There’s a topic that all web developers need to keep current on regardless of whether you’re a newbie or a veteran, if your site has been up for 10 years or for 10 minutes and that topic is web site security and protecting yourself from hackers. What can be even more important than prevention is the cure in case your site is hacked.
Unfortunately, this is a topic that I was forced to dive deep on over the past few weeks. When I came back into the office after the holidays, I received an email from a client stating that all kinds of weird text was appearing not only on the site, but also in Google search results as well. That email immediately signaled the end of my vacation and for me to get back to work.