Few problems hold the collective imaginations of WordPress bloggers in the fearful grips of panic more than site security. We work hard on our content, and safeguarding it is vital to both fiscal and emotional well-being. The sad truth about the state of human affairs is the same as it’s been for the entirety of our existence: some of us a jerks. If a few have the power, knowledge, and wherewithal to dominate, destroy, or even slightly irritate others for no other reason than personal enjoyment, more than just a few will act on it.
WordPress is very secure in itself, but as you probably all know, there are always improvements you can make to make your sites even more secure.
There is always a need for protection from potential hackers, viruses, and various other threats. One of the ways to eliminate these security threats is to use a WordPress security plugin.
Most of the programmers have never considered Facebook as a good resource where they can learn or code. On contrary to this belief, there are many forums available on internet where experienced coders are available for help. Some are free and few charge for the services.
There has been a lot of publicity in recent months about the dangers of using public Wi-Fi. We assume that public Wi-Fi is safe and secure, when in fact many of the Wi-Fi hotspots we connect to in hotels, coffee shops and airports do not give any encryption security. Think about it for a minute. All your financial, private and confidential information out in the open for hackers, thieves and criminal organizations to grab.
How often do you forget your password? If you’re like the rest of us, it seems like it happens every other minute. Passwords are one of the worst parts of the web. They are a constant blockade between where we are and where we need to be, they waste billions of dollars worth of time every year, and creating a new one feels worse than cleaning a toilet. On top of all that, we have to remember more than 25 of them!
Unsafe passwords are a major cause of WordPress being hacked, so lets see what plugins can help us out in this department. Here are the ones I use on my sites.
Last week I was discussing WordPress security with my buddy Robert from WPWhiteSecurity. We decided to record our discussion for the benefit of other WordPress users who are interested in this topic.
Today we are reviewing the Rublon plugin. This is a plugin that hardens your WordPress login process. In other words, it makes your login process more secure.
I just came across an interesting post on WP White Hat Security, which says that 70% of the top 40,000 ranked WordPress websites are vulnerable to hacking attempts. Clearly there is not enough awareness or knowledge among WordPress site owners in this area.