Standard hosting used to store data for WordPress files is very satisfactory for the purpose of sharing images, videos, and posts. WordPress is a huge favorite with many publishers because it is relatively easy to learn and use. Unfortunately, there is a security hole that can open up your product files to theft if you store them within the typical WordPress file structure.
When you upload media to your WordPress site, or insert images into a post or page, the data is stored off of this directory:
Within the “uploads” directory you'll see folders labeled for the year/month that the data was uploaded, for example:
This folder was created by uploading media in September of 2010.
It's not unusual for people to think this is a good place to store their product files or even freebie files that are to be given away.
There is a problem with this plan and it may mean that your products are being heisted right from under your nose.
Watch these videos to learn how this is happening and how to stop the leak.
This first video is an introduction. If you are short on time you can skip it, but don't skip the other two as they provide insight, understanding and a fix!
Video 1 Securing Product Files on WordPress File Structure
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Video 2 The Security Hole to Your Products
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Video 3 Pluggin' the Hole
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