How many times would you have walked out of the front door of your house for just a few minutes without really locking the house? Mmm… probably a few times??
But seriously, who’s going to break-in to your house or steal your car while you take a relaxing stroll outside or just park along the pavement to grab a cup of coffee from your favourite coffee shop!
No one would! That’s the instinctive thinking of human nature. We almost don’t worry about managing a potential risk until it’s too late. We only start to worry once someone breaks into our house, steals our car, or hacks our WordPress website!
Yes! Your WordPress website is just as private as your home and needs equal attention. But hey! don’t worry!! With just a little bit of planning and prevention, you could avert the entire scenario.
Now, of course, this post isn’t about your house or your car, it’s about your WordPress website and the thing you love the most about it – it’s extensibility or popularly, “The plug-ins”.
So what makes these plug-ins so useful and so popular? They are great in terms of extending functionality or adding new features to your WordPress websites. Also, the fact that they live along your WordPress and you can add them, activate, deactivate, and even uninstall them at your leisure. Once installed, a plug-in can be activated and used or deactivated without any serious consequences to your WordPress site.
However, like all good things, these plug-ins have a downside too! And that is, that there are so many of them available for us to choose from. Today, whatever it is that you wish to do with your website or on your website, there’s a plug-in for you to work with. And in this vast pool, it probably becomes impossible for us as dewy-eyed users to distinguish between a plug-in that’s well-built and safe to the one that is not. Some of the poorly built ones can pose a potential to open up your WordPress to security risks. These vulnerable plug-ins are the top way that attackers gain access to your WordPress sites.
Proactive security approach for your Zoho SalesIQ plugin
In order to make your experience extremely glitch-free with 100% uptime, and complete security, our developers at Zoho SalesIQ have a well-defined process for managing potential vulnerabilities and make sure that the necessary security updates are in place so you can rest assured about the functionality of your website.
The first thing you need to understand is that there is no such thing as a solution that’s 100% secure. Having said that, the Zoho SalesIQ plug-in development team proactively works on uncovering all possible vulnerabilities time-to-time and provides a patch before any serious problem develops. One such measure is the “Code Validation“.
This is an approach to check Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) attacks, where-in a type of injection occurs, in which malicious scripts are injected into otherwise trusted web sites through plugins. XSS attacks occur when an attacker uses a web application to send malicious code, generally in the form of a browser side script, to a different end-user.
Flaws that allow these attacks to succeed are quite widespread and occur anywhere a web application uses input from a user within the output it generates without validating or encoding it. By validating this code with a dynamically generated hash value, Zoho SalesIQ’s plug-in is safe from any malicious script entering the snippet.
Whether you run a small business, too small to be attacked or a mighty business, we take utmost care in developing and delivering our plugins, making it 100% secure and hardening the security for you.
Having a live chat module on your website makes it look like you have your act together. Zoho SalesIQ’s plug-in for WordPress is a robust, well-integrated, quick and easy customer engagement tool with state-of-the-art bots viz. Zobots to aide you at every step of your business cycle. Install Zoho SalesIQ in your WordPress website today and start engaging your website visitors.