Being Smart About SecurityI have had two WordPress blogs hacked into in the past. That was at a time when I was doing very little internet marketing, and until I found time to address the situation (months later), these sites were penalised in the search engines. They were not removed, but the rankings were reduced.
Installing the fix wordpress malware protection Scan plugin will check all this for you, and alert you to anything that you may have missed. It will also inform you that a user named"admin" exists. Of course, that is the administrative user name. If you desire, you can follow a link and find instructions for changing that title. I personally think that there is a password protection that is good, and there have been no successful attacks on the sites that I run, since I followed those steps.
No software system is resistant to vulnerabilities and bugs. Security holes will be found and bad men will do their best to exploit them. Keeping your software up-to-date is a good way to stave off attacks, because software sellers will fix their products once security holes are found.
This is quite useful plugin, protecting you against brute-force password-crack strikes. It keeps track of the IP address of every login attempt. You can configure the plugin to disable login attempts when a certain number of failed attempts is reached.
BACK UP your site regularly and keep a copy on your own computer and off-site storage. Back if you have a website that is very active. You spend a whole lot of money and time on your website, do not skip this! Is BackupBuddy, no additional plug-ins back up plugins, widgets, your files this hyperlink and database. Need to move your site this will do it!
I prefer to use a WordPress plugin to get the job done. Make sure that the plugin you select is able to do backups that are select, has restore performance, and can replicate. Be sure it is frequently updated to keep pace with all new versions of WordPress. There's absolutely no use in not working, and backing your data up to a plugin that is out of date.