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Blog Defender – WordPress Security Suite

The scale of attacks on websites and blogs around the world is rising, and the situation is getting worse.

It’s 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 reported that 160,000+ WordPress web sites had been hacked.

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

Every web site with a security vulnerability provides some type of opportunity to hackers. No site is immune from a cyberattack. Large, medium and small websites, personal blogs, government web sites … even websites owned by online security experts can and have been targeted.

If hackers can find a software vulnerability in your security, the web site can then be employed as a “bot” in a planned cyberattack against more valued web sites.

The truth is that brute-force software bots are probably trying to break into your web site right now. Whether they can break into your site successfully or not, will depend on how difficult you will make it for hackers and bots to keep persisting until they can either find a way to get in, or are forced to give up and decide to look for a more vulnerable target.

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

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

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

You will see that the scan will return a number of results and information about your website …

(Hackertarget – WP security check results. Screenshot image: Hackertarget.com)

It should be obvious after using this 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 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 useful information to hackers, as this can inform them about exploitable vulnerabilities, especially in older versions.

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

Blog Defender

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 creator of BlogDefender developed BlogDefender after noticing that a WordPress site he set up for his mother got hacked into and suspended by the hosting company. This particular site had literally nothing to offer, yet it was still attacked.

Matt only became aware of the event after being suspended by his host and observing that a significant amount of suspicious activity had occurred within the server, as well as the addition of several phishing files designed to drive visitors to the site and hijack their financial information.

(Source: Blog Defender)

This simple example shows that that all websites are valuable to hackers.

Blog Defender shows you where the security holes in your WordPress site are …

And let’s you fix these quickly and easily …

WP Plugins

The Blog Defender security product comes with three plugins for WordPress:

Pro Plugin #1 “Automated Backups” in the product suite helps you schedule automated backups …

(Source: Blog Defender)

Plugin #1 lets you do automated site, file and data backups to your server, third-party servers and cloud solutions using different backup methods (e.g. Email), schedule 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 auto database scans and repairs, and more.

Pro Plugin # 2 provides your WordPress web site with security …

(Product image source: Blog Defender)

Plugin #2 performs a range of vital website protection functions (see “Blog Defender Features” section below).

Pro Plugin #3 “WP Scan & Repair” scans WordPress sites to see if anything unusual has been changed, and repair the problem …

(Screenshot: BlogDefender website)

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

Blog Defender – Video Tutorials

In addition to plugins, Blog Defender also includes seven video tutorial modules plus printable documentation that show you exactly what you need to do to protect your site from malicious users …

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To learn more about this plugin go here:

Benefits

Below 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 site:

Quick And Simple To Install And Use

The plugins are quite easy to install. Simply upload them to your Plugin folder via your WordPress admin area and activate.

Very Simple And Easy To Follow Training

Blog Defender is an easy-to-follow DIY step-by-step training product that will take you through the website security process and show you exactly what to do, including how to set things up, and even which plugins you can use for free to get things done.

Additional benefits of using the plugin include the following:

Plugin Features

Blog Defender offers a number of features to WordPress users.

The product helps you fix the following issues:

Blog Defender follows a logical sequence of steps to help secure your site, addressing hosting security, using scanning and detection tools to quickly identify risky WP themes and WordPress plugins, and then helping you implement site-wide security using the tools and plugins provided.

(Blog Defender security process. Product image: BlogDefender.com)

User Feedback

Below are a few of the testimonials plugin customers have submitted for the Blog Defender plugin:

”I’ve had to go through the inconvenience of a hacked blog before and let me tell you it’s not nice. With online security becoming an increasing problem, especially with WordPress, this is a great way to secure your blog. I’ll be following Matt’s training and securing all my blogs…Great job.” JohnThornhill – www.johnthornhill.com

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”Just one tip could have prevented my blogs getting hacked!” Richard Legg – www.richard-legg.com

Plugin Tips

According to Matt Garrett’s site, since Blog Defender was first released, no websites or blogs secured by 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 an escalating arms race and all security solutions are only as good as the information and technologies that developers currently have access to. The latest release of Blog Defender provides users with an easier security solution that doesn’t require constant attention, won’t cost a fortune and it’s as good if not better than most 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 risk-free, thirty day, complete money-back guarantee.

Software Cost

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: Price details for this product can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. The above reflects the price at the time this content was written. This may not be the actual price set by the plugin developer when you visit the plugin website and there may be additional upsells or one-time offers after you’ve purchased.

Check the plugin’s website for current pricing details:

Additional Plugin Info

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

Get The 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 afford to ignore.

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

Adopting security procedures like the one Blog Defender provides, will help you understand what your responsibilities as a website owner 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 website easier.

For more details, visit the plugin website here: Blog Defender Security Suite

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