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July 25th in Hack Prevention by .

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:

better wp security

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…]

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March 8th in Wordpress Plugins by .

No matter how secure you think your site is, there are always things you can do to keep hackers out for longer. Of course, you should backup your site regularly to be prepared for the worst case scenario. Performing security audits frequently could always help your cause. Here are 6 security audit plugins that help you get the job done more effectively:

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WP Security Audit Log: helps you identify small WordPress problems before they become something bigger. It helps you monitor user activity and keep up with changes on your site. [click to continue…]

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February 4th in Hack Prevention, Wordpress Tips by .

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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January 24th in Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips by .

Many new webmasters I know choose passwords that are too easy to guess and don’t even remember who they have shared their passwords with. Running your website that way is disastrous and could come back to bite you in the future. As a webmaster, you need to enforce a strong password policy and make sure you don’t share your passwords with just anyone. Here are 6 ways to set up a safe password policy for your website:

Login Security

Enforce strong passwords: as a webmaster, you should not have a weak password. You also should not allow your members to have weak passwords. These plugins help you enforce strong passwords across your site. [click to continue…]

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December 11th in Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips by .

Most of us have heard and dealt with fake traffic in the past. We are talking about fake web-bots that visit sites for various reasons (e.g. to inflate traffic). As a webmaster, you don’t want fake traffic on your website as they don’t lead to any conversion for your business and could potentially harm it. There are many ways to deal with fake traffic and click fraud. If you don’t want to spend any time coding, you should check these 3 plugins to deal with this issue:

wordfence

Wordfence Security
: a powerful security plugin that keeps your website safe against viruses and malicious attacks. It also handles malicious scans by hackers and botnets. [click to continue…]

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