As more and more people start using WordPress more and more people attempt to exploit WordPress operated blogs. These attacks can happen via XSS, CSRF, Base64_encode and SQL Injection hacking attempts, where some will break your site and some simply redirect or point visitors to different locations. That’s why WordPress security has become prominent if you would like to operated a successful blog. Below you will find five WordPress security plugins which I always try and use on all of my blogs.
1. BulletProof Security
WordPress website security protection. BulletProof Security protects your website from XSS, CSRF, Base64 and SQL Injection hacking attempts.
As Base64 can be used for legitimate and “illegal” operations on your blog, it is one of the most used injection attacks and one that I frequently come into contact with. BulletProof Security plugin is one of those MUST HAVE plugins for me.
2.WP Security Scan
Scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions.
-WordPress admin protection/security
-removes WP Generator META tag from core code
One of the more popular security plugins, with more than half a million downloads. This plugin scans your WordPress installation for security vulnerabilities and suggest ways for you to fix it. It might take a few minutes to get everything going, but it’s worth it.
3.Better WP Security
Helps secure WordPress by protecting your single or multi-site installation from attackers. Hardens standard WordPress security by hiding vital areas
Not as well-known as the previous plugins, but even being one of the new kids on the block, it offers more than many of the other plugins. It can take some time to setup as it offers a bunch of very important options.
4. TAC (Theme Authenticity Checker)
*Scan all of your theme files for potentially malicious or unwanted code.*
I don’t recommend downloading free themes from untrusted sources, but if you have to, run the theme through the TAC plugin first, and find out what any possibly malicious code could mean for your blog.
AntiVirus for WordPress is a smart and effective solution to protect your blog against exploits and spam injections.
Popular and easy to use, this plugin provide many of the functions the other plugins offer. WordPres 3.x ready.
Final : I don’t suggest using all of these plugins, but rather a mixture of 2 or three, which will provide you with the most effective security solution. Try them out and decided which works for you. Don’t wait for a hacker to show you why you need these plugins.