Rather than being “bossy” and telling people what NOT to do to NOT get hacked, I’m just going to tell you some ways you can get hacked. I mean, it’s quite helpful, I think… If you want to get hacked, that is…
- If you haven’t changed your password recently, and you let someone who knows that password go into your stuff, piss them off. Just do it. I don’t know, maybe they’ll want revenge and hack you and screw up all of your stuff.
- Use the same password. FOR EVERYTHING.
- Use something that’s common as your password, but make sure it’s common enough that it’s recognized as strong, because when it’s common and strong, it must be either strongly common or commonly strong; I haven’t figured out which yet, but maybe you can.
- Hint at what your password may be on your blogs, on social media networks, on everywhere.
- Keep plugins you’re not using deactivated and on your website, even though that increases the easibility1 of hackers who want to hack you.
- Use old and outdated themes and plugins, because they may have loopholes and make it easier for hackers to hack you.
- Don’t install a security plugin like Better WP Security and set it up. I did this, and I haven’t been hacked in so long. Also, don’t pay attention to the log in attempts and have your host block the IP addresses. If you do, you’ll be less likely to get hacked.2
- Don’t research your plugins first. Plugins like Contact Form 7 that were once safe a year or so ago now have reports stating their websites were hacked soon after updating. I haven’t used it since last summer, because I was hacked immediately after updating this plugin. Its CAPTCHA plugin that is also needed is easily hackable as well.
- Don’t keep a backup of your site frequently in case anything happens. Otherwise, you’ll actually have something to restore it to!
- Don’t try to secure your WordPress even though ANY WordPress installation is vulnerable even with a security plugin. Anything you do to prevent a hacking can still backfire – I mean, the Titanic still sank… Some hacker may have an iceberg that causes your site to sink.
And that’s all.
For those of you who did not/cannot understand that everything above this paragraph is complete sarcasm, it’s not my fault if you take my tips seriously. For some reason, being serious doesn’t seem to get through to some people. -.-
I do secure people’s sites, but I no longer do it for free. (Sorry, too many people undid what I did and then told me I screwed up their site!)