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- 1 WordPress Security
- 2 Preventive Measures:
- 2.1 Login Attempts:
- 2.2 Automatically log out Idle Users in WordPress
- 2.3 Add Security Questions to WordPress Login Screen
- 2.4 Change the Default "admin" username
- 2.5 Change WordPress Database Prefix
- 2.6 Disable File Editing
- 2.7 Disable PHP File Execution in Certain WordPress Directories
- 2.8 Disable Directory Indexing and Browsing
- 2.9 Disable XML-RPC in WordPress
- 2.10 Fixing a Hacked WordPress Site
Understanding The Security:
Importance of Security
Confidential information on the website is at risk and can be stolen for notorious use by the hackers.. Some malicious codes may be injected making your website to be point of spreading the infection to your users causing further security issues.
Authorizations and Permissions
Imagine 2 scenarios; One is where you have users with common simple passwords and the hacker tries to crack it by guessing or he may use some software for this, he will get it easily and can do number of things once he gains access.. Second scenario is where you have strong password and the hacker is unable to crack it, he will not be do anything except sitting idle and wasting time...
Keeping things updated and patched
WordPress, being an OpenSource software and most common one for the attackers to target. The updates are regularly circulated by the developers. These updates are very important for the application in terms of stability and security, so has to be marked as very important..
As a hosting provider, it is very much important to take some countermeasures to protect the servers from common threats. On a shared hosting, there is a risk of having it contaminating other sites on it those are sharing resources with each other..
What preventive meaures can be taken to avoid security breach..
Automatically log out Idle Users in WordPress
Add Security Questions to WordPress Login Screen
Change the Default "admin" username
Change WordPress Database Prefix
Disable File Editing
Disable PHP File Execution in Certain WordPress Directories
Disable Directory Indexing and Browsing
Disable XML-RPC in WordPress
Fixing a Hacked WordPress Site
Install a WordPress Backup Solution
Best WordPress Security Plugin Enable Web Application Firewall (WAF) WordPress Security for DIY Users