Join Jeff Starr for an in-depth discussion in this video Detect hacks, part of WordPress: Developing Secure Sites .
- [Instructor] Once you're up and running…with WordPress, it's a good idea to periodically…search your files and database…for exploits and malicious code.…Exploit code happens when an attacker…finds a way into your site and plants a payload…somewhere in your files or database.…In this video, we look for an easy way…to scan your site and check for any signs of foul play.…At my site, digwp.com, I describe how our site…got hit with the nefarious Pharma Hack.…There are endless examples of articles like these,…where people share their experience…with attacks and the kind of stuff we're talking about…when we refer to malicious code or exploit code.…
It can be useful to familiarize yourself…with some of this information…because it can give you perspective…should you ever need to respond to a similar incident.…As seen here, malicious code often looks like…long strings of encoded gibberish.…This encoded payload is what hit many sites…several years ago.…It was really nasty.…Make no mistake, exploit code is malicious…and used for evil,…
- Backing up and restoring your site
- Setting up strong passwords
- Understanding users and roles
- Choosing trusted plugins and themes
- Changing and recovering passwords
- Configuring authentication keys
- Securing the login page
- Fighting spam in the comments
- Blocking access and detecting hacks
- Building a firewall for WordPress
- Detecting and blocking bots
- Auditing your WordPress security
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting Started
2. Security Essentials
3. Hardening WordPress
4. Improving Security with Plugins
5. Advanced Tips and Tricks
6. Applying Best Practices
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