Is Your WordPress Blog at Risk From Hackers? Probably!

What’s the security of your WordPress Blog like? Mine was dreadful! It’s a MIRACLE my blog wasn’t hacked and my server bandwidth not stolen!

This easy to install FREE plugin can stop the hackers dead in their tracks, simply by encouraging you to make the most basic of changes to your blog’s behind the scenes setup.

If you’ve ever been hacked, then  you will know its no laughing matter! And if you haven’t – trust me – it’s NOT an experience you want to go through!

Install this plugin (or an equivalent!) IMMEDIATELY and make sure you have it on ALL your wordpress sites – the hackers are looking for a way in and they’re not fussy where they do it!

Close and bolt all the doors and keep you valuable wordpress blog safe!

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Robin J Emdon

 

 

 

 

 

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22 Comments

  • Adrienne

    Reply Reply January 21, 2013

    Hey Robin,

    So I’m one of those who have never had my blog hacked either. I’m actually excited and pleased because I’ve heard so many horror stories and my blog is four years old now. Over a period of time I’ve had friends who have suggested different plug-ins to use for my security and obviously they all must work really well.

    I don’t have this particular plug-in but I believe the ones I have now are comparable to this one. I have a friend who has actually created a product around how to product your blog so I took her advice and did what she said. Knock on wood, I’m still in the clear.

    Thank you for sharing this and I’ll keep this one in mind.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply January 22, 2013

      Hey Adrienne,

      Yes… I must admit what shocked me was just how much my blog was being attacked. It’s not as if I advertised that I had installed measures to further make it harder to keep the hackers out.

      But when I saw the log – 23 hacking attempts within hours of the plugin keeping logs. Either the plugin is being dishonest and making it up – which seems highly improbable or it really was logging genuine random attacks.

      So yes, anything that says to the hacker… ‘move along, nothing here for you’ – has got to be an improvement!

      ~Robin~

  • Pauline

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    Hi Robin
    I had a few of my sites hacked last year (but not my blog) it is horrible when it happens…. I was in such a panic, my husband calmed me down and I contacted my web host Hostgator and they had me back up within a couple of hours.
    I am using this plugin on my blog and I agree that we all need this or something along the same lines to prevent losing all our hard work….
    Thanks for sharing
    Pauline
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    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply January 22, 2013

      Hi Pauline!

      Great to hear no long-term harm was done! And the lesson learned. It must have really sucked at the time.

      Thank you for sharing.

      ~Robin~

  • Richard Petrillo

    Reply Reply January 24, 2013

    Hi Robin,
    I’ve been one of the lucky ones too, but its time to lock things down. This looks like a great plugin!
    I’m grateful to have found your article. (nice job on the video BTW) Between all the talk of hackers and having a recent backup of ones blog, its time for me to get serious about both.

    Several months ago I downloaded a free plugin called WordPress Backup (by BTE). It seems to be a solid plugin. Schedule backups for everyday or once a week. It will even email you a BU of your files. I was a victim of a site crash once, thankfully my hosting company had a full backup and it was only $15 to have everything put back into place.

    I’m headed over now to pick up this plugin. Thanks for the great info! Finally I will have some security in place.
    ~RichardP
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    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply January 25, 2013

      Hi Richard,

      Thank you for you very complimentary comment. I’m glad it was useful to you.

      And yes, backing up regularly is a very prudent measure and ultimately the only real protection you have against the hackers, should they find a way in!

      ~Robin~

  • Dee Ann Rice

    Reply Reply January 25, 2013

    Robin,

    I have had my blog hacked and I have deleted my blog so I am well aware of the importance of security.

    I actually am releasing a membership site soon that tells how to secure your blog. I am curious to look at this plugin. I actually recommend several plugins as well as show you how to add bits of code. I am not sure I have seen this plugin but have used others that do a similar thing.

    Great video.

    Dee Ann
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    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply January 26, 2013

      Hi Dee Ann,

      By all means have a good look at this plugin. I have no vested interest in it whatsoever. As long as it works! It has a mixture of suggestions for making practical changes that can slow down or stop a potential hack, and some actual policing activity where it can detect a hacker trying to get in and lock them out.

      Like so many things to do with this subject, it’s bound to be a good idea to keep things up to date.

      Thanks for you valued feedback.

      ~Robin~

  • Mayura

    Reply Reply February 11, 2013

    Hey Robin,

    Woah… You just said the security of your blog is dreadful. The news will spread faster than you imagine on the web 😉 lol…

    Well, I’m not on WordPress but your concern applies for every blogger and webmaster. Not thinking about security of our resources is risking our efforts. No doubt about that. You won’t know until you find your blog is missing. There are horrible stories when it comes to the online security.

    Using Admin as the username is a mistake that most of WordPress users do. They just don’t understand at first, but it’s a good reminder here Robin.

    I haven’t come across this plugin but heard of some others. Seems like very user friendly and all-in-one option for WordPress users. I’m gonna give it a try for sure and see how effective it is compared to other plugins out there.

    Thanks for sharing information about this plugin and glad to see you in a video 🙂 It makes really easy for users to follow.

    Cheers…
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    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply February 11, 2013

      LOL Mayura – no.. I said it WAS dreadful!

      And my point was – though they hadn’t hacked my website – the plugin let me know just how much they are trying to. DAILY!

      Thanks for dropping by Mayura! I appreciate your feedback – very much!

      ~Robin~

  • Joe

    Reply Reply February 13, 2013

    Man you shocked me!! i never every heard of such thing in wordpress.

  • Utkarsh Bhatt

    Reply Reply February 27, 2013

    Being a WordPress user, I am always curious about security. I’ll see what this service does.
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    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply March 4, 2013

      Hi Utkarsh,

      Thanks for dropping in. I hope your wordpress security is all good.

      ~Robin~

  • Salman Ahmad

    Reply Reply March 11, 2013

    Using a security plugin is better, but one should take the Backup in every week.
    Nice post btw, Thanks for sharing.
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    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply March 14, 2013

      True Salman, you have to back up too! Preferably, have plenty of back-ups of your back-ups!

      ~Robin~

  • Jijin Mohan

    Reply Reply March 17, 2013

    I haven’t know about these security things Robin, will try them. Thanks for the share.
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    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply March 23, 2013

      Hi Jijin,

      Thanks for leaving a comment – Glad it was a helpful article for you.

  • Gagandeep Singh

    Reply Reply April 2, 2013

    Thanx for sharing this post. Its really helpful.Now i will secure my site with your tips.
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    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply April 13, 2013

      You’re most welcome Gagandeep! And thanks for dropping by!

      ~Robin

  • Backflow Preventer Installation

    Reply Reply April 8, 2013

    The ftp/cPanel password for your domain is equally important. If someone can access your cPanel then that person can delete your WordPress database from the cPanel->Databases->MySQL Databases.

    • Robin J Emdon

      Reply Reply April 13, 2013

      Absolutely! Make sure you have a cracking good password and username on your cPanel or else you could be in a LOT of trouble!

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