Why Protect Your Website from Malware?
As WordPress grows in popularity, the interest among the hackers is increasing as well. Among the 80 million sites powered by WP, over 70% are open to attacks. Many owners mistakenly believe their sites to be secure or consider their blogs or business sites too small. Nothing matters, when it comes to attacks because it will target a vulnerable website. Hackers do not decide to break into businesses, it happens when it is vulnerable.
Secure the login page and prevent brute force attacks
The standard WP login URL is common knowledge and it is possible to access website backend from there.People use brute force for getting their way inside.Simply add /wp-admin/ or /wp-login.php in end of domain name to get started. Here is what to do with securing the login page.
Set up website lockdown and ban users:
Solve huge problems with lockdown feature in case of failed attempts at login. Get notifications for hacking attempts and repetitive use of wrong passwords.
Use 2-factor authentication:
Here users provide the login details related to two components and the site owner is the decision maker. Use the password and the secret question, code, and characters.
Use email as login:
Use email ID and not username for improved security because predicting username is easy.
Rename your login URL:
Replace login URL to remove 99% chances of brute attacks because it restricts unauthorized entities from accessing the login page.
Adjust your passwords:
Change passwords regularly, improve strength through lowercase and the uppercase letter, special character, and number additions.