WordPress Websites are being hacked and attacked!
In the words of WordPress expert blogger, Nile Flores:
“This is because there has been a global attack on sites using WordPress, specifically trying to find your password. This is not an attack on just one web host, but several.”
Please read Nile Flores’ recent blog post on “brute force attacks” against your WordPress blog or website and what you can do about it –> http://blondish.net/caution-brute-force-attacks-against-wordpress-sites/
Here’s a great article from WordPress expert and blogger, Kimberly Castleberry on preventing “brute force attacks” along with an important related tutorial on a how to “Limit Login Attempts” using the plugin of that name.
Here’s another great resource from WPbeginner.com on how to deal with “brute force attacks” –>
Here’s a link to an article on Jupiter Jim’s Marketing Team site about two of my favorite security plugins.
And please keep in mind that one of the best defenses against a hack or attack is to have a good backup!
Here’s a link to a Free WordPress Backup plugin on Jupiter Jim’s Marketing Team site.
And if you’ve got the money, then one of the Best Premium Backup Plugins is BackupBuddy by iThemes. (NOT an affiliate link!)
Ignorance is No Longer Bliss!
The days are pretty much over when all you had to do was install WordPress, a theme and some plugins before you were ready to “rock on with your bad self.” Now you need to get real serious about backing up your sites and following proper security procedures.
Article Written by Jim Landers aka “Jupiter Jim”