It has really been a hectic week in the IM world, and i have been reading articles from tough guys who ditches google (well, am not that tough, so i google, please don’t read this).
But that is not what am going to write about today, today’s topic is one of the best and most discussed topic online, which is about Security!, we even need it at home, office and including our business online.
The rate at which blogs get hacked in our today’s world is really alarming, so am going to take you through the lane of getting the best soldiers (plugins actually) to help protect your blog(s) from hackers.
Although, am going to mentioned the top plugins to help protect and secure your blog from hackers, i am not going to write how to configure that yet, it will e on it’s on plate altogether, but today, let me share with you, the top wordpress plugins, that can help protect your blog from the bad guys online.
Important information: please note that i did not mentioned this plugins according to their capability in securing your website, but from what people have shared so far, and from personal experience, all the below plugins rock!.
1. SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam : Download it From WordPress Here
Here is a little description about this plugin.
Adds CAPTCHA anti-spam methods to WordPress forms for comments, registration, lost password, login, or all. In order to post comments or register, users will have to type in the code shown on the image. This prevents spam from automated bots. Adds security. Works great with Akismet. Also is fully WP, WPMU, and BuddyPress compatible.
2. WP Security Scan : You Can Download This Plugin From WordPress Here
WP Security Scan checks your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as:
2. File permissions
3. Database security
4. Version hiding
5. WordPress admin protection/security
6. Removes WP Generator META tag from core code
3. WP-DBManager Download From WordPress Here
Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up, optimizing and repairing of database.
4. Secure WordPress; Download Plugin From HERE
Secure WordPress beefs up the security of your WordPress installation by removing error information on login pages, adds index.html to plugin directories, hides the WordPress version and much more.
Removes error-information on login-page
- Adds index.php plugin-directory (virtual)
- Removes the wp-version, except in admin-area
- Removes Really Simple Discovery
- Removes Windows Live Writer
- Removes core update information for non-admins
- Removes plugin-update information for non-admins
- Removes theme-update information for non-admins (only WP 2.8 and higher)
- Hides wp-version in backend-dashboard for non-admins
- Removes version on URLs from scripts and stylesheets only on frontend
- Blocks any bad queries that could be harmful to your WordPress website.
5. WORDPRESS SECURITY PLUGIN Download Plugin Here
Probably one of the best WordPress security plugin,it is currently installed in this blog and i really so much love this plugin, comes with several other security packs.
Better WP Security takes the best WordPress security features and techniques and combines them in a single plugin thereby ensuring that as many security holes as possible are patched without having to worry about conflicting features or the possibility of missing anything on your site.
With one-click activation for most features as well as advanced features for experienced users Better WP Security can help protect any site.
6. BulletProof Security: Download Plugin Here
WordPress Website Security Protection. Website security protection against: XSS, RFI, CRLF, CSRF, Base64, Code Injection and SQL Injection hacking…
7. Wordpfence Security: Download Plugin Here
Wordfence Security is a free enterprise class security plugin that includes a firewall, anti-virus scanning, cellphone sign-in (two factor authentication), malicious URL scanning and live traffic including crawlers. Wordfence is the only WordPress security plugin that can verify and repair your core, theme and plugin files, even if you don’t have backups.
8. Antivirus: Download Plugin Here
Scan & Notify
AntiVirus for WordPress is a easy and safe tool to protect your blog install against exploits, malware and spam injections. Scan your templates now!
9. 6 Scan Security: Download Plugin Here
6Scan Security is the most comprehensive automatic protection your WordPress site can get against hackers. Our security scanner goes beyond the rule-based protection of other WordPress security plugins, employing active penetration testing algorithms to find security vulnerabilities. These are then automatically fixed before hackers can exploit them. Our team of website security experts ensures your protection is always up-to-date and airtight.
10: Online Backup For WordPress; Download Plugin Here
chnology’s free Online Backup plugin provides protection for WordPress sites and their data. With the vast amount of time and investment that goes into running a blog or website, it is essential that a simple system is available for backing up.
now you have it, i did not just went a head to copy this plugins, they are really one of the best plugins so far and they are really doing great, when it comes to blog protection.
If you haven’t installed any one yet, i will advice you to, because when you blog gets noticed by a hacker, hmmm, the next story wouldn’t be fun at all.
Wait a seconds, are you again any of the wordpress plugins mentioned above?
Then use the comment box below to share your story, we are here to learn, including me.
You can also share with us, which wordpress plugin, you think is missing out here, and which one you consider the best!
However, please note that some security plugins don’t like sharing spaces with other caching plugins and others, just un-install it and install a better plugin.
have a nice hack-less day!.