What to Do if Your WordPress Site is Hacked

It’s every business owner’s biggest fear: hearing that their website has been compromised. Though WordPress is a safe platform, all websites are vulnerable to hacks, especially if they aren’t running the latest WordPress security plugins. But if the damage is already done, hope is not lost; there are a few ways you can work to recover content, repair the hack, and most importantly, protect your website from future attacks.

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Meet Jetpack: Behind the Scenes with a WordPress Security Expert

Cybercriminals are a serious threat to anyone who uses the internet. And website owners have even more responsibility to protect their work and users. But the good news is that the WordPress community is full of people dedicated to stopping the bad guys. And Jetpack is proud to employ some of the world’s most acclaimed WordPress security experts. It’s how we stay one step ahead of threats and provide powerful tools that make it easier for everyone to remain safe. 

We sat down with Fioravante Souza, a WordPress security expert and researcher, to get his inside take. 

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Jetpack Turns 10

Jetpack was born in March 2011. For the last 10 years, we’ve been happy to help you protect, speed up, and grow your business or hobby. Thanks for letting us travel with you on your journey towards success. 

Check out our birthday celebration site for an interactive exploration of how Jetpack has helped WordPress sites over the years. 

Here’s to the next 10 years!

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Vulnerabilities Found in Patreon WordPress plugin

During an internal audit of the Patreon plugin for WordPress, the Jetpack Scan team found several weak points that would allow someone to take over a website.

These vulnerabilities were disclosed to the plugin authors, who promptly released version 1.7.2, which fixes all of these issues. If you’re running an older version of the plugin, please update today!

Read on for all of the technical details. If this goes over your head, don’t worry. We offer Jetpack Scan to handle malware scanning and automated upgrades or removal for you.

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How to Secure Your WooCommerce Store

When you’re running an online store, security is a top concern. After all, it’s not just your site content you have to protect — you also need to keep customer information and order data safe.

If you’re considering starting an online store, or if it already makes up part of your income, then it’s time to ensure that you’ve fully protected your business.

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The Complete WooCommerce Security Checklist

As a WooCommerce store owner, you know the importance of security. You want to protect your valuable customer data and, if your site is hacked, you risk losing sales and damaging your hard-earned reputation.

But where do you start? And how do you know if your site is protected?

We’ve put together a WooCommerce security checklist that acts as a guide to securing your website. If you can answer “yes” to the following questions, then you’re off to an excellent start! 

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How Hackers Abuse Leaked Passwords for Profit

Here at Jetpack, we have noticed an increase in the number of sites affected with a fake plugin ingeniously called: WordPress Editor. And since it’s been happening more frequently, we decided to write about it.

Before we go any further, if you have this plugin installed and activated on your WordPress site, you should immediately follow these steps:

  1. Remove the plugin.
  2. Change your current admin password and make sure to use a strong one.
  3. Review all admin users; if the attacker had access to your site they may have created new users.
  4. Change passwords for any other valid admin accounts.
  5. Enable 2FA for all admin accounts.

Now, with that out of the way, let’s see what this bad code does.

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Jetpack Backup vs. UpdraftPlus — Choosing the Right Backup Plugin for Your Site

Whether you run a blog, online store, service-based business, or personal website, backups are an important piece of infrastructure. They protect your hard work against hackers and mistakes, ensuring that even if something goes wrong, you don’t lose everything.

There are a variety of WordPress backup plugins you can choose from, but we took a moment to compare two popular choices — Jetpack Backup and UpdraftPlus.

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Comparing Anti-spam Solutions for WordPress Websites

Handling spam messages and comments on your website can be a hassle. You have to spend a lot of time going through each comment one by one to figure out which ones are real. Anti-spam solutions for WordPress monitor and filter comments so you don’t have to.

You’ve likely heard of popular options like Akismet, Jetpack Anti-spam, Antispam Bee, and Titan Anti-Spam. To help you find the best solution for your site, we’re going to dive into important features you should consider.

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Five Ways a WooCommerce Backup Plugin Can Save Your Business

It takes a lot to build a successful online store, and the last thing you want is to lose all of that hard work. But permanently losing your website or customer data should never happen, because it’s completely avoidable. And if you use the best WooCommerce backup plugin — Jetpack Backup — it never will. 

Here are five ways Jetpack Backup can save your website and your business.

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