How Secure Is Your WordPress Blog Part 2 . . .

 

 

It was so good to see so many comments on yesterday’s article about the security risks with using WordPress.

If you missed it, you can read it here: http://inf-opps.com/how-secure-is-your- wordpress-blog/

 

I took Action . . .

I took my own advice from yesterday and invested in Blog Defender 2015 at $47, which is much cheaper than dealing with a hacked site 😉

If you click the picture below, you can do the same and as you will see it is highly recommended.

 

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Blog Defender 2015

I was pleasantly surprised to find the package came with 2 WordPress plugins that currently retail at $150 each.

Plus you get lifetime developers access, the normal investment only covers 12 months developers access. So from a ‘value for money’ point of view, the package is incredible.

You also get a raft of ‘over the shoulder’ videos to walk you through the installation of the plugins and how to set them up, which are clear, concise and well put together.

The videos actually discussed each of the settings you took, what they did and why you should do it, so they are an incredibly useful part of the Blog Defender 2015 package.

The first plugin is a back-up utility that you can schedule and gives you the ability to send the back-up to a variety of off-site places such as Dropbox, Amazon S3 or even to email the backup to yourself.

The second plugin was the security utility, which appears to be very thorough.

It took about 90 minutes to set everything up, with a break in the middle while the back-up ran.

 

The Results?

Below is a screenshot of my results from https://hackertarget.com/wordpress-security-scan/:

 

This is a real improvement on the results I achieved yesterday, where my WordPress version and loads of other information was available for anyone who cared to find them out.

The other impressive part is that the IP address quoted is not mine, so throwing potential hackers off track.

It wasn’t long before I received my first email from the security plugin either as you can see below:

 

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So my first hacker thwarted. Success (visualise fist pump)!

 

Should You Buy It?

Well that my friend is up to you. My recommendation is a very strong yes. What is $47 these days in return for piece of mind.

So if you haven’t checked this brilliant package out yet, what are you waiting for.

I would hate you to be coming back to this post in a few weeks time to find the name of it because you now needed it!!

Thanks for reading!

Until next time . . .

Terry Jenkins

 

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2 Comments

  • Jan Kearney

    Reply Reply July 28, 2015

    I can see you turning off that notification email sooner rather than later 😀 Simply having a WordPress site means daily bot visits trying to log in or access a page that doesn’t exist (whether because you’ve locked it down, or it genuinely doesn’t exist)
    Congrats on hardening your WordPress site!

    • Terry Jenkins

      Terry Jenkins

      Reply Reply July 28, 2015

      The great thing is Jan, that is the only hacking warning email I have received in 24 hours.

      The software helps in masking the fact your site is a WordPress installation, therefore dramatically reducing the risk of being hit by bots as there are plenty of much easier fish for them to go for.

      I will keep an eye though, but my Wordfence security plugin that I have on the site for ages is reporting no activity of a suspicious nature. Before I was constantly being told of user lockouts.

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