Per Richard’s suggestion (ActNow), I am writing this informational post for our awesome community. It may be helpful especially for non-technical users or newbies to WordPress who may not know have knowledge in this subject matter.

Every now and then, users reach out to me regarding a variety of issues such as hacked sites, malware / viruses, site corruption, server data lost, etc. So in this thread, I want to share some facts, good tips, and preventive measures for our community to protect their assets and their sanity.

Let’s begin with some basic facts. I know most of you are very tech-savvy and you know this information already, but some of our less technical users may find it useful.

Fact #1:
If you do not protect your computer (yes, your PC or Mac), then you are leaving yourself open to potential viruses and security risks. No arguing this fact, right?