If you’re like me you have at least a few WordPress blogs, right?

It’s tough to keep track of all of them and make sure WordPress and all the plugins are up to date.

It’s certainly possible that you’ve been attacked and possibly brought down by hackers. Especially if you do not update them regularly.

It’s happened to me – but fortunately – now I use the free Wordfence Security Plugin.

You see Wordfence does 2 very important things to make sure you are less prone to being attacked.

1) Rate Limiting – throttle or block crawlers/users that are going through your site too fast. Google crawler is not throttled, but everyone else can be!

Throttle Users

2) Login Security Options – locks out the user after X amount of login failures. I usally do 3 or 5 and lock out for 1 day.

Login Security

While you might not think you are being hacked or that your sites are prone to attack I would like to show you some of the email notifications I get telling me how Wordfence has locked out users that were attacking. Check it out!

wordfence

My sites are constantly being attacked. Fortunately the WordPress blogs at least have this extra layer of protection.

Is Wordfence perfect?

Maybe. I don’t know. I just know it has prevented problems from occurring and also helps keep my sites and servers running faster and more efficiently as it slows down those brute attacks.

So – if you are not using Wordfence Security yet – I suggest you consider adding it to your arsenal of WordPress plugins on all of your blogs!

It just might save your butt!

https://www.wordfence.com/

Jul 06th by Mike L



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