Get the Most Out of Defender and Maximize WordPress Security

Anyone who owns, builds, manages, or hosts WordPress sites should be obsessed with security. It’s not that WordPress isn’t a safe platform to build websites with. It’s just that, being the most popular and widely used CMS in the world, WordPress is an easy target for hackers. This is why WordPress blogs can’t and shouldn’t […] View original post at …

Defender Security Plugin Now Available for Free at WordPress.org

WordPress security shouldn’t just be for those who pay the big bucks for “real” protection. Professional grade security should be easy, free and available for everyone. That’s why we’re excited to announce our Defender security plugin is now FREE to download at WordPress.org. We know there’s a heap of worry around keeping WordPress safe, especially […] View original post at …

Give Brute Force Attacks the Boot with Defender’s New IP Lockout Features

Say good riddance to frustrating and unrelenting brute force attacks with Defender’s all-new IP Lockout features. The latest version of our comprehensive WordPress security plugin now protects your login page from brute force attacks, monitors 404 errors and automatically locks out any unwanted or suspicious behavior. On top of that, it can also permanently ban […] View original post at …

Help, I’ve Been Hacked! How to Troubleshoot and Fix a WordPress Site

Getting hacked is one of the most frustrating experiences you’ll face as a site admin. Unfortunately, even if you have bolstered your site’s defenses, about 30,000 sites are hacked daily and it’s likely your site will fall prey sooner or later. So it’s important you know what to do when that day comes. Fortunately, it’s possible to figure out exactly …