Akismet protects your blog’s commenting section from hyperlink spam and spammy anchor text URLs posted by users as well as spam bots. The plugin also protects your installation from TrackBack and Pingback spam (which is also known as sping).
iThemes Security (formerly known as Better WP Security) plugin allows you to secure your WordPress installation in more than 30 ways. Install the plugin for your blog and once the installation is successful, you will see following Secure your site now button at the top of your dashboard:
Wordfence is a powerful WordPress plugin which protects your website from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, malicious web crawlers and other types of attack techniques commonly used by hackers, script kiddies etc. The plugin can also scan your entire installation in real time for various types of existing as well as new vulnerabilities like(…)
If you are using CloudFlare for your website or weblog, then you may find following free/paid third-party add-on applications very useful: Important note: If you are going to enable multiple CloudFlare security application for your domain, then keep in mind that they may interfere with one another or may conflict with the functionality of an existing(…)
CloudFlare offers a free security plugin for your self-hosted installation of WordPress, which make use of spam database hosted and maintained by Project Honey Pot to protect your blog from hackers, attackers and malicious IP addresses.
In cryptography, Brute force is a sophisticated attack technique, which is used to guess the passphrase of various types of online as well as offline accounts. This technique is generally utilized to guess the passwords which are shorter in length. When it comes to guessing lengthy passwords, a hacker may use a more sophisticated attack(…)
Login LockDown allows you to limit total number of access attempts to your blog’s dashboard from a particular IP address or an IP range. The plugin is capable of recording all the IP addresses, which are constantly trying to get into your dashboard, but all their login attempts are continuously failing. It can also record(…)
This plugin is actually a script which protects your installation from Base64 encrypted and excessively long request strings by monitoring all incoming traffic to your website. It is based on 5G (http://perishablepress.com/5g-blacklist-2013/) and 6G (http://perishablepress.com/6g-beta/) blacklists, which are carefully constructed directives for your site’s root .htaccess file and works silently in the background. You won’t(…)