Upgrading WordPress Security

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Have you been hit by the Levitra hack? WordPress is a widely used CMS platform, but to ensure you are not a victim of hackers breaching your site to embed hidden code, we advise you to install some additional security plugins. Wordfence and WP Better Security are two very good plugins that alter the core framework and help disguise important information that hackers look for.

Wordfence will allow you to scan your site files and identify files that are outside of your core, plugin and theme framework. WP Better Security will allow you to block specific IP’s that try to infiltrate your site by either repeat attempts to access the admin area, or by trying to continuously open files that do not exist on your site. It also includes a 21 point checklist including fully securing the .htaccess file, removing users with ID 1, and actively looking for changed files – all to ensure that your WordPress site is hardened and unlikely to be on the receiving end of a hack.

It’s not always obvious to spot a hacked site. Hackers alter the meta description and/or add hidden scripts to the main body of your site. They embed scripts containing words such as Levitra, and then link out to other sites in an attempt to parse pagerank and link juice.

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