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Blog Defender – WordPress Security Suite

The scale of attacks on websites and blogs around the world is massive, and this is only going to get worse.

It’s probably 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 began reporting that over 160,000+ legitimate WordPress-powered sites had been hacked.

Thousands of websites and blogs are attacked 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)

According to 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 site provides little to no value to hackers, but the reality is that to a hacker, all websites provide an opportunity to gain some benefit at your expense.

If a malicious user can exploit a security opening in your system and take over your site, the web site can then be employed to attack more valued sites.

The truth is that brute-force software bots are most likely trying to hack into your blog at this very moment. Whether they will get in or not, will depend on how difficult you will make things for them to keep trying until they either can discover how to break in, or decide to look for a less secure target.

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

Does your website run on WordPress? If so visit Hackertarget.com and run your website through their WordPress security scan …

(Hackertarget – WordPress Security Check Screenshot: https://hackertarget.com/wordpress-security-scan)

You will see that the scan returns various results and details about your WordPress setup …

(website security scan results. Image source: Hackertarget.com)

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

(Screenshot source: BlogDefender.com)

Being able 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 useful information to hackers, as this can inform them about potentially exploitable security vulnerabilities, especially in older versions.

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

Blog Defender

Product Description

The product is a package of WordPress security video tutorials, plugins and tools, plus WordPress security documentation in PDF and DOC formats.

Matt Garrett, the creator of BlogDefender began looking for a way to develop BlogDefender after noticing that a WordPress blog he set up for his mother had been hacked into and suspended by its webhost. This blog was not being used and had practically no value to offer, yet it was still targeted by hackers.

Matt only became aware of this after being informed by his host and observing that a significant amount of unusual activity had occurred within his server, as well as the addition of several malicious files designed to drive unsuspecting victims to the site and hijack financial information.

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Matt’s experience should be enough to convince you that every website is valuable to hackers.

Blog Defender scans you WordPress installation for potential security holes …

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

WordPress Plugins

The Blog Defender security product suite comes with 3 plugins:

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

(Screenshot image: Blog Defender)

Pro Plugin #1 “Automated Backups” lets you do secure site, file and data backups to your server, third-party servers and popular cloud-based solutions using different backup methods (including FTP and email backups), perform full or partial backups, exclude files or tables from your backups, restore backups, replace URLs (useful when migrating sites to different domains or server locations), search and replace text strings in your WordPress database, perform malware scans and blacklist checks automatically, and more.

Plugin #2 provides WordPress security …

(Product image: BlogDefender.com)

The “WP Security” plugin provides a range of site protection functions (see “Product Features” section below).

The third plugin allows you to scan your WP web site to see if code in your files has been modified, and fix the problem …

(Screenshot: Blog Defender)

Plugin #3 “WordPress Scan & Repair” 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 hard work without reciprocating the favor).

Blog Defender – Videos

In addition to the plugins, the Blog Defender suite of products also includes 7 videos plus downloadable guides that teach you exactly how to protect your website from malicious users …

(Source: BlogDefender site)

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Plugin Benefits

Below are just some of the many benefits and advantages of using Blog Defender to make your WordPress site invisible to hackers and botnets on your website:

Be Up And Running In No Time

The plugins included in the Blog Defender product suite install just like any plugin. Simply upload them to your Plugin folder via your admin area and activate.

Really Simple And Easy To Follow Training

Blog Defender can be used as a DIY step-by-step training product that walks you through the website security process and shows you exactly what to do, including how to set things up, and even which free plugins you should use to get the job done inexpensively.

Additional benefits include the following:

Plugin Features

Blog Defender provides a number of features to web site owners.

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

Blog Defender follows a logical process for securing your website, addressing hosting security, using tools to quickly identify risky themes and plugins, and then helping you implement site-wide security using the tools and plugins provided.

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

Testimonials From Customers

Below are some of the testimonials users have written about the Blog Defender plugin:

”This is probably one of those times you ask yourself ‘do I really need this product?’ Let’s face it, on the surface it’s not going to immediately put more money in your pocket or even add some cool new gizmo to your site… The truth is yes you do and you need it now. I’ve been in the online business for 10+ years and had my fair share of hacked sites which have cost me time and money (lots of it)…I’ve also seen a good number of people have their reputations and entire businesses left in tatters when their sites have been hacked. Right now is the time to act, because when it’s too late, well basically you’ll be screwed (and you’ll regret the day you passed over such a great opportunity to protect yourself for so little). And by the way, if you think your web host will come to your rescue think again, you’ll be on your own, paying to put things right and suffering the cost of lost sales and business. This is a seriously good product and if you rely on WordPress to make you money online then it’s nothing less than essential. Buy it, follow Matt’s expert advice and don’t end up another victim!” Simon Hodgkinson, www.hodgkinsonpublishing.com

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”In the past month alone, I’ve had 3 niche blogs hacked, costing me hundreds of dollars in lost sales – all of which could have been avoided if I followed the steps in this training. I can tell you, there’s nothing worse than spending months building up a blog, adding posts every few days, and then finding it all gone in an instant. The great thing about these ‘over the shoulder’ videos is that you get to see exactly how to do everything, so it doesn’t matter if you’re technically challenged. Just copy what you see on the screen, and then relax knowing your blogs are safe. (Just one of the tips in the first video alone could probably have prevented my blogs getting hacked) I even noticed one or two tips in there that help with SEO too … so following these videos could even bring your blogs more traffic!” Richard Legg – www.richard-legg.com

Useful Tips

According to the plugin developer, Matt Garrett, since Blog Defender was first released in 2012, no Blog Defender-protected websites were hacked.

The product developer 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.”

The war on hackers is an ever-escalating arms race and all security solutions are only as good as the information and tools that developers currently can access. The latest release of Blog Defender creates an easier WordPress security solution that doesn’t need constant attention, is quite inexpensive and it’s as good if not better than many web security products or services currently being offered at a higher price.

Product 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.

Plugin 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.. Cost = $47.00.

Please Note: The price of the Blog Defender product depends on whether there are any promotions or limited-time special offers. Presently, the plugin is being retailed for the prices shown above. This may not be the actual price 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 the current pricing details:

Additional Information

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

Use These Plugins

No matter what kind of business you run or plan to run online and how small you think your web presence is, website security is something you cannot ignore.

WordPress is a very secure platform, but neglecting simple maintenance tasks like updating your WordPress installation, plugins and themes, tightening file and data security and taking other necessary precautions can expose your website to malicious by hackers and bots.

Adopting a security procedure like the one that Blog Defender provides, will help you understand what your responsibilities are as a website owner, what hosting companies can and can’t do to help prevent your sites being hacked, what security features to look for in a webhost, and how to avoid all the major security risks without paying a lot of money.

For more information, visit the plugin website: Blog Defender

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