About a week ago I changed my site back to WordPress from blogger and did it very simply with Godaddy.com. I love it and although its not finished I went ahead and relaunched it. Everynight I work on it a little bit. I also receive notifications that someone tried to login into my site during the week before launched it. I find that crazy. My sites at one time or another have been hacked before because I built them myself. Because I never thought to take extra precautions. I thought my site was safe. And it wasn’t and I want to share some precautions on what to do to help prevent yourself from being hacked.
- With your login never use real familiar terms such as admin or administrator.
- With passwords something unique and memorable. Even though it can be a pain in the butt use longer passwords, a cap letter and some digits. Here is an article from 2012 about scary logins: using the worst password.
I also searched for plugins to help increase my security on my site. If you think there is better let me know. So far I am happy with the few I have chose.
- Limit login attempts. You can lock people out of your site who attempts to login without correct login and password.
- I-theme security decrease your odds of getting hacked.
Any other plug-ins for security that you use, please share! It’s a horrible feeling when your blog get’s hacked. All these people who create plugin-ins must be pretty smart! Thank you!!!