Website Security Monitoring
Website Security Monitoring is mandatory on managed web hosting. It helps keep your website and site visitors safe and has become a part of being a “good neighbor” so to speak. If a website becomes infested with malware or other vulnerabilities, one of the penalties that can be instituted is to suspend the website if the site owner doesn’t mitigate the issues. Website suspension stops further hacking and protects visitors.
As part of our monthly website maintenance we monitor several sources for vulnerabilities. iThemes is one resource for plugin vulnerabilities that we like and trust. During website site updates, we update, remove and/or replace site vulnerabilities.
Yes, we used to offer free maintenance and security monitoring but it now takes more time and expertise so we must now charge for these services.
New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of March, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin, theme and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website.
The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup is divided into four different categories: