordPress site? It’s true! There are some other things you can do to keep your site hack-free and operational, but those are three steps you need to take to help out.

DON’T FORGET — Your site is located on the internet. So whether you use WordPress, Joomla, or some other “system” to build your site on, or even just plain ole’ HTML and CSS, your site is always a potential target for a hacker. The question is, how easy will you make it for them to get in?