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How to Protect Wordpress Blog From Hackers

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by sam2009, May 24, 2010.

  1. sam2009

    sam2009 Regular Member

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    hi guys,
    many people running their Autoblogs in this forum.but how to protect blogs from hackers?
     
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  5. sam2009

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    Thank You Guys FOr such nice repply.
     
  6. Wania

    Wania Junior Member

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    Is it really necessary to perform all those steps?
    I'm running a dozen of blogs with just standard installation, without any "security" tweaks and i've never had any security problems, as long as i keep wordpress up to date.
     
  7. Shooter

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    It would be worth it if those blogs you have bring in a decent income. If you have a few that are fairly successful and someone with the knowledge to hack comes across it, they are likely do it. That doesn't mean people won't hack an unsuccessful blog, some people just like to screw with others even if it doesn't benefit themselves.

    Here's a paid suite you can install
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  8. tridgeroy

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    You may not have had any problems with your blogs as yet, but who's to say next week or next month your blogs will still be safe?

    They didn't develop all those security plugins just for the fun of it; the security plugins are there to protect your blogs.
     
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    monitoring everyday and stay update
     
  10. SpiderWebMaster

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    well, to be completely secure there is only one way that i know of...

    PUT THE SITE OFFLINE!

    j/k but serious at the same time. All you can do is follow some of the advices above, and still you'll have a chance to get hacked.

    People already gave you some good advice about security plugins, follow that advice for your own good ;)
     
  11. TrafficTiger

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    One of my blogs just got turned into a phishing machine (C4-Parana). I tried replacing some files but that didn't do the trick. I ended up deleting and recreating the shared server account and restoring the blog from a WP-backup file (my first restore).

    So I'm going to add some protection, although I won't do everything listed above. Maybe I'll just add the WP-Secure plugin for now, because I can add that to all my blogs with one stroke (I use WordPress Manager DX).

    TT
     
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    And to add to your list, never create wordpress mysql tables as wp_. Best way to see your entire WP DB go bye bye. Always use a different table prefix if possible.
     
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  13. sam2009

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    Shared Hosting best or VPS hosting best for Autoblogs?
     
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    very nice thank you
     
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    The WP Security Scan is great because it will tell you where your blogs are vulnerable. I also use login lockdown to avoid people trying to guess my password.

    Like others have said, you may not make your blog 100% safe even some of these measures will help out tremendously!
     
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    why the hackers do that?
     
  18. TrafficTiger

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    My blog was hacked by C4Parana in order to turn the site into a phishing engine. I was alerted by someone who received a phishing email. Google had spotted it and reported the site generating the email... mine!

    TT
     
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    thanks and rep added.

    how do we do that?

    and also how do we change wordpress directories/filename (if its possible)

    If i modify db/table name, directory, filename then how will my wordpress blog run? it will give error if that name is not there.
     
  20. voxclan

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    Is this your affiliate ID? ;)