WordPress is a great platform to start your blog with and even manage a large portal. But it’s not perfect. There are many ways hackers can find ways to gain control of your WordPress blog. The last thing you want to have on your hands is a hacked WordPress blog. For instance, did you know that your WordPress blog can be exposed to hack attacks if you proudly display its version on your website? If you have registered users or multiple authors on your blog, there are going to be even more issues you will have to deal with. Secure WordPress Plugin is a free security add-on for WP that lets you address some of those small issues on your blog.
Secure WordPress Plugin enables you to reduce hack attacks on your blog by protecting your installation information and plugin lists. It automatically adds an index.php file to your directories to make sure hackers can’t gain access to your plugin list to use known security wholes in some of them. It also removes theme, plugin, and core update information from non-admins. It can even protect your blog against malicious URL requests.
I also like the fact that the plugin deactivates tool-tip and error messages from your WordPress login page. These small details may not look too important, but there are many hackers out there who succeed in their jobs by taking advantage of this information. So it never hurts to make their life difficult.
This plugin is not designed to make your WordPress 100% hack-proof. So you are going to need other security plugins to help defend your blog against hackers. Nevertheless, the plugin is very easy to use and does fix a few common WordPress issues. It’s free too.