(Newswire.net -- May 09, 2013) New York, NY -- Security Measures Protect Against Hacks Attempted on 1,000s of Wordpress Sites.
Wordpress, the popular web management tool used by Mashable, The New York Times, CNN and Forbes, has been undergoing site-wide attacks by large-scale hackers. WordPress creator, Matt Mullenweg, recommends users change usernames, have the latest security update version of WP installed, and use a stronger password that includes an uppercase, special characters and a number or two.
When protecting your site, it is important to understand that a plugin blocking multiple login attempts from the same IP will not help with this kind of attack. Each login attempt from these brute force attacks is made from a completely different IP address. WordPress Secure Suite Automates The securing of all your WordPress Sites from one PC application can make security process simple.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has declared that all hosting providers with WordPress as their content management system are potential targets for this hacker or hacker group. According to US-CERT, "The Hackers use a large botnet on almost 90,000 servers to try and attempt to gain access to a Wordpress site. These brute force attacking methods are used to find WordPress administrators with weak passwords and "admin" as their account name to the amount of 1,000s of login attempts."
• Allows you to watch live traffic, and the country and IP address where it originated.
• It will do a comprehensive scan of your site, on demand or on a schedule.
• Secure and Harden all folder in your WordPress Installs.
• Utilizing all the latest WordPress Security Plugins via Automation With plugins.
• Block malicious traffic by country to IP, this has a 99.5% accuracy rate and is regularly updated.
• You may block specific IP addresses from access to your site.
• Manually block (temporary or permanently) IP addresses that attempt to login to your admin site. (We permanently block any IP address that attempt to login to the admin area.)
First of all, it is important to do a little work to prevent a hacker from logging into your site. The username should never be ‘admin’. And your password needs to be something other than ‘password’. OK, I know you are laughing, but many of the first websites hit by this attack had those log-on credentials. WordPress Secure Suite application allows you to change this in a single process.
WordPress websites (a very popular platform to build a website) are being targeted by this new attack. The focus is to login to your website, and take it over. Hosting providers recommend that anyone with a Wordpress site immediately update their password to make sure requirements are met from the WordPress website. WordPress Secure Suite application can fix all your security concerns.
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