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About hackers and wordpress security

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by gvncerri, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. gvncerri

    gvncerri Regular Member

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    I have some wordpress websites and I want to protect them effectively. But some security plugins can be heavy and slow down the page loading speed, I think.

    Any suggestions for a good light weight security plugin?


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  2. Seo Lover

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    I like Login Lockdown and Bullet Proof Security plugins.
     
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    Using wpbettersecurity for the last year....so far havent been hit.. I like the way it emails me back ups of my sites...

    Originalexe had a thread about securing wordpress you might want to check out.
     
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  6. gvncerri

    gvncerri Regular Member

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    wpbettersecurity is very big, doesn't it slow down your sites?

     
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    Doesn't Bullet Proof Security slow down your sites?

     
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    well the best suggestion if you don't want to load heavy plug in is to keep your wordpress updated when there's security update. You also can pay an account in cloudflare with hacking protection services they will not able to do bruteforce anymore (at least script kiddies)
     
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    I can also vouch for Bullet Proof Security... Have been using it for just over a year and haven't been hit once. CloudFlare seems to do an O.K job at blocking spam I.P's...
     
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    calichris432 Newbie

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    been meaning to check out Bullet Proof Security, my buddy tried all kinds and says that ones one of the best.
     
  11. fartnuts

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    The ones I use and like plenty! Sorry for not placing them as links...can't do that yet.

    Limit Login Attempts

    Better WP Security

    W3 Total Cache

    And in some markets...hackers are a constant problem :(

    FartNuts
     
  12. gvncerri

    gvncerri Regular Member

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    I've started using Wordfence. It seems perfect
     
  13. rinor4ever

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    You have choose the right plugin
    with it u can find vulnerabilities of themes and other plugins
     
  14. samylurch

    samylurch Newbie

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    I also use Wordfence and happy - but it's very memory hungry - but at last - very good for delete all the WP hackers shit.
     
  15. rinor4ever

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    What do you mean with "WP hackers shit"?
     
  16. Junkfood00

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    As an addition to what was said above, take regular backups of your site, this is the most important bit. If your site is static then a weekly backup would do but if dynamic like a regularly updated blog then daily (automated), don't forget!
     
  17. samylurch

    samylurch Newbie

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    the big problems at this time - wordfence look for it:
    - default.php - remove it!
    and
    - .htaccess rewrite
     
  18. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    i use Wordfence and am very happy with it , always notifies me when the Chinese and Russian hackers are trying to get in.
    No security system is 100% but if you make sure you keep backups and update and plug up any security holes you should be ok.