Blog Defender – WordPress Security Suite

Blog Defender is a suite of WordPress security plugins and tools, video tutorials, and WordPress security documentation in PDF and DOC formats that helps prevent malicious attacks on WordPress websites and blogs by hackers and botnets.

WordPress Plugin Review: Blog Defender Security PluginThe scale of attacks on websites and blogs worldwide is massive, and it’s getting worse.

It’s probably safe to assume that if you haven’t been hacked yet, then it’s inevitable that at some point in time someone will attempt to hack into your site.

On March 11, 2014, technology sites like Cnet.com began reporting that 162,000 WordPress-powered websites had been hacked.

Thousands of websites are attacked every year! Will yours be one of them?

Thousands of websites and blogs are hacked every year! Could your website be next?

(Screenshot: BlogDefender website)

According to the Cnet report,

“With some old-fashioned trickery, hackers were able to get more than 162,000 legitimate WordPress-powered Web sites to mount a distributed-denial-of-service attack against another Web site.”

(Source: cnet.com/news/ddos-attack-is-launched-from-162000-wordpress-sites)

As reported by security firm Sucuri, hackers had leveraged a flaw to attack unsuspecting WordPress sites and direct a distributed-denial-of-service attack (DDoS) towards another popular website.

You may think that your website is of little value to hackers, but the reality is that every website is valuable to a malicious user.

If someone can break in and remotely take control of your web site, the blog can then be used to target more highly-valued sites.

The truth is that software-driven bots are very likely trying to break into your web site while you are reading this article. Whether they can successfully break in will depend on how hard or easy you will make it for hackers to keep persisting until they can discover a way to get access, or are forced to give up and decide to look for a less protected target.

How Much Information Are You Broadcasting To Hackers About Your WordPress Site?

If you visit a site like Hackertarget.com and run your site through their WordPress security scan …

Hackertarget - Website Security Check

(WordPress Security Check Product image source: https://hackertarget.com/wordpress-security-scan)

You will see that the scan will yield various results and details about your website …

Hackertarget - WordPress Security Check

(Hackertarget – website security scan results. Source: Hackertarget.com)

It should be obvious after using the tool shown above that if you can freely access all of this information, then so can hackers.

Hackertarget - WordPress Security Check

(Screenshot source: BlogDefender.com)

The ability to see which version of WordPress you are using, which plugins and themes you have installed on your site, and which files have been uploaded to certain directories can all be potentially valuable information to hackers, as this informs them about any security vulnerabilities, especially in older versions.

Fortunately, there is a simple and inexpensive way you can stop broadcasting all of this information about your website and protect against malicious attacks.

Blog Defender

Blog Defender

Product Description

The product is a package of WordPress security video tutorials, WordPress plugins and tools, plus a WordPress security PDF/DOC file.

Matt Garrett, the creator of BlogDefender developed BlogDefender after noticing that a WordPress-driven blog he set up for his mother had been hacked into and suspended by its webhost. This particular site was devoid of content and so had practically nothing to offer, yet it was still attacked.

Matt only became aware of what had happened after being suspended by his host and noticing that a significant amount of suspicious activity had taken place within his site, as well as the addition of several phishing files by whoever had broken into his mother’s site.

Blog Defender

(Source: BlogDefender website)

Matt’s experience is evidence that all websites have value to hackers.

Blog Defender shows you where potential security weaknesses in your web site are …

Blog Defender Security Solution For WordPress

And then shows you how to fix these quickly and easily …

Blog Defender

Blog Defender – WordPress Plugins

Blog Defender comes with three plugins:

Plugin #1 in the product suite provides automated backups …

Blog Defender Security Plugin For WordPress Sites

(Screenshot: BlogDefender.com)

The “Automated Backups” plugin lets you do automated site, file and data backups to your server, third-party servers and popular cloud-based solutions using different backup methods, schedule complete or partial backups, exclude tables or files from your backups, restore previous backups, replace URLs (useful when migrating websites to different domains or server locations), search and replace text in your WordPress database, perform auto database scans and repairs, and more.

Plugin #2 provides your site with security …

Blog Defender Security Solution For WordPress

(Screenshot image: BlogDefender.com)

Pro Plugin #2 “WP Security” performs a range of file and site security functions (see “Product Features” section below).

Plugin #3 “WordPress Scan & Repair” allows you to scan WordPress sites to detect if your source code has been altered, and repair the problem …

Blog Defender Security Plugin

(Screenshot image: BlogDefender.com)

Plugin #3 “WP Scan & Repair” also scans content to see if any malicious scripts have been added to your site, bans bad bots, blocks brute force attacks and detects any content leeching (where people benefit from your work without reciprocating the favor).

Video Tutorials

In addition to the plugins, the Blog Defender product suite also includes seven step-by-step video tutorial modules plus written documentation that will show you exactly what to do to protect your website from malicious users …

Blog Defender Security Plugin For WordPress Blogs

(Product image source: BlogDefender.com)

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Plugin Benefits

Below are just a few of the benefits of using Blog Defender to make your WordPress site invisible to hackers and botnets on your site:

Quick And Easy Installation

The plugins included in the Blog Defender product install just like any regular plugin. Simply upload the plugin files to your Plugin folder via your administrator area and activate.

Simple And Easy To Follow Training

Blog Defender is a DIY training product that will guide you through the website security process and show you what to do, including how to set everything up, and even which free plugins you should install to get things done without incurring additional or unnecessary costs.

Additional benefits include:

  • Secure your website from hackers, spammers, bad bots, data miners and malicious users whose aims is to ruin your business for personal and financial gain at your expense.
  • Helps Prevent Intellectual Property Theft – If you sell digital products (e.g. downloadable ebooks, videos, etc.), your work can be stolen and end up becoming freeware on free downloading sites.
  • Avoid A Nightmare Situation – When a site has been hacked, expect to go through a great deal of frustration and heartache. It can take days to uncover problems and sort through the issues these have caused. During this time, your, account could be suspended by your webhost, or even blocked in search engines. In addition, hackers can spam your contact list and steal your business or financial information, you could end up being fined or even charged with fraud, and a whole lot more.

Blog Defender Features

Blog Defender was created to keep your sites and your business safe and secure 24/7.

The product helps you fix all of the following areas:

  • Hosting Security Advisory
  • Plugin Security Audits
  • Theme Security Audits
  • Anti Brute Force Security
  • Anti Cross-Site Scripting
  • WordPress Database Security
  • Nefarious Traffic Blocking
  • Hiding WordPress ‘Tell Tale’ Signs
  • Anti-Comment Spam
  • File Monitoring
  • Tracking Links
  • Known Offender Blocking
  • Automating Core WordPress Updates
  • WordPress Security Audit
  • Tightening Server Security
  • Kick Out Policy
  • Online Reputation Checking
  • And More …

Blog Defender provides a logical sequence of steps to help protect your website, addressing potential hosting security issues, using tools to identify risky WordPress themes and plugins, and then helping you implement website-wide security using the tools and plugins provided.

Blog Defender Security Suite For WordPress Websites

(Blog Defender website security process. Screenshot source: BlogDefender.com)

User Testimonials

Below are a few of the testimonials and comments that users have provided for the Blog Defender security suite:

”This is a seriously good product!” Simon Hodgkinson, www.hodgkinsonpublishing.com

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”In the past month alone, I’ve had 3 niche blogs hacked, costing me hundreds of dollars in lost sales – all of which could have been avoided if I followed the steps in this training. I can tell you, there’s nothing worse than spending months building up a blog, adding posts every few days, and then finding it all gone in an instant. The great thing about these ‘over the shoulder’ videos is that you get to see exactly how to do everything, so it doesn’t matter if you’re technically challenged. Just copy what you see on the screen, and then relax knowing your blogs are safe. (Just one of the tips in the first video alone could probably have prevented my blogs getting hacked) I even noticed one or two tips in there that help with SEO too … so following these videos could even bring your blogs more traffic!” Richard Legg – www.richard-legg.com

Plugin Tips

According to Matt Garrett, the plugin developer, since Blog Defender was first released, no websites protected with the solution were hacked.

The product developer also states on his site …

“With the volume of attacks nowadays … we probably won’t hold forever, so we’ve been busy creating even tougher WordPress security.”

Cybersecurity is is a perpetual game of cat and mouse and all security solutions are only as good as the information and technologies that developers presently can access. The latest release of Blog Defender provides users with an easier security solution that doesn’t need constant attention, is quite inexpensive and it’s as good if not better than many web security products or services currently being offered at a higher price.

Blog Defender Support

The product is well-supported, can be used by both Mac and PC users, is compatible with the latest WordPress release and is backed by a no-risk, thirty day, full refund guarantee.

Plugin Price

Blog Defender is normally available with a personal license only for use on unlimited sites. When we last checked, however, it was also being sold with Developer rights, allowing users to secure client sites as well.. Cost = $47.00.

Please Note: The price of this product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The pricing shown above was current when this review was published. This may or may not be the actual pricing set by the product seller when you visit the product site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.

Check the plugin’s website for the current pricing here:

Additional Info

For installation instructions and tutorials, FAQs, support help desk, contact details and more, visit the Blog Defender website.

The Bottom Line

No matter what kind of business you run or plan to run online and how small you think your web presence is, you simply cannot afford to ignore the importance of securing your web site.

WordPress is a secure platform, but neglecting basic maintenance tasks like updating your WordPress installation, plugins and WordPress themes, tightening file and data protection and taking other necessary precautions can have disastrous consequences.

Adopting security policies such as the one that Blog Defender provides, will help you learn what your security responsibilities as a website owner are, what hosting companies can and can’t do if your websites are hacked, what security features to look for in a webhost, and how to avoid major WordPress security holes without investing in expensive solutions.

Prevent Malicious Cyberattacks On Your WordPress Blogs From Hackers With Blog Defender WordPress Security Plugin

For full details, check out the plugin here: Blog Defender Security Solution For WordPress Sites

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Originally published as Blog Defender – WordPress Security Suite.