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Blog Defender – WordPress Security Suite

The sheer number of attacks on websites and blogs around the world is increasing on a daily basis, and this is only going to get worse.

You can safely 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 162,000 legitimate WordPress websites had been hacked.

Thousands of websites 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.”

(Source: cnet.com/news/ddos-attack-is-launched-from-162000-wordpress-sites)

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

You may think that your website offers no value to hackers, but the reality is that to a hacker, all websites are an opportunity to gain some benefit at your expense.

If a hacker can discover a security vulnerability that allows them to gain any form of control of your blog, the website or blog can then be used as part of a larger network of “bots” to target more valuable websites.

The reality is that malicious bots are scouring for security exploits and trying to hack into your website or blog while you are reading this page at this very moment. Whether they can successfully get in depends on how hard or easy you can make it for hackers and bots to keep trying until they discover how to get in, or give up and go 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 Hackertarget.com and run your site through their WordPress security scan …

(Website Security Scan Source: https://hackertarget.com/wordpress-security-scan)

You will see that the scan will return various results and information about your site …

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

It should be obvious after using the above tool that if you are able to access all of this information, 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, and which files have been uploaded to certain directories are all valuable information to hackers, as this can inform them about potential security weaknesses, especially in older versions.

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

Blog Defender Security Solution For WordPress

Product Description

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

Matt Garrett, the creator of BlogDefender began to develop BlogDefender after noticing that a WordPress blog he set up for his mother got hacked into and suspended. This particular site had literally no value to offer, yet it still was attacked.

Matt only became aware of what had happened after being suspended by his host and noticing that a significant amount of suspicious activity had taken place inside the server, as well as the addition of several phishing files by whoever had broken into his site.

(Screenshot: Blog Defender)

This example illustrates the fact that every website has some value to hackers.

Blog Defender scans you WordPress installation for security weaknesses …

And let’s you quickly and easily fix these …

Blog Defender – Plugins

Blog Defender comes with 3 WordPress plugins:

Pro Plugin #1 “Automated Backups” in the product suite provides automated backups …

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Plugin #1 lets you do secure site and file backups to your server, external servers and popular cloud-based storage solutions using different backup methods, perform full or partial backups, exclude files or tables from backups, restore previous backups, replace URLs (for site migrations), do mass text replacements in databases, perform auto database scans and repairs, and more.

Plugin #2 provides WordPress security …

(Screenshot source: Blog Defender)

Plugin #2 performs a range of essential file and site protection functions (see “Plugin Features” section below).

Pro Plugin # 3 allows you to scan your content and files to see if anything in your files has been tampered with, and repair any problems it finds …

(Source: BlogDefender.com)

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

Videos

In addition to plugins, the Blog Defender suite of products also includes seven training modules in video format and PDF/DOC guides that show you exactly what to do to protect your site from malicious attacks …

(Source: Blog Defender)

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Benefits Of Using Blog Defender

Below we have listed just a few of the benefits and advantages 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 in the Blog Defender product suite are really easy to install. Just upload them to your Plugins folder via your admin user area and activate.

Simple And Easy To Follow

Blog Defender is a practical and useful DIY 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 free plugins to use to get things done without incurring unnecessary costs.

Additional benefits include the following:

Blog Defender Features

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

The product helps you fix the following security areas and vulnerabilities:

Blog Defender follows a logical sequence of steps to help secure your site, addressing potential hosting security issues, using scanning and detection tools to identify risky WP themes and WP plugins, and then implementing website-wide security using the tools and plugins provided.

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

Testimonials

Here are a few of the testimonials that users have provided for the Blog Defender product:

“You are literally walked through the process!” Nikki Stephens, www.nikkistephens.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 site, since Blog Defender was first released back in 2012, no websites or blogs using Blog Defender have been hacked.

Matt Garrett 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.”

The war on hackers is an ever-escalating arms race and all security solutions are only as good as the knowledge and tools developers currently have access to. The latest release of Blog Defender provides users with an easier WordPress security solution that doesn’t need constant attention, won’t cost you a fortune and it’s as good if not better than many premium 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, 100% money-back guarantee.

Product Pricing

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.

Please Note: Pricing for Blog Defender can vary, depending on whether there are any promotions or limited-time specials being offered. Presently, the plugin is being retailed for the amounts shown above. This may or may not be the actual price set by the software developer when you visit the product website and you may be shown additional upsells or one-time offers after your purchase.

Check the plugin’s website for the latest pricing here:

Additional Info

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

Use This Product

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

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

Blog Defender helps you understand what’s going on in your site and where the vulnerabilities are, what hosting companies can and can’t do if your sites are hacked or compromised, what security features to look for in a webhost, and which tools can make the task of securing your installation easier.

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

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