This site has been compromised a couple times this year, so I’ve taken a few steps to prevent it from happening in the future:
- Moved to a different host. Server security probably had little to do with this latest problem, but I’ve been looking for a reason to move to what I thought would be a faster host for a while. So, I’m back on Pair Networks, where this site was hosted for many years.
- Fresh installations of everything since many files had been compromised.
- Limited the number of WordPress plugins being used. One of the problems I had in the past was due to a vulnerability in a plugin. While I keep the plugins up to date, the fewer the better.
If you’re interested in securing your WordPress installation, this Hardening WordPress article is a good start.
For now, the site is rocking a default theme. I’ve been wanting to redesign the site anyway, so I don’t want to spend time reapplying tweaks to a theme I’m going to stop using anyway.
If you notice any strangeness, or broken things, please let me know.