WordPress Website Security » Hotlinking

Another line of defence is to protect your files such as your images, your other media files, and more. Know what we mean by protecting your data is to protect them from what we call hotlinking. This is when an outside source or outside Web site decides to take your data, such as your images and post it on their site. What ends up happening is it ends-up using your bandwidth that you’re paying to your Web host. That might not seem important, but if a hacker decided to send hundreds of thousands of people to that image, it could incur expensive costs to you.

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