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How can I protect my WordPress Blog?

January 8, 2014     0 comments

WordPress is a very popular piece of software. Thus it is also a large target for hackers. The following are some tips on how to protect yourself from being a target.

You need to rename wp-login.php and /wp-admin. Hackers scan the Internet for users that have left these default URLs accessible. This makes brute force attacks much easier if they are kept unchanged.

Plugin: Rename wp-login.php -

Limit login attempts. By default WordPress allows unlimited login attempts either through the login page or by sending special cookies. This allows passwords (or hashes) to be brute-force cracked with relative ease.

Plugin: Limit Login Attempts -

Another good plugin to check is All In One WP Security & Firewall ( This is a must have. It comes with database security, file checking, failed login monitors, ect.

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