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    Please help to protect my WP blog from hackers

    Can you suggest how to protect my WP blog from hackers ????

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    Hi Molasis,

    The easiest thing you can do is make sure that you always keep WP up to date with the latest version, they often send out security fixes and it's important that you maintain it. Same for any plugins you use on your site. The second best thing you can do is to make sure that you change your admin password often (better yet, don't use the default 'admin' user at all - or the default database prefix of "wp_").

    There are many free security plugins available for wordpress that will help secure it from potential attacks. Some are easier than others to set up for people that are inexperienced in security. We usually have clients install mute screamer (IDS system), file monitor (Will detect changes and notify you - great tool if you ever get compromised) and secure wordpress (I think this one was just recently acquired by acunetix). If you have some technical knowledge, you can use something like wordfence as well. Don't bother with any "malware scanners", most give off a lot of false positives and just confuse website owners or completely miss malicious content.

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    We use login lockdown, wordfence security, & wordpress firewall.

    All 3 were recommended to us and so far we haven't encountered problems. One of them sends us alerts when people are attempting to to SQL inject type attacks.

    cd :O)

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    Bulletproof was suggested to us. I've not really configured it yet, so I cannot comment in any detail, but it came with some recommendations from those that were hacked before using this plugin.
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    I think you should refer to the anti-hack plugin for wordpress

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocacola3500d View Post
    I think you should refer to the anti-hack plugin for wordpress
    And what, pray tell, is the name of this "anti-hack" plugin for WordPress??
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