It was Monday morning and I was on a call with a dozen others who are my peers. Each of us helps the small business owner with their businesses in one way or the other. It was at the end of the call and we were each sharing our websites and going over how to make little improvements here and there. Time was running out and there was just enough time for one more website review, I volunteered. As my site was coming up for all to see suddenly the screen turned a maroon red with an outline of a security officer with his hand stretched out and the words of"don't precede malware threat." I was horrified to recall precisely what it said although there was more. I was concerned on being destroyed plus humiliated that the people on the call had seen me vulnerable, that I had spent hours.
Finally, installing the fix wordpress malware protection Scan plugin will check most of this for you, and alert you that you might have missed. Additionally, it will tell you that a user named"admin" exists. That is your user name. You can follow a link and find instructions if you desire. Personally, I believe that see this here a password is enough security that is good, and because I followed these steps, there have been no successful attacks on the blogs that I run.
After spending a couple of days and hitting a few spots around town, I finally find a cafe that provides free, unsecured Wi-Fi and to my pleasure, there are tons of folks sitting around each day connecting their laptops to the"free" Internet services. I use my handy dandy Wi-Fi cracker tool and sit down and log . Bear in mind, they're all on a network.
This is quite useful plugin, protecting you against brute-force password-crack strikes. It keeps track of the IP address of every failed login attempt. You can configure the blog plugin to disable login attempts for a selection of IP addresses when a certain number of attempts is reached.
If you aren't currently running the latest version of WordPress, upgrade. Leaving your site is like maintaining your door unlocked when you leave for vacation.
But realize that security is something you must start thinking about. Do not only be the reactive type, consider steps to start protecting yourself. Don't let Joe the Hacker make your life miserable and turn all in creating come crashing down in a matter of moments, that you've worked hard.