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Helpful Tip To Help Prevent WP Hacking

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by rocket, May 28, 2010.

  1. rocket

    rocket Regular Member

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    I realize that most experienced bloggers already know this, but I wanted to contribute something for the newer guys.

    One of the points of entry for WP hackers is the admin login page. Here is a little plugin I found, and I'm sure there are more, to move your admin login page to a url of your choosing. This, along with other measures, can greatly reduce hacking by low and mid level hackers.

    Good article and plugins regarding reducing WP hacking:
    http://www.techmynd.com/protect-wor...ins-and-hacks/#?oauth_error_reason=not_authed
     
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  2. MisterGemini

    MisterGemini Senior Member

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    Good share.

    This happens more often than newbies would like to think. Most never think of it till they got hacked and everything they built goes to hell.
     
  3. rocket

    rocket Regular Member

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    yeah. I just posted it because its such an easy way to prevent most low level attacks. getting rid of any WP defaults is the best way.
     
  4. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    did you know any plugins that can scan malware on wordpress blog. (please don't say wordpress exploit scanner) i use shared hosting, and my account suspended because this plugin.
     
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    rocket Regular Member

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    i don't off the top of my head. being on shared hosting, you might run into trouble as most scanners, such as with joomla, will want to scan the server. but then i don't know everything. malware will invade the serve mostly, and most reputable hosts will be protected with redundant firewalls, so you shouldn't need to worry. you just need to protect your admin and keep WP up to date. You should be fine.
     
  6. Bartholemew Mitosis

    Bartholemew Mitosis Newbie

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    Thank you for posting that article! Great info, I'm going to put it right to use...
     
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    redwildtiger Newbie

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    thanks for the information great help
     
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    damn it i installed he stealth plugin and now I can't even log in to my admin anymore what the hell can you help me?
     
  9. rody00

    rody00 Regular Member

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    the faq saya
    Though extremely unlikely, if the plugin does cause you problems, first delete the stealth-login directory from your wp-content/plugins/ directory. Then, if still encountering issues, delete your .htaccess file. You will need to resave your Permalinks settings once your site is back online.

    Is this done via cpanel or what? Will I have to contact the person who is hosting my site to do this?

    This was a bad idea I should never have installed this shit :(
     
  10. bluescharp

    bluescharp Newbie

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    This Plugin conflict with some BH plugin especiall those .htaccess and redirection/cloaking plugin. I wont use it anymore.