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November 16th in Wordpress Plugins by .

WordPress sites get attacked by hackers all the time. WordPress may be a fairly secure platform, but there are always things you can do to harden it and keep hackers at bay. Apocalypse Meow for WordPress happens to be a handy plugin that helps you lock down your wp-admin area upon a brute-force attack and enforce strong passwords among your members to avoid easy hacks.

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October 11th in Wordpress Plugins by .

WordPress makes it easy to bring your site online. Keeping your website secure and protected from malicious hack attacks takes some work though. In the past few months, we have covered plenty of plugins that can block attacks, monitor your files for changes, and enforce a strong security policy. Here are 3 plugins you can rely on to block bad queries:

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BBQ: this plugin is designed to protect your website against malicious URL requests. It checks all incoming traffic and blocks base64, eval, and other long request-strings. [click to continue…]

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September 9th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Ending up with a hacked website is not fun, but it could happen to you if you are not paying attention to what’s happening on your website. Thanks to plugins such as the Look-See Security Scanner, you are going to have an easier time locating suspicious sites on your site. It lets you search folders for hidden scripts and unexpected files.

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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:

sucuri

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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