Today I have some WordPress security plugins to help you improve the performance and safety of your website.

Installing the latest security plugins on your WordPress website will help protect you from brute force attacks and spam. With so many outside sources trying to break in now is a good time to get started. Is your website vulnerable to unwelcome logins and malware? Use these reliable and free WordPress plugins, and let me know how these work for you!

1) Avert hackers with added security – WordPress Firewall

Stop hackers from coming into your website with this reliable security plugin. WordPress Firewall works by seeking out suspicious-looking web requests, detects SQL injection attacks, and even provides you with an email showing the attack reports. The software will whitelist and blacklist according to your post content, comments, unknown parameters, ect. It’s easy to install and simple to configure.

2) Simple and effective login blocker – Login LockDown

Get rid of login attempts by hackers by blocking them. Login LockDown, which is a free plugin, provides IP address information of those who have failed to login to your website. After a certain number of attempts access is denied. This is especially good to use to protect your password.

Protect your WordPress website – iThemes Security

Detect and fix security holes on your website with 30 different options. iThemes Security (previously known as Better WP Security) is a trusted and reliable free plugin you can add o protect your website as well as creating useful backups. Stop automated attacks before they happen.

4) Scan for malicious scripts – BulletProof Security

Add stronger security with .htaccess WordPress security protection provided by BulletProof Security. The free plugin stops a hackers’ malicious scripts in its tracks, and monitors suspicious activity that might be occurring. Features include one-step setup, malware scanning, login security, login monitoring, and more.

Hopefully you will find these WordPress website plugins useful to improving your security. Are there any that you would like to add as well?

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