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July 29th in Plugin Lists, Wordpress Plugins by .

In the past few months, we have heard about a bunch of security vulnerabilities in WordPress themes and plugins. That’s not something that will change. But there are things you can do to make sure your site is protected. These 6 vulnerability scanners help you identify themes, plugins, and files with security vulnerabilities:

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Sucuri Security: a security toolset that offers hardening, malware detection, and more. These guys not only have great services for webmasters but also an awesome blog to share all kinds of useful information on the latest security vulnerabilities webmasters have to deal with. [click to continue…]

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June 9th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Security Ninja happens to be one of the most useful security plugins available for WordPress sites. It tells you some of the steps you need to take to make your site more secure. There are also plenty of decent add-ons available for it that let you schedule scans and log events. The Malware Scanner is another add-on that identifies problematic files on your website before they cause bigger issues.

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April 3rd in Wordpress Plugins by .

Many WordPress users rely on free themes and plugins to build their websites. There is nothing wrong with that as long as you make sure you are not downloading files with malicious code inside them. Theme Authenticity Checker is one of many plugins you can rely on to scan your theme files for unwanted code.  The plugin can handle free and premium themes.

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February 27th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Those of you who have been following this site for a while know that we are a big fan of Security Ninja. It may not be the absolute best security plugin, but it is quite useful for folks who have not spent any time on securing their site. The plugin is already powerful. The Events Logger makes it even better. It lets you monitor events happening on your site and figure out who has done what at what time.

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February 12th in Plugin Lists, Wordpress Tips by .

Any experienced webmaster who runs a popular WordPress website knows about brute force and other types of hack attacks. You wouldn’t want to make it easier for hackers to breach your defenses by choosing easy-to-guess usernames and passwords. In fact, there is no reason you should even allow people to attack your login page. Here are 3 ways you can reduce attacks on your WordPress login page:

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Use a plugin like Login Security Solution: plugins like this allow you to stop hackers in their tracks. They limit login attempts and alert you when someone is trying to hack you. These plugins can also automatically stop hack attempts for hours, days, and longer. [click to continue…]

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November 24th in Plugin Lists, Wordpress Tips by .

WordPress is a wonderful CMS to use to bring your site online and manage your content. As your site gets more popular, you are more likely to face hack attacks. While the WordPress core is secure, there are things you can do to harden WordPress and protect your server against hack attacks. Here are 18 ways you can use plugins to monitor, protect, and recover your site (after a hack attack): [click to continue…]

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October 2nd in Wordpress Plugins by .

There are plenty of exciting WordPress security plugins available these days. They help you pr0tect your site against hack attacks and show you how you can harden WordPress. Security Ninja happens to be one of those. We have already covered how Security Ninja works. These 3 add-ons for Security Ninja further enhance its capabilities:

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Core Scanner: lets you scan WP core files and identify problematic ones. It can restore modified files fast. It shows files that are modified that should not have been and more.

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