7 latest plugins to secure your WordPress 3.2 site and above versions

It becomes very difficult sometimes when your WordPress based website becomes a repetitive target for hackers. Usually it happens when you do not implement a few nice security plugins which secure your self hosted WordPress website.

To help getting these plugins and configuring them, I have listed them below.

1. Limit Login Attempts : This plugin helps blocking the user for about 15 to 20 minutes if he tries to login in your admin area for 4 times or above. This is a very good way to help preventing Brute Force attacks.

2. Secure WordPress : This plugin does a few very strong things to secure your WordPress site including hiding plugins directory, removes wp version, removes core updates for non-admin users, blocks any bad queries etc.

3. Sabre :If your site allows user registration most probably you will start  seeing a lot of fake registrations, this plugin can help preventing fake registration by bots. It adds image verification and also does some math test in registration process among other measures to make sure fake users are not created. It also checks for IP in ban lists, JavaScript being disabled in the browser etc.

4. TAC (Theme Authenticity Checker) : This plugin scans the source files of all the installed themes for signs of malicious codes. If it finds anything malicious, it displays the path to the theme file, the line number, and a small snippet of the suspect code. As of v1.3 TAC also searches for and displays static links.

5. WP Security Scan : This plugin checks your WordPress website for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions for example; Passwords, File permissions, Database security, Version hiding, WordPress admin protection/security, Removes WP Generator META tag from core code.

6. Exploit Scanner : This plugin scans the files on your website, and the posts and comments tables of your database for anything suspicious. It also examines your list of active plugins for unusual filenames.

7. Ultimate Security Checker : This plugin identifies security problems with your WordPress Installation. It scans your site for hundreds of known threats, then gives you a security “grade” based on how well you have protected your website. You can fix the problems yourself, or you can use their help to do it for you automatically.

Hope these plugins will help you secure your WordPress website.

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