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Harden your WordPress website with 10 simple steps

Keep hackers out of the world's most popular content management system

Mar. 31, 2019 -

A lot of people use WordPress to manage their website, therefore it's no surprise people ask me to have a look at their site's security. As ethical hacker, I encounter WordPress in different shapes, sizes and states. Some of them are really badly protected against hacks. Prevent your site from being hacked using these 10 practical tips.

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Password dictionary attacks use lists of known (leaked) passwords, you can find them on shady parts of the internet
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Use WP Security Audit Log to keep an eye on what's happening with your WordPress website (wpsecurityauditlog.com)
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Update WordPress from the wp-admin dashboard
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Sniff WordPress password using WireShark packet capturing (via blog.wpscans.com)
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