February 2nd in Hack Prevention by Wordpress Jedi .
Have you ever had your site hacked due to running outdated or vulnerable plugins and scripts? If you manage multiple websites with a ton of scripts, it is not always easy to find all the vulnerabilities that need to be patched. Vulnerability Alerts for WordPress is a handy plugin that scans your site and matches it against the WPScan database to find problematic plugins and themes.
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September 27th in Hack Prevention by Wordpress Jedi .
In the past few years, we have covered a bunch of awesome plugins that harden WordPress and protect the login page from brute force attacks. In certain cases, it might make sense to block access to your login page from certain countries. CloudGuard for WordPress can help. It is a cloud driven geolocation service that restricts access to your login pages to your chosen countries.
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July 31st in Hack Prevention, Wordpress Plugins by Wordpress Jedi .
Encrypting your messages and data is one way to keep sensitive information from ending up with strangers. We all store files on our sites and handle email messages. Not all of those are stored on your server securely. These 6 plugins allow you to encrypt your blog, messages, forms, and everything in between:
Secure Image Protection: lets you add encrypted images to pages and posts. Images are displayed in an applet that should work on most computers. You can set varying levels of protection per post. [click to continue…]
July 25th in Hack Prevention by Wordpress Jedi .
We all want to assume that our sites are as secure as they can be. But there are always security steps that we forget that could come back to haunt us. When it comes to keeping your site safe from hackers, you can never be too safe. Fortunately, there are plenty of decent security plugins that can help you figure out what you are doing wrong. These 5 plugins check WordPress for security issues and let you know:
iThemes WordPress Security: gives you various ways to secure your website. It hides common vulnerabilities, protects against brute force attacks, detects bots, and helps you recover your site. [click to continue…]
February 4th in Hack Prevention, Wordpress Tips by Wordpress Jedi .
Those of you who have a dedicated server have probably used the WHM software in the past. It is an awesome tool that makes it easier to manage your server and what’s installed on it. The problem arises when you don’t take time to secure your server and its web host manger. You certainly don’t want to get caught off-guard when someone cracks your password. That’s why you should enable solutions such as cPHulk to stay on top of things and keep your server secure.
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June 27th in Hack Prevention, Wordpress Tips by Wordpress Jedi .
Getting hacked is one of the worst experiences you can have as a webmaster. It is not possible to stop all hack attacks. But there are many things you can do as a webmaster to keep your server and site secure. Not taking the most basic security measures to protect your server could lead to disaster. In the past few months, we have covered plenty of tips and plugins WordPress webmasters can use to keep their websites secure. Here are 31 ways you can go about making your WordPress site harder to hack:
Know your environment: I can’t stress this enough. If you don’t know anything about Linux, Unix, Apache, and other solutions you are using to power your website, you are going to have a very difficult time keeping your server secure. For instance, those of you who know your Linux can rely on tools such as rkhunter to look for backdoors. The same approach applies to WordPress too. You should spend a considerable amount of time to get yourself familiar with how themes and plugins affect your site’s performance and security. [click to continue…]
June 26th in Hack Prevention by Wordpress Jedi .
Nothing can be more frustrating than working so hard for months to build a quality online portal only to see it hacked and defaced. If you are not paying attention to what you are uploading to your server, that is exactly what’s going to happen. We have already covered WordPress plugins you can use to protect your website and make it harder to hack. These 5 exploit scanners are worth exploring too:
ConfigServer eXploit Scanner: a premium solution that allows you to take a more proactive approach to server security. It scans your files for exploit script fingerprint matches, identifies suspicious files, and mitigates symlink attacks. It uses ClamAV to scan for viruses. [click to continue…]