How would you feel if one day you find out that your blog site or website, which you worked for so many years, has been hacked? I just imagined how terrible you would feel after realizing how much you’ve lost because that is exactly what a friend of mine felt when their blog site was hacked a few months ago.

After spending a lot of money on SEO schemes and tools in order to generate good traffic and constant revenue, a hacker suddenly stole my login details and took everything away from me. If you do not want the same thing to happen to you, then now is the right time for you to increase your website security.

There are several ways on how you can improve the security of your website. If you are using WordPress, for example, one of the things you can do is to use WordPress security plug-ins. These are free or paid plug-ins that are specially designed to keep your websites secured and free from malicious scripts, thus preventing cyber criminals from attacking your site’s vulnerabilities.

For most WordPress site owners, it is highly recommended to use only one security plug-in. It is because installing too many plug-ins can potentially damage your search engine ranking and make your site load more slowly. Perhaps one of the best choices of security plug-ins available today is the WordPress Security Scan.

This is specially designed to raise the security level of your WordPress site by scanning its vulnerabilities and suggesting corrective actions to fix them. Some of these corrective actions include changing your admin passwords, modifying file permissions, database security and version hiding, increasing your admin protection/security, as well as removing WordPress generator META tag from core code.

In addition to using WordPress Security Scan, you must consider that nothing will work perfectly when it comes to maintaining websites and keeping them free from hackers’ attack. Keep in mind that hackers, who seek out for WordPress sites to play and prey, don’t just scan the vulnerabilities of your site personally. They actually use automated robots that work non-stop looking for holes where they can easily gain entry to your site, attack its vulnerabilities and stole the most sensitive information.

In this case, it is very important for you to increase your defenses against these silent attacks by making sure that your plug-in versions are always updated and contain the latest fixes for known holes, which hacking bots are looking for.

You must also create new admin users on a constant basis using Cyber security automation tools a good combination that not even your significant partner can ever guess. Most importantly, you must remember that old and inactive themes are serious security risks; hence you must remove them from your WordPress admin dashboard immediately.

Hi my name is Robert Vance. I have been working with WordPress sites for over 7 years, since early 2005, when it was version 1.5 and i have the experience in Website security, repair, installation and upkeep. During that time I have managed and secured over 250 WordPress sites. I have been a programmer for 35 years and worked for several Fortune 500 companies and Government agencies. I am a certified Computer Crime Investigator and know the methods and tricks that the “bad guys” use to gain entry into your blog.