Hack Prevention Tips??? (3 posts)

  1. heningerzao
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Does anyone have any tips for preventing someone from hacking your site? It seems like everywhere I look there are different tips. What are the best ways to do this? I had a WP site a while back that was hacked by someone in Egypt. I'm not sure if they did it through my hosting provider or through WP itself, but I'd like to prevent it in a site I'm building.

  2. sabinou
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You may want to read this : http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

    I'd also recommend you to read this : http://ottopress.com/2009/hacked-wordpress-backdoors/
    This one doesn't really tell you how to avoid stuff, but blog hacking won't look like black magic to you anymore, knowledge is power.

  3. RyanJBaron
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There are many things that you can do to help prevent this, although I would say nothing if full proof, it is best to do as much as you can. Here are a few essential things that I would start with, there are other things you can do as well, but this should be a good start. Everybody else please add!!!

    The first thing I would do is to install the ultimate security checker, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ultimate-security-checker/

    This will help show you where your website is vulnerable, and give you tips on how to fix it.

    BBQ as well http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/block-bad-queries/ will help stop/block Malicious URL Requests attacks on your site

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-htaccess-control/ to limit access to your files/folders

    Don't use "admin" as a username on your website. If you already have this username set up as your main username you cannot change it from the back end of wp, but if you have access to phpmyadmin you can change your username there.

    Delete your readme.html file

    Delete your install.php file


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