Friday, 14 March 2014 11:59

WordPress Dos/DDoS Attacks - Improve your Website Security

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    know your website securityIt has been recently uncovered that multiple DoS / DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks have been taking place on WordPress website in which attackers are abusing the built-in pingback feature found in WordPress to carry out DDOS attacks on sites.

    If you're website is based on the WordPress platform, there is the possibility for your site to be used in a Denial of Service attack.  What is a DoS/DDoS Attack?

    The attackers are using the pingback feature in WordPress to perform Flood Attacks. This attack goes beyond the WordPress platform as it can be used to attack sites on any platform--e.g. Joomla, Drupal, osCommerce, vBulletin.

    If you website is experiencing a disruption in service, get in contact with your hosts, or we can shield your website from attacks in advance by improving your security. We'll activiate a website firewall that can virtually patch and protect you from issues like this.

    We've cleared many websites of malware and it is not a pleasent experience for the business owner. The site goes down and becomes blacklisted through no fault of your own.

    The Internet is only secure if we all partisipate in making it secure. Improve your website security today.

    DoS attacks are certainly one of the worst things that can happen to you. Although you might not experience it any time soon, it would certainly help you out to install preventive measures and consult different web security websites that could help out!

    Improve your Website Security!

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    Jason Williams

    Jason Williams founded Joint Plan after a successful 17 year career in Corporate IT to return to his roots in small business, where change and improvement has a more significant and positive impact for the small business owner and their employees.