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August 21st in Wordpress Plugins by .

WordPress is a pretty secure platform but you will still have to harden your themes, plugins, and server to stop any potential hack attack. We have already covered a bunch of plugins that let you do just that. NinjaScanner can also prove helpful. It scans your blog for malware and viruses (the premium version can schedule scans).

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December 25th in Wordpress Plugins by .

WordPress makes managing large blogs and portals very easy. Many web publishers focus most of their time on creating content. That is a great approach as long as they pay attention to other aspects of running a website. All webmasters should do their best to keep their sites secure against hack attacks. We have already covered plenty of malware and exploit scanner plugins here. Security Ninja is one of those. This cool plugin goes through your site’s code and settings and suggests areas you should pay attention to. It has an add-on, called Core-Scanner, that could scan your code for unwanted changes. Thanks to Scheduled Scanner for Security Ninja, you can run security tests on your website automatically.

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December 18th in Hack Prevention by .

Many webmasters do not pay attention to the code in their templates or plugins. If your site has security holes or even malware, you are going to get in trouble. You could always check your code manually. These code scanners could also identify issues with your code:

Sucuri: the service we currently use to protect our sites. It not only has a site scanner but also a cool WordPress plugin to keep you informed on what’s happening on your site.

VIP Scanner: scans your themes and files to find out any potential issues on your server. This is basically a UI for the VIP Scanner library.

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