How Hackers Usually Get Into WordPress (and How to Avoid Their Attacks)

How Hackers Usually Get Into WordPress (and How to Avoid Their Attacks)

If you’re worried about people getting into your WordPress blog, I want to let you know the ways they normally do it so you can easily safeguard against these attacks. Fortunately computer hacking is nothing like you see in the movies. They don’t plug in a fancy computer and run a bunch of numbers, usually the way people get into your website, into your WordPress blog is through some pretty simple and common means, such as an out-dated version of WordPress, out-dated plugins with vulnerabilities, and simple easy to guess usernames and passwords.

Did you know that Al Gore’s blog has been hacked, CNN blogs have been hacked, and these all happened because they used older versions of WordPress. But as soon as these high profile blogs were hacked, the creators of WordPress released a newer version that prevented these kinds of attacks.

Anti-Hacking Plugins for WordPress

Anti-Hacking Plugins for WordPress

Install these three simple plugins to WordPress to minimize the risk of hacking and intrusion. It’s never fun for someone to get access to your WordPress blog, but unfortunately it happens every day. Every day websites are deleted, defaced or simply taken over and you can avoid that by installing the login lockdown plugin, the HTTPS for WordPress plugin and the Wordfence Security plugin.

First of all, a very simple plugin called login lockdown simply blocks access to your blog if someone enters the wrong password too many times. A very common technique for hackers to get entry to WordPress blog is simply try many passwords over and over and over and over until something works. So login lockdown will block access to someone after a certain number of failed passwords. It’s a very simple plugin and it’s worth it to install this to make sure that any intruder is now locked out.