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Top 3 WordPress Security Plugins To Prevent Hacking

By manish Friday, August 14th, 2015

wordpress-securityThere are over 700 million websites on the web and 19% of them are powered by WordPress, according to research. WordPress is used by millions of people globally, but it’s getting more and more attention by hackers and spammers due to its popularity. Even a big number of complaints or ticket raised by our clients releated to security and hacking issues with their wordpress CMS. According to an article on Forbes, “More than 30,000 websites are hacked a day and 60% of the causes come from the weak websites security”. So, it is extremely essential to keep your website and blog safe from spammers and hackers attack with the help of security plugins.

There are plenty of different security plugins available on the WordPress box room, but we have picked up the best 3 WordPress security plugins for you which should install on your WordPress.

Sucuri Security

This security plugins tracks all human actions on your site, including when changes are made to your site or when users log into your site. If there is a failure in security, then you’ll be able to review the activity logs as well as can find what happened. The Sucuri Security plugin is free to all WordPress users, and provides its users many key security features for their site, each feature is designed to have a positive affect on their security posture.

Features

  • Scan all WordPress core files
  • Detects changes in WordPress core files
  • Provides a last login feature that lets you to see the last login for each user, and where it came from such as date, time or IP address.

iThemes Security

Also known as Better WP Security claims to provide more than 30 ways to secure and protect your WordPress website. iThemes Security plugins scans the whole website and tries to detect if there is any potential danger in your site. Besides, it fixes issues that leave WordPress sites vulnerable and hardens the security.

Features

  • It creates a backup of Database files prior to securing your website
  • Changing the path for “WP-Content”
  • Prevent brute force attacks by locking out IP addresses.
  • Monitors your site and records all the changes made in database or file system
  • Block those users who add malicious code to your website

Wordfence Security

This plugins is a complete Firewall and Anti-Virus Package for your Website. Wordfence Security continually monitors your website and protects it from robots and humans who are trying to harm your site. Its absolutely free, and enough for small and large business websites. If you want to more feature such as Cellphone sign-up, Scheduled Scans, Frequent Scans, Country Blocking, Advanced Comment Spam Filter, Remote Scans and more, go for the advanced version of Wordfence.

Features

  • Scans core files, themes or plugins
  • Checks for outdated plugins.
  • IP whitelisting and IP blocking.
  • Limit the number of retry attempts when logging in.
  • Monitors disk space to avoid DdoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attacks.
  • Email alerts of warnings / critical problems.

Users who don’t code a lot, these 3 security plugins are the best way to secure your site, and easily usable and safe.

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