Tips to Improve your Blog’s Security

Each day, we get to hear about the smart hackers and nasty plagiarists flooding the internet to look for the security loopholes on websites. They are continually poking in their noses to find any vulnerable blog. They can go to any extent, from redirecting your traffic to their sites to installing malware. Despite of knowing about 1000s incidents of hacking, only a few people seem concerned about the security of their blogs. Never assume that your blog has an immunity system. By following these ways, you may definitely make your blog more secure.

1- Secure the Log In

You must have seen that the admin is the default username on your WordPress blog. All the predators know it as well. Try using Captcha for the user login as a means of protection from the attack. To implement the Captcha, you can use BWS plugins.

2- Try not to advertise your WordPress blog to the world

Usually, sites of WordPress publish a version number which makes it easier to know how are you operating. Showing the version number of your WordPress site will make it vulnerable to security threats and attacks. While taking off the WordPress version from your web page, you need to make an additional change by going to your WordPress installation directory and delete the “readme” file.

3- Back up your blogs “Automatically.”

Following regular backups, you can recover from even the deadliest attacks. You can restore the entire site with just a click. You may also install a new plugin. Better the WordPress security plugin; better are the functions and security.

4- Add password authentication to the admin folder

You can make it hard for the hackers to break through your login page by adding the password protection to your WordPress admin folder. You can just log in to the CP panel and select the “Password Protect Directories.”

5- Install a Firewall

For protecting your blog against hacking and other such attempts, you must install the OSE Firewall, that is the creation of Open source excellence. The firewall has a built-in scanner that will scan your blog for any of the malicious codes. It also has a new anti-spam feature that will keep your blog spam free.

Graccey Leio is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cybersecurity, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She  writes for Norton security products at www.norton.com/setup

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