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Blog Defender – WordPress Security Suite

The sheer number of attacks on websites and blogs worldwide is rising, and it’s only going to get worse.

You can safely assume that if your website or blog hasn’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 over 160,000+ legitimate WordPress-powered websites had been hacked.

Thousands of websites are hacked every year! Could your website 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 WordPress websites and direct a distributed-denial-of-service attack (DDoS) towards another popular website.

Every website with a vulnerability presents an opportunity to hackers. An unsecured blog not only offers hackers opportunities to improve their skills and win “respect” among their peers, but it can also acts as a valuable platform for stealth attacks, distributing malware and engaging in information theft.

If a hacker can exploit a security vulnerability in your system and gain stealth control of your website or blog, your blog can then be employed as part of a larger network of “bots” to target larger and more valuable websites.

The reality is that brute-force software bots are very likely searching for weaknesses and trying to hack into your website while you are reading this page. Whether they will hack in successfully or not, will depend on how challenging you have made things for them to continue trying until they can either discover a way to break in, or decide to look for an easier target.

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

Do you own a WordPress site? If so, visit a site like Hackertarget.com and run your website through their WordPress security scan …

(WP Security Check Product image: Hackertarget.com)

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

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

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

(Screenshot image: Blog Defender)

Being able to see which version of WordPress you are using, which plugins and themes you have installed, and which files have been uploaded to certain directories are all potentially useful information to hackers, as this informs them about potentially exploitable vulnerabilities, especially where the owners haven’t updated their software versions.

Fortunately, there is a simple way you can stop broadcasting all of this information about your site and make your site invisible to hackers and botnets.

Blog Defender Security Suite For WordPress

Product Description

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

Matt Garrett, the creator of the BlogDefender security suit developed BlogDefender after noticing that a WordPress blog he set up for his mother got hacked into and suspended. This particular site had literally nothing of value to offer, yet it still was targeted by hackers.

Matt only became aware of the event after being contacted by his host and observing that a significant amount of unusual activity had occurred inside the site, as well as the addition of a number of phishing files designed to drive unsuspecting visitors to the site and hijack their financial details.

(Product image: BlogDefender.com)

This simple example should be enough to illustrate the fact that all websites have value to hackers.

Blog Defender scans you website for potential security vulnerabilities …

And then shows you how to easily fix these …

Blog Defender – WP Plugins

The product suite includes 3 WordPress plugins:

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

(Product image source: BlogDefender.com)

The plugin lets you do secure site and file backups to your server, external servers and leading cloud solutions using a number of backup methods (including FTP and email backups), perform full or partial backups, exclude tables or files from backups, restore previous backups, replace URLs (useful when migrating sites to new domains or server locations), do mass text replacements in databases, perform auto database scans and repairs, and more.

Pro Plugin #2 “WP Security” provides your site with security …

(Screenshot: Blog Defender)

This plugin performs a range of vital file and site security functions (see “Features” section below).

Plugin #3 “WP Scan & Repair” allows you to scan your content and files to detect whether any code in your files has been tampered with, and fix problems …

(Image source: Blog Defender)

Pro Plugin #3 “WP Scan & Repair” also scans content to see if any malicious content 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 providing you anything in return).

Videos

In addition to plugins, the Blog Defender suite of products also includes video guides plus PDF/DOC guides that teach you exactly what to do to protect your site from hackers …

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Go here to learn more about the plugin:

Benefits

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

Ready To Start Using In Very Little Time

The plugins included with Blog Defender install just like any other WordPress plugin. Just upload a zip folder containing the plugins to your Plugin folder via your WordPress admin account and activate.

Simple And Easy To Follow Training

Blog Defender can be used as a DIY training product that will guide you through the website security process and show you what to do, including how to set things up, and even which free WordPress plugins you should use to get things done inexpensively.

Additional plugin benefits include the following:

Features

Blog Defender offers many features to WP users.

Blog Defender covers the following security areas and vulnerabilities:

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

(Blog Defender website security process. Source: BlogDefender website)

Feedback From Users

Below are a few of the testimonials and comments customers have submitted regarding Blog Defender:

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

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”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

Useful Tips

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

Matt Garrett, the product developer 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 an ever-escalating arms race and all security solutions are only as good as the knowledge and tools developers can currently get their hands on. The latest release of Blog Defender provides users with an easier WordPress security solution that doesn’t require constant attention, won’t cost a fortune and it’s as good if not better than many web security products or services currently being offered at a higher price.

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 refund guarantee.

Product Cost

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 the Blog Defender plugin depends 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 charged by the plugin developer when you visit the product site and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after purchasing.

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

Additional Info

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

We Recommend

Regardless of the type of business you run or plan to run online and how small you think your web presence is, securing your website is something you cannot afford to ignore.

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

Adopting security procedures such as the one Blog Defender provides, will help you learn what’s going on in your site and where the vulnerabilities are, what hosting companies can and can’t do if the security on your website is compromised, what security features to look for in a webhost, and how to avoid major security risks without investing in expensive solutions.

To learn more, visit the plugin website here: Blog Defender WordPress Security Suite

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