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 Malicious Cyberattacks On Your WordPress Web Site By Hackers And Botnets With Blog DefenderThe sheer number of attacks on websites and blogs around the world is massive, and things are getting worse.

It’s safe to assume that if you haven’t been hacked yet, then it’s only a matter of time before someone attempts to hack into your site.

On March 11, 2014, technology sites like Cnet.com reported that over 162,000 legitimate WordPress-powered sites had been hacked.

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

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

(Image source: BlogDefender site)

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 sites and direct a distributed-denial-of-service cyber-attack (DDoS) towards another popular website.

You may think that your website provides little to no value to hackers, but the reality is that every website has value to a malicious user.

If hackers can discover a web security flaw, the blog can then be used as a “bot” to attack other valuable websites.

The reality is that hackers are looking for security weaknesses and trying to break into your blog at this very moment. Whether they will be successful or not, will depend on how hard or easy you will make things for hackers and bots to keep trying until they discover a way to get access, or are forced to give up and decide to look for an easier target.

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

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

Hackertarget - WordPress Security Check

(Hackertarget – WP Security Scan Screenshot source: Hackertarget.com)

You will see that the test will display various results and information about your site setup …

Hackertarget - Website Security Scan

(WordPress security scan results. Product image: Hackertarget.com)

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

WP Security Scan

(Product image source: BlogDefender site)

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 on your server are all valuable information to hackers, as this informs them about exploitable security vulnerabilities, especially where site owners haven’t updated their files.

Fortunately, there is a simple solution that will stop broadcasting all of this information about your site and make your site invisible to malicious attackers and botnets.

Blog Defender Security Solution For WordPress

Blog Defender Security Suite For WordPress

Product Description

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

Matt Garrett, the creator of the BlogDefender security suit began looking for a way to develop BlogDefender after noticing that a WordPress site he set up for his mother had been hacked into and suspended. This site was quite new and so had literally nothing of value to offer, yet it was still targeted by hackers.

Matt only became aware of the event after being informed by his host and seeing that a significant amount of unusual activity had occurred within the site, as well as the addition of several phishing files designed to lure unsuspecting visitors to the site and steal their financial information.

Blog Defender WordPress Security Plugin

(Product image: BlogDefender.com)

Matt’s experience demonstrates that every website has some value to hackers.

Blog Defender scans you website for security holes …

Blog Defender Security Suite For WordPress Blogs

And let’s you fix these quickly, easily and inexpensively …

Blog Defender WordPress Security Solution

WordPress Plugins

The product suite comes with three WordPress plugins:

Pro Plugin # 1 in the product suite helps you schedule automated backups …

Blog Defender Security Plugin For WordPress

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Plugin #1 “Automated Backups” lets you do secure site, file and data backups to your server, external servers and leading cloud solutions using a number of backup methods (e.g. Email), perform full or partial backups, exclude tables or files from backups, restore backups, replace URLs (for site migrations), search and replace text strings in your WordPress database, perform malware scans and blacklist checks automatically, and more.

Plugin #2 “WP Security” provides WordPress security …

Blog Defender WordPress Security Plugin

(Source: BlogDefender site)

Plugin #2 “WP Security” performs a range of website security functions (see “Features” section below).

The third plugin allows you to scan your WordPress plugins, WP themes and core files to detect whether anything unusual has been altered, and repair any problems it finds …

Blog Defender Security Product Suite

(Image source: BlogDefender.com)

Pro Plugin # 3 also scans content to see if any malicious scripts have been inserted into your site files, bans bad bots, blocks brute force attacks and detects any content leeching (where people benefit from your content without providing you anything in return).

Step-By-Step Tutorial Videos

In addition to the plugins, the Blog Defender suite of products also includes seven video tutorial modules and downloadable guides that show you exactly how to protect your website from malicious users …

Blog Defender

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To learn more about the plugin go here:

Benefits

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

Quick And Easy To Install And Use

The plugins included with Blog Defender install like any plugin. Just upload them to your Plugins folder via your WP admin user account and activate.

Simple And Easy To Follow

Blog Defender is a do-it-yourself step-by-step training product that will walk you through the website security process and show you what to do, including how to set things up, and even which WordPress plugins you can use for free to get things done without paying additional costs.

Some additional benefits and advantages include:

  • Protect your WordPress site from hackers, spammers, botnets, data miners and malicious users attempting to ruin your business for personal and financial gain at your expense.
  • Protect Your Info Products From Theft – If you sell digital products (e.g. downloadable ebooks, video training, etc.), your work can be stolen and end up becoming freeware on download sharing sites.
  • Avoid A Tragic Situation – When a website gets hacked, you can expect to go through a great deal of frustration and aggravation. It can take days to uncover problems and sort through the issues these have caused. In the meantime, your, blog could get closed by your webhost, or even blacklisted by search engines. In addition, hackers can spam your contact list and steal your personal or financial information, you could end up being fined or even charged with fraud, and more.

Plugin Features

Blog Defender provides many great features to WordPress users.

The product addresses the following areas:

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

Blog Defender follows a logical process to help protect your your WordPress installation, addressing potential hosting security issues, using scanning and detection tools to identify risky themes and WP plugins, and then helping you implement website-wide security using the tools and plugins provided.

Blog Defender Security Solution For WordPress Web Sites

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

Feedback From Plugin Users

Below are just some testimonials that customers have published about the Blog Defender plugin:

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

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“Sure wish I’d had this before I lost over a dozen blogs just recently!” Kathe Lucas – www.wackycentral.com

Useful Tips

According to the product’s website, no sites secured by the solution were hacked since Blog Defender’s first release in 2012.

Matt Garrett 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.”

Cybersecurity is is a never-ending game of cat and mouse and all security solutions are only as good as the information and tools that developers presently have access to. The latest release of Blog Defender provides users with an easier WordPress security solution that doesn’t need constant attention, doesn’t cost a fortune 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 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.

Note: The cost to purchase the Blog Defender plugin can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. When we last checked, the product is selling for the pricing shown above. This may or may not be the actual pricing set by the plugin developer when you visit the website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.

Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:

Additional Information

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

Install The Plugins

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

WordPress is a secure platform, but neglecting simple maintenance tasks like keeping your WordPress core files, plugins and WordPress themes up-to-date, tightening file and data protection and taking other necessary precautions can expose your site to malicious by hackers and bots.

Blog Defender helps you learn what’s going on in your site and where the security holes are, what hosting companies can and can’t do to help prevent your sites being compromised, what security features to look for in a webhost, and which tools can make the process of securing your installation easier.

Protect Your WordPress Site From Hackers And Bots With Blog Defender Security Plugin

For more information, check out the plugin here: Blog Defender Security Product Suite For WordPress

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Originally published as Blog Defender – WordPress Security Suite.