The Army of Flying Monkeys is forever getting calls and mail about “how in the heck did that happen” and then later discover that no extra security set-up is done on otheres sites.
That’s like running a PC on MS Windows and not having any kind of anti-virus program. Does ANYONE do that anymore?
Every day, hackers take over WordPress installations and delete the user’s data and website pages and posts and use their servers for illegal activities. Don’t be a victim – we’ll help you prevent getting your thousands of hours of hard work on your website taken over by a hacker and deleted.
For simple users, who don’t code a lot, plugins are the best way to secure your website.
They’re free, easily usable and safe. This post assembles the best plugins to make your website bulletproof. They’re each devised for different purposes, so you will get the best protection from each field.
Lets look at some of the simplest and easiest (as well as FREE!) plugins that we recommend going for RIGHT at the start, before you even start with any pages or posts.
Ultimate Security Checker Plugin
This plugin identifies security problems with your WordPress Installation. It scans your blog for hundreds of known threats, then gives you a security “grade” based on how well you have protected yourself. You can fix the problems yourself, or you can get someone more skilled to do it for you.This the only plugin that gets updated regularly to protect against the latest threats! Why trust your work to a plugin which hasn’t been updated in months or years?
This plugin is designed to be used by anyone from a complete newbie to an advanced php engineer.
BulletProof Security Plugin
BulletProof security plugin blocks directory access in WordPress and thus it makes the security really bulletproof.
BulletProof Security protects your WordPress website against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts.
One-click .htaccess WordPress security protection
Features of Bulletproof Security
- One click .htaccess file security
- It protects WordPress against XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking attempts
- .htaccess backup and restore option
- Edit and upload files
- WordPress readme.html and /wp-admin/install.php protected with .htaccess security protection
- wp-config.php and bb-config.php files protected with .htaccess security protection
- Protects php.ini and php5.ini files
- Deny access to directries
- Website Developer Maintenance Mode (503 website open to Developer / Site Owner ONLY)]
Block Bad Queries (BBQ)
A TINY little plugin, turly, that closes a lot of wee doors!
Block Bad Queries (BBQ) helps protect WordPress Against Malicious URL Requests.
BBQ checks for excessively long request strings (i.e., greater than 255 characters), as well as the presence of either “eval(” or “base64” in the request URI.
These sorts of nefarious requests were implicated in the September 2009 WordPress attacks.