May 31, 2012
10 WordPress Security & Firewall Plugins
1. WordPress FirewallWordPress Firewall plugin examines web requests to identify and stop un-wanted attacks. It smartly white-lists and blacklists most common attacks by default and protect your WordPress blog from unknown attacks. It also send an email when hacking attempts are detected and warn you about attempts, so you could take necessary actions to protect from further attacks.
2. WordPress Firewall 2WordPress Firewall 2 plugin is advanced version of WordPress Firewall plugin, which is must for every WordPress site because it is not only secure your site from SQL injections, remote code injections and executable script uploads, but also it will help you to stop any unwanted hacking attacks.
3. Secure WordPressSecure WordPress plugin helps you to protect your site WordPress installation by removing errors on login pages, hides your WordPress version and blocks any unwanted bad queries that might be harmful to your WordPress site.
4. BulletProof SecurityBulletProof Security plugin allows you to add your WordPress website security protection rules to .htaccess file and protect your root website folder and wp-admin folder by providing additional protection.
5. WP Security ScanWP Security Scan plugin scans your WordPress website or blog for security vulnerabilities and provide corrective suggestion such as fix file permissions, passwords, database security, hiding version, admin login protection/security and removes generated META tags.
6. Exploit ScannerExploit Scanner plugin finds the files and database of your WordPress site for any suspicious activity of hackers. It also scrutinize list of installed plugins for any unusual filenames.
7. WebsiteDefender WordPress SecurityWebsiteDefender WordPress Security is a most powerful security plugin that helps you to secure your WordPress installation and gives corrective reports on how to fix file permission errors, tips on security database, tips to strengthening passwords, version hiding, WordPress admin protection and lots more.
8. AskApache Password ProtectAskApache Password Protect plugin don't have any control on your WordPress or Database, but it provides multiple layers of security protection to your blog. This plugin updates regularly with latest patches to stop exploit vulnerabilities attacks attempts on your blog.
9. WordPress File MonitorWordPress File Monitor plugin deeply scans and monitors your WordPress installation for added/deleted/changed files. When any certain file change is detected it sends an email alert to provided email address.
10. Duo Two-Factor AuthenticationDuo Two-Factor Authentication plugin secures your admin login by providing two-factor authentication service via Phone callback or SMS-delivered one-time pass-codes.
ConclusionThe above listed plugins are sufficient to secure your WordPress blog. If you have not implemented any of these, I would urge you to do so now and also let me know what other plugins do you use to secure your WordPress blog?
About : Ravi Saive
Simple Word a Computer Geek and Linux Guru who loves to share tricks and tips on Internet. Most Of My Servers runs on Open Source Platform called Linux. Because it is usually free and allow me do geeky stuff such as Programming and Scripting with CLI (Command Line Interface).