This is very very informative.
I had no idea how many times people have been trying to hack my site.
This even gives you the login details they tried to hack with, so that is very helpful. Hint: NEVER use the login "admin"!
Hey, it is a good product
I fill me safe
I recently upgraded to Wordfence after several brute force attempts to hack my WordPress site. Now I feel much safer with their sophisticated monitoring and blocking tools.
If you saw what WordFence saw, you would be glad to know WordFence saw it first.
If your website isn't being actively defended by several tools, you are at high risk of the site being damaged or as bad, infected by malware. I find WordFence an easy and effective tool when it comes to defending a WordPress site against various attacks.
WordFence and Update Alerts
WordFence does a fine job alerting you to website updates. Sure, those "alerts" may come across as scary to many, but the alternative is that you don't get proper notice of updates. In particular, plugins can generate security lapses that could make your whole site vulnerable.
Simple to configure and if you don't understand what this or that does, use the tool tips.
Bottom line is that if your WordPress isn't secured, your site could be hacked, your server blacklisted, your users redirected or worse, your valued visitors could be infected with malware loaded on to your site.
Or like a recent client, you could find that your host pulled your site down because it was polluting a shared hosting environment.
Having said that, WordFence is one of the tools I upload to all client sites right after launching a WordPress CMS.
I routinely scour LIVESCAN results for offenders and occasionally permanently ban individual IPs or whole ranges. You can even deny certain legitimate bots, for example, Baidu, China's search engine, if the are not relevant to your clientele or SEO goals.
It isn't enough to just install WordFence, you got to work it and pay attention to both the newsletter and inbound emails!
Finally, WordFence is my main admin tool, but a proper defense of your content, SEO ranking and visitors demands aggressive due diligence on multiple fronts... (i.e. CDN, external/third-party site defense tools)
This plugin was suggested to me by a former coworker. After 3 attacks on my servers I had to do something to protect my websites.
This plug has been so helpful finding injected code and malicious content added to my website that it's pretty much a life-saver. I get immediate alerts via email about people logging in/out, if bad codes been detected and other such features that the free version has been more than worth the time to have it on.
If you don't have this on your WordPress installation yet, you're certainly missing an extremely helpful feature! Get it, it's worth the time to set the plugin up.
i love this plugin :-)
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