Just like any software your website can get hacked into. Opensource CMS websites like WordPress and Drupal can be open to attack if you don’t run the security updates on a regular basis.
What’s the worst that can happen?
Spambots - your hacked website can end up sending out spam to thousands of email addresses. Which is a nuisance right? It’s worse than that, if your mail server is compromised through your website, it can blacklist the mail server, causing your email to go down. Many hosting companies will spot this before it gets to this stage as it’s their mail server that can get blacklisted affecting their other customers. Worse case scenario? Your website and email could be stopped which could have a devastating impact on your business.
What can I do?
Run those updates! If this is too technical, get someone who knows what they're doing to do it for you, on a regular basis. Web developers and website companies are the best people for the job. Not only do they have the technical expertise, but will also be up to date of the latest security vulnerabilities and be able to act before your website is affected. This is a service we offer, read more about our website care packages here
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Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens