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How to Improve WordPress Security [Infographic]

If more than a certain number of attempts are detected within a short period of time from the same IP range, then the login function is disabled for all requests from that range. This helps to prevent brute force password discovery – Login LockDown

 

If your site is hacked it is a hassle to get it back to where it was, you lose valuable time that you could have put to better use like creating or promoting content. Not to mention the headache and hassle of going through some investigation and restoration.

 

After the research for this post, I have started using Login LockDown plugin to see if I can block malicious login attempts. I am not sure how good this is so if you have any thoughts please leave a comment below.

 

Most of the above WordPress security tips are for protecting your site from security issues and the below tips are for being prepared in case of a security breach.

 

If a vulnerability is discovered in WordPress and a new version is released to address the issue, the information required to exploit the vulnerability is almost certainly in the public domain. This makes old versions more open to attack and is one of the primary reasons you should always keep WordPress up to date – WordPress.org

If a vulnerability is discovered in WordPress and a new version is released to address the issue, the information required to exploit the vulnerability is almost certainly in the public domain. This makes old versions more open to attack and is one of the primary reasons you should always keep WordPress up to date – WordPress.org

 

 

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