One of the bi-products of running a successful blog or website (or a series of them) is that people often come to you for advice. Most of us are happy to help the newbies who are just now figuring out how to blog, even if it means answering the same questions over and over again. One thing I’ve noticed as I’ve helped my new proteges get up and running is that many of them aren’t asking the right questions. New bloggers all want to build beautiful and fun and popular sites. Very few of them, strangely enough, are worried about building sites that are secure.
In today’s internet age, security is more important than it ever was. Nefarious types don’t need expensive or extensive setups to hack your site anymore. All they need is a barely web-competent phone and before you know it, *poof*! All of that hard work is down the drain or, worse, suddenly attributed to someone else while a pile of terrible and worrisome stuff sits on your server instead.