What is hacking and how can I avoid it?

Spencer Batten, a Developer at Infomedia, discusses why hacking happens and gives some practical tips to ensure your website is secure. He explains what a database is and talks about what kinds of information in the database hackers want access to — like names, email addresses, passwords, or credit card information. If you have a WordPress site, Spencer recommends always making sure WordPress is updated to the most recent version and also ensuring you vet the plugins you’re installing on your website.

About Carrie

Carrie Rollwagen is host of the Localist podcast and cofounder of Church Street Coffee & Books. Currently, she works as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Infomedia, a web development company in Birmingham, Alabama. Find the Localist at @thinklocalist on Instagram and follow Carrie at @crollwagen.

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