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.

Review: Prevent Hackers And Bots From Finding & Attacking Your Website With Blog Defender Security PluginThe scale of attacks on websites and blogs worldwide is rising, and the situation is only going to get worse.

It’s probably safe to assume that if your website or blog hasn’t been hacked yet, then it’s only a matter of time.

On March 11, 2014, technology sites like Cnet.com began reporting that 160,000+ legitimate WordPress-powered sites had been hacked.

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

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

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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 well-known flaw to attack unsuspecting WP web sites and direct a distributed-denial-of-service cyber attack (DDoS) towards another popular website.

You may think that the information in your site has no significant value to hackers, but the reality is that to a hacker, all websites provide an opportunity to benefit or profit at your expense.

If a hacker can exploit a security flaw that lets them take over your blog, that blog can then be used to target other highly-valued web sites.

The harsh reality is that malicious bots are most likely trying to hack into your web site right now. Whether they can be successful depends on how challenging you have made things for hackers and botnets to continue trying until they can discover how to get in, or 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 website through their WordPress security scan …

Hackertarget - Website Security Check

(WP Security Check Screenshot source: Hackertarget.com)

You will see that the check will yield a number of results and details about your site setup …

WP Security Scan

(website security check results. Screenshot source: Hackertarget.com)

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

WP Security Scan

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The ability to see what 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 on your server can be potentially valuable information to hackers, as these can inform them about potentially exploitable vulnerabilities, especially in older versions.

Fortunately, there is a simple and inexpensive solution that can stop broadcasting all of this information about your site and help to protect it against other malicious threats.

Blog Defender WordPress Security Product Suite

Blog Defender Security Solution For WordPress

Product Description

The product is a suite of WordPress security video tutorials, WordPress plugins and tools, plus WordPress security documentation in PDF and DOC formats.

Matt Garrett, the developer of BlogDefender began developing BlogDefender after noticing that a WordPress-driven site he set up for his mother got hacked into and suspended by its webhost. This particular site was devoid of content and had practically nothing to offer, yet it was still targeted by hackers.

Matt only became aware of what had happened after being suspended by his host and noticing that a significant amount of unusual activity had occurred within the server, as well as the addition of a number of malicious files designed to drive unsuspecting victims to the site and steal Paypal account information.

Blog Defender Security Product Suite For WordPress Blogs

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This simple example illustrates the fact that all websites are valuable to hackers.

Blog Defender scans you WordPress site for potential security weaknesses …

Blog Defender Security Product Suite For WordPress Websites

And let’s you fix these quickly and easily …

Blog Defender Security Solution For WordPress Blogs

Plugins

The product suite includes 3 plugins for WordPress:

Pro Plugin # 1 in the Blog Defender suite provides automated backups …

Blog Defender Security Product Suite

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Plugin #1 “Automated Backups” lets you do automated site, file and data backups to your server, third-party servers and cloud solutions using different backup methods, automate complete or partial backups, exclude files or tables from your backups, restore backups, replace URLs (for site migrations), do bulk text string replacements in your WordPress database, perform malware scans and blacklist checks automatically, and more.

Pro Plugin #2 “WordPress Security” provides WordPress security …

Blog Defender Security Product Suite

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Pro Plugin #2 “WordPress Security” provides a range of vital site and file security functions (see “Blog Defender Features” section below).

Pro Plugin # 3 allows you to scan your plugins, themes and WordPress core files to detect if your source code has been altered, and repair the problem …

Blog Defender

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Pro Plugin # 3 also scans content to see if any malicious URLs have been inserted into your site, bans bad bots, blocks brute force attacks and detects any content leeching (where others benefit from your work without reciprocating the favor).

Blog Defender – Videos

In addition to plugins, Blog Defender also includes step-by-step training videos plus downloadable guides that teach you exactly what you need to do to protect your site from hackers …

Blog Defender WordPress Security Suite

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Plugin Benefits

Here are just some of the many benefits of using Blog Defender to make your WordPress site invisible to hackers and botnets on your site:

Ready To Go To Work In Minutes

The plugins install like every WordPress plugin. Simply upload a zip file that contains the plugin files to your Plugin folder via your dashboard and activate.

Really Simple And Easy To Follow Training

Blog Defender can be used as a do-it-yourself step-by-step training product that takes you through the website security process and shows you what to do, including how to set things up, and even which plugins you can install for free to get the job done.

Some additional benefits and advantages include the following:

  • Secure your WordPress website from hackers, spammers, bad bots, data miners and malicious users attempting to ruin your business for personal and financial gain at your expense.
  • Helps Prevent Intellectual Property Theft – If your site sells information products (e.g. downloadable ebooks, video training, etc.), your product can end up as freeware on free downloading sites.
  • Avoid Getting Blocked By Your Web Host And Banned By Search Engines – When a site is hacked, you should expect to go through a great deal of frustration and aggravation. It can take days to uncover the problem and sort through any issues these have caused. In the meantime, your, websites can get suspended by your webhost, or even deindexed by search engines. In addition, your contacts could be spammed, your subscriber list and financial details could be stolen, you could end up being fined or even charged with fraud, and a whole lot more.

Blog Defender Features

Blog Defender was designed to lock down your site and keep your business safe and secure 24/7.

Blog Defender helps you fix the following areas:

  • Webhost Security Advisory
  • Plugin Security Audits
  • WP 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
  • Monitor Files
  • Monitor Links
  • Known Offender Blocking
  • Automate Core WordPress Updates
  • WordPress Security Audit
  • Tighter Server Security
  • Kick Out Policy
  • Online Reputation Checking
  • And More …

Blog Defender uses a logical sequence of steps for securing your web site, addressing potential hosting security issues, using tools to identify risky themes and plugins, and then implementing website-wide security using the tools and plugins provided.

Blog Defender

(Blog Defender website security process. Product image source: Blog Defender)

Feedback From Customers

Below are just a few of the testimonials and feedback plugin customers have published about the Blog Defender product:

“You are literally walked through the process!” Nikki Stephens, www.nikkistephens.com

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”I discovered some incredible security tricks!” David Walker – www.inboxrockstar.com

Plugin Tips

According to Matt Garrett, the plugin developer, since Blog Defender’s first release, no Blog Defender-protected websites or blogs have been hacked.

Matt Garrett, the product developer also states on his site, however …

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

The war on hackers is is a constant game of cat and mouse and all security solutions are only as good as the information and technologies that developers presently have access to. The latest release of Blog Defender creates an easier security solution that doesn’t need constant attention, is quite inexpensive and it’s as good if not better than many premium 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 risk-free, thirty day, 100% refund guarantee.

Software Price

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

Note: Pricing details of Blog Defender can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Currently, the software is selling for the amounts shown above. This may or may not be the actual price set by the plugin seller when you visit the site and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.

Check the plugin’s website for the current price:

Additional Plugin Info

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

What We Recommend

No matter what type of business you run or plan to run online and how small you think your web presence is, website security is something you simply cannot ignore.

WordPress is a very secure platform, but neglecting simple maintenance tasks like ensuring that your WP core files, plugins and themes are kept up-to-date, tightening file and data protection and taking other necessary precautions can have disastrous consequences.

Blog Defender helps you understand what your responsibilities are as the website owner, what hosting companies can and can’t do if your sites are compromised, what security features to look for in a webhost, and how to avoid all the major WordPress security holes without paying a lot of money.

Prevent Malicious Cyber Attacks On Your WordPress Web Site From Hackers And Botnets

For complete details, visit the plugin website: Blog Defender Security Suite For WordPress

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Author: Martin Aranovitch

Martin Aranovitch is the owner of WPCompendium.org and the author of The WordPress User Manual. WPCompendium.org provides hundreds of FREE tutorials that show you how to use WordPress to grow your business online with no coding skills required! Get our FREE "101+ WordPress Tips, Tricks & Hacks For Non-Techies" e-course with loads of useful WordPress tips!

Originally published as Blog Defender – WordPress Security Suite.