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Make Wordpress Hacker Safe?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by blessingcpa, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. blessingcpa

    blessingcpa Registered Member

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    Which additional arrangements would you suggest to use to be completely hacker safe when hosting blogs with explicit content? Pro Hackers will mostly find a way but just to keep the vast majority off :D

    Are there any additional plugins that make WP safe? How about external services like cloudflare? Don't have any experience with such options but someone recommended it to me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. BugFixed

    BugFixed Junior Member

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    -. First step is your hosting, most of hacked websites are from hosting part.
    -. Installed well known plugins (most of them have no holes).
    -. Make sure your chosen theme is safe.
    -. Make sure your password is unique (different from other sites if you have).
    -. Modify your wp-login if necessary.
    -. and other things.
     
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    NapsteR Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I know a guy who set his password as "yayaya" . i told him to change it. he didnt. The third day it was hacked by arab hackers. so, first thing, set a solid password.
     
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    Codythebest Senior Member

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    First, what you can do is to change the admin folder' name. It's always 'admin' or 'wp-admin'
    Mine is something like 'Hj7DyK93EHufj76SheU47Gbd'
    It's just one step though...but keep 98% of wannabe hackers out...
     
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    paincake Power Member

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    I've just uploaded a whole book on this topic (Wordpress 3 - Ultimate security):
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/328510-get-wordpress-3-ultimate-security.html
     
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    First step: Change all your usernames away from "Admin". (Gawd, if this isn't the most obvious step???:)).
     
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    Glamdring Newbie

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    One more thing: Google the following >>gawker leaked password lists<< . Several months back, several Gawkers sites (Gizmodo, Lifehacker) got hacked, and over 1.5 M accounts were compromised- and plenty comments were made about how weak most passwords were on these accounts(and presumably, by extension, most accounts across the web). Stuff like 'your name1234567' made the top of the weak password lists. Some dude from metalev even did a thoughtful statistical analysis on this. Interesting stuff.
     
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    Maybe you can check my site...

    http://dawnc0de.com/plugins-to-secure-a-wordpress/

    How to secure your wordpress ?
    1. update every time
    2. use good server ( because now a hacker can take over your site from beside your site -> jumping / rooting )
    3. change config name maybe you can change with another name and edit wp-load.php just for change ur wordpress config name.


    Ok maybe someone have a good idea ?
     
  9. blessingcpa

    blessingcpa Registered Member

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    Thank you guys! Are there any server side applications you recommend to install?
    My technical experience is rather low and my dedi is unmanaged.
     
  10. Cdman

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    My friend wants to follow some tips from here,but how does he change the login page from wp-admin to something else ?
     
  11. usama18

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    Hello
    Recently I got hacked by some kurdish hackers I complained Hostgator amd they backed my site within no time and asked me to Install newer version of wordpress and that was the reason to be hacked so you must do this first and be sure to make backup of the sites you owned.
     
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    JUST INSTALL THIS hxxp://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bulletproof-security/
     
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