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Introducing Jetpack Scan: Stay Ahead of Malware Threats

Your website is essential to your business: it puts you in front of potential customers, gives you a platform to share your passion, and, in many cases, directly generates revenue. If it goes down for any reason, you miss out on valuable customers and visitors.

Hackers, viruses, and malware can bring down your website, either temporarily or permanently, and they’re always evolving. As a business owner, you simply don’t have time to worry about every single threat. You need to focus on running your business. But how can you still protect your hard work?

That’s where Jetpack Scan comes in.

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How to Prevent Malware with Jetpack

The AV-TEST Institute estimates that more than 250,000 new forms of malware attacks are created every day. If your site isn’t secured, one of these hundreds of thousands could end up targeting your WordPress website.

Given how common malware is, it’s important to understand exactly what it is and how to stop it from wreaking havoc on your site.

Today, we’ll define malware, discuss the most common types, and explain how to prevent malware with the help of Jetpack.

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Protect Your WordPress Site from These Security Threats

If you’re a passionate blogger, small business owner, or develop for WordPress for clients, your site might be your lifeblood. If a hacker were to compromise it in any way, it could be devastating — so much so that The U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance reports that an estimated 60% of small businesses go out of business six months after a cyberattack.

This statistic demonstrates that to prevent permanently closing the doors on your site, you should take every possible precaution to ensure website safety and security. Without a proactive approach to security, your website — and your business — could fall victim to a breach.

But with a proactive approach, you can rest assured that your website will stay up and running. In fact, there are a handful of strategies to follow and automated tools to use that address most website security needs.

Let’s examine five of the most common WordPress safety threats that you should look out for, and what you can do to combat them.

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