If you have a WordPress blog or website, WordPress security must be an issue for you. I'm sure you must have heard about hackers attacking blogs and websites of other people. The damage done by them can be enormous, especially when the particular blog was high page ranked, displaying high in search engines and profitable. It is not the only type of websites attacked by hackers. The reasoning behind their acts can't be explained as logical. They will destroy it for fun. I know stories of people who one day, instead of their website saw a short note informing them that their website has been blocked by Google due to the thread it carries to other internet users. It was a result of hacker attack, who made changes to the website.
I back up my blogs using a plugin WP DB Backup. I can always restore my blog to the 13, if anything happens. I use my blog to be scanned by WP Security Scan plugin that is free frequently and asks that are suspicious-looking to be blocked by WordPress Firewall to secure your wordpress website.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that your hosting company will have your back as far as WordPress copies go. Not always. It's been my experience that the hosting company may or might not be doing proper backups while they say they do. Take that kind of chance?
There's a section of config-sample.php that is headed"Authentication Unique Keys." There are four definitions which appear within the block. There is a hyperlink within that part of code. You want to enter that link into your browser, copy the contents which you return, and then replace the keys you have with the unique, pseudo-random keys provided by the website. This makes it visit the site harder for attackers to automatically create a"logged-in" cookie for your site.
You can get an SSL Encyption Security to your WordPress blogs. The SSL Security makes encrypted and secure communications with your blog. You may also keep history of communication and the all of the cookies so article that all transactions are listed. Make sure all your blogs get SSL security for protection from hackers.
I prefer to use a WordPress plugin to get the work done. Just make sure is in a position to do backups that are select, has restore functionality, and can replicate. Be sure it is frequently updated to keep pace with all versions of WordPress. There's absolutely not any use in backing your data up to a plugin that's out of date, and not working.