WordPress is most popular blogging platform. Now a days if any one think about top level domain blogging, WordPress blogging softwares comes first in mind. Due to huge popularity of WordPress, now it may be Hackers next target [may be hackers are hacking many wordpress blogs].
Currently WordPress itself doesn’t have that much security constraints in there software[though very frequent versions are launched by them, it is not that much secure], so better to take care about your wordpress blog by taking some preventive actions from hackers.
In this post, i will introduce you to few WordPress security related plug-ins that MUST be installed for a wordpress blog.If you know few more and good plug-ins please share with me.
Making a strong password is not the only key for a highly secure log-in. In wordpress default Username is “ADMIN“. Which is know to all, so just guest the password by “Guessing attack” or use “Brute force” attack and get the password. Changing of username from wordpress panel is not allowed and not possible, but it is possible through your database admin panel [Like PHPmyAdmin,etc] but it is much risky and tricky. Janis Elsts developed a nice plug-in for this work.
This is a great plug-in for securing your wordpress blog, it will change your Admin Username as per your needs and hence Highly secure WordPress blog.
One more thing, do you want to keep track of IP address of user log-ins in your wordpress blog ? or want to keep eyes on failed [or successful] log-in attacks on your blog ?, there is one more nifty Plug-in developed by Stephen Merriman. Check it out.
This plug-in will keep track of your blogs Log-in attempts with time and IP-address of logger.
This is one more plug-in called “WP Security Scan” this plug-in is well know for its security tests for WordPress security.
I am using all above plug-ins and yes all are working fine and they are really MUST HAVE for any wordpress blogger, else hackers on your way.