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My Experience With a Hacker Attempting to Hack My WordPress Site

Profile photo of Leon Submitted by Leon March 6, 2014 Website : howtowebmaster.com

Recently this year, I’ve noticed a lot of hackers attempting to hack my wordpress sites. I also noticed this trend happening with others at the webmaster forums.

In this blog post, I show how one hacker attempted to break in my site, and how I was able to use this free plugin to protect my sites from being successfully hacked.


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6 Responses to “My Experience With a Hacker Attempting to Hack My WordPress Site” Leave a reply ›

  • Profile photo of Ryan Profile

    Good recount Leon!

    I use a lockout after a few login attempts – per my developer Phil Dews – to guard against hack attempts. I also use strong passwords. I’m considering not giving out logins anymore, simply taking on the work of submitting new posts manually. I need to secure my blog and some folks create weak, easily hackable PWs.
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  • Profile photo of Sunday William Profile

    Thanks for sharing this detail about WordFence. There is no doubt that every site is not invincible but its more important to know that we can take steps to improve the security of our site.

    Never tried Wordfence in the past but I should do now. Thanks for sharing this Leon. Its VERY HELPFUL!
    Sunday William recently posted…Why you shouldn’t buy Social Media Followers & FansMy Profile

  • Profile photo of Arun Profile

    Hi Leon,

    I’m concerned about the security of my WordPress blogs. With the news of ‘biggies’ and famous sites getting hacked by hackers, I just can’t afford to miss the ‘security’ aspect of my blog.

    And I’ve been taking steps like- setting up a difficult password, keeping an eye on plugins, themes I use etc.

    But I haven’t given this plugin a try. Ya, this plugin does a good job by notifying about any brute force attempts done. A very handy plugin indeed. Will try it out now. It’s better to stay safe than lament after getting hacked 😛

    Thanks for sharing your experience with us Leon.

    Arun

  • Profile photo of Ashley Profile

    A very important topic!

    I have played with a few different solutions as well like Wordfence and limit logins.

    It all depends on exactly what and how you want to secure but it is important to at least secure the site from hacking attempts via login.

    thanks for the poast
    ashley
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  • Profile photo of Metz Profile

    WordFence truly helped you. I am deeming that this must be used, and I am going to test it out if it’s good for me since I am convinced with your post. It is significant, thanks for the tip and for introducing this security system with us!

    Hackers are everywhere in the world. Tsk!
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  • Profile photo of Naveen Profile

    thanks alot for telling about wordfence. wordfence is very good and awesome tactics to secure form hackers. now days hacking a wordpress site is not a hard task. so make your password long enough that they never break easily. never forget that anything happen with your site so secure your blog.

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