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WordPress: 10 easy security tips to lock down your site

Prevent your website from being hacked

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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Do you trust the free wifi you're using? (Image via buffered.com)
Do you trust the free wifi you're using? (Image via buffered.com)
Password dictionary attacks use lists of known (leaked) passwords, you can find them on shady parts of the internet
Password dictionary attacks use lists of known (leaked) passwords, you can find them on shady parts of the internet
Check the reputation of a WordPress plugin by looking at the number of downloads and its rating
Check the reputation of a WordPress plugin by looking at the number of downloads and its rating
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Sniff WordPress password using WireShark packet capturing (via blog.wpscans.com)
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It's pretty hard hacking into my WP-Admin page because you cannot find it (hint: it's not at /wp-admin)
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