You can safely 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 160,000+ WordPress websites had been hacked.
Thousands of websites and blogs are hacked every year! Will yours be one of them?
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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.”
According to leading security firm Sucuri, hackers had leveraged a well-known flaw to attack unsuspecting WordPress websites and direct a distributed-denial-of-service attack (DDoS) towards another popular website.
Every website with a vulnerability can be seen as a potential opportunity to hackers. A compromised site not only provides hackers opportunities to improve their hacking skills and claim “bragging rights” from their peers, but it can also be a valuable platform for stealth attacks, spreading malware and participating in information theft.
If someone can hack into and compromise the control of your web site, the website can then be used as a “bot” to attack other highly-valued sites.
The harsh reality is that hackers are scouring for exploits and trying to hack into your blog right now. Whether they will successfully break in depends on how hard you have made it for hackers to keep trying until they can find how to get in, or decide to look for an easier target.
How Much Information Are You Broadcasting To Hackers About Your WordPress Site?
Does your website run on WordPress? If so visit a site like Hackertarget.com and run your website through their WordPress security check …
(WordPress Security Check Screenshot: https://hackertarget.com/wordpress-security-scan)
You will see that the scan returns various results and details about your website setup …
(Hackertarget – website security check results. Screenshot image: Hackertarget.com)
It should be obvious after using the above tool that if you are able to access all of this information about your WordPress site, then hackers can too.
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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 are all useful information to hackers, as this informs them about exploitable security weaknesses, especially where the owners haven’t updated their software versions.
Fortunately, there is a simple way to stop broadcasting all of this information about your website and help to protect it against malicious attacks.
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 looking for a way to develop BlogDefender after noticing that a WordPress-driven site he set up for his mother had been hacked into and suspended by its hosting company. This site had literally nothing to offer, yet it still was hacked.
Matt only became aware of this after being contacted by his host and observing that a significant amount of suspicious activity had taken place inside the site, as well as the addition of a number of malicious files by whoever had broken into his site.
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Matt’s experience should be enough to convince you that all websites have value to hackers.
Blog Defender shows you where the security holes in your WordPress installation are …
And then shows you how to fix these quickly, easily and inexpensively …
Blog Defender – WP Plugins
The product suite comes with three plugins:
Plugin #1 in the Blog Defender suite provides automated backups …
The “Automated Backups” plugin lets you do automated backups to your server, external servers and cloud-based storage solutions using a number of backup methods (e.g. FTP), perform complete or partial backups, exclude files or tables from your backups, restore previous backups, replace URLs (for site migrations), search and replace text strings in your database, perform malware scans and blacklist checks automatically, and more.
Plugin #2 provides WordPress security …
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The “WordPress Security” plugin provides a range of essential site security functions (see “Plugin Features” section below).
Plugin #3 “WordPress Scan & Repair” scans your files and content to see whether any of your files have been found, and fix problems …
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Pro Plugin # 3 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 providing you anything of value in return).
Blog Defender – Step-By-Step Videos
In addition to the plugins, the Blog Defender suite of products also includes video training guides and printable documentation that teach you exactly what to do to protect your site from malicious users …
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Go here to learn more:
Here are just some of the many benefits of using Blog Defender to make your WordPress site invisible to hackers and botnets on your website:
Ready To Use In Minutes
The plugins included with Blog Defender install like any other WordPress plugin. Just upload a zip file that contains the plugin files to your Plugins folder via your administrator section and activate.
Very Simple And Easy To Follow Training
Blog Defender can be used as a do-it-yourself step-by-step training product that will take you through the website security process and show you what to do, including how to set things up, and even which plugins you can use for free to get the job done without incurring additional expenses.
Additional benefits and advantages include:
- Protect your site from hackers, spammers, bad bots, data mining tools and malicious users whose aims is to exploit your site for personal and financial gain at your expense.
- Protects Intellectual Property From Being Stolen – If you sell digital products (e.g. downloadable e-books, video training, etc.), your product can end up as freeware on free sharing sites.
- Avoid A Tragic Situation – When a website has been hacked, expect to go through a great deal of inconvenience and aggravation. It can take days to uncover the problem and sort through the issues these have caused. In the meantime, your, websites could be closed by your webhost, or even deindexed by search engines. Additionally, 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 was designed to keeps your site and your business safe and secure 24/7.
The product helps you fix all of the following areas:
- Host Security Advisory
- Plugin Security Audits
- Theme Security Audits
- Anti Brute Force Security
- Anti Cross-Site Scripting
- WordPress Database Security
- Nefarious Traffic Blocking
- Hide WordPress ‘Tell Tale’ Signs
- Anti-Comment Spam
- File Monitoring
- Track Links
- Block Known Offenders
- Automate Core WP Updates
- WordPress Security Audit
- Tighten Server Security
- Kick Out Policy
- Reputation Checking
- And More …
Blog Defender follows a logical sequence of steps for securing your web site, addressing hosting security, using tools to quickly identify risky WP themes and WP plugins, and then helping you implement site-wide security using the tools and plugins provided.
(Blog Defender website security process. Product image source: BlogDefender website)
Feedback From Users
Below are a few of the testimonials and comments customers have published about the Blog Defender security products:
”This is a seriously good product!” Simon Hodgkinson, www.hodgkinsonpublishing.com
”My business is built around the WordPress platform and I’m embarrassed to admin I’ve been slack in the security department. However, Matt’s training soon put that right! I followed each detailed video to the letter and discovered some incredible security tricks and plugins I’d never heard of before. Better still, all the plugins were free to download too! The end result? My WordPress membership site is now locked down tighter than Parkhurst at midnight and if anybody tries hacking it, I’ll be the first to know! thanks again Matt, I’m off to secure the rest of the blogs in my portfolio!” David Walker – www.inboxrockstar.com
According to the plugin developer, Matt Garrett, no websites protected with the solution were hacked since Blog Defender’s release.
Matt 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 perpetual game of cat and mouse and all security solutions are only as good as the information and technologies that developers presently can harness. 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, 30 day, full money-back guarantee.
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.. Price = $47.00.
Note: Pricing for the Blog Defender product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. When we last checked, the software sells for the amounts shown above. This may or may not be the actual price charged by the software developer when you visit the plugin site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.
Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:
For help documentation and tutorials, FAQs, customer helpdesk, contact details and more, visit the Blog Defender website.
Use This Product
Regardless of the type of business you run or plan to run online and how small you think your web presence is, web security is something you simply cannot ignore.
WordPress is a secure web platform, but neglecting essential maintenance tasks like updating your WordPress software, WordPress plugins and WP themes, tightening file and data security and taking other necessary precautions can have disastrous consequences.
Blog Defender helps you understand what’s going on in your site and where the security holes are, what hosting companies can and can’t do if your website is hacked or compromised, what security features to look for in a webhost, and which tools can make the process of securing your site easier.
For complete details, visit the plugin website: Blog Defender Security Solution For WordPress Websites & Blogs