The web is a wild jungle if you are not too careful with your website and credentials. No matter how secure you think your web host and web site are against hackers and spammers, you should always take the appropriate measures to make sure you don’t leave too many doors open for hackers and crackers. There is no way to keep hackers out all the time. You can always discourage the newbies and make life difficult for experienced hackers. WP Security Scans is a powerful plugin that can help you identify the holes in your WordPress install. It not only shows you what you are doing wrong, it can give you an idea what other things you could be doing on your blog to keep it protected against hack attacks.
The moment you get WP Security Scans running, it starts suggesting the areas upon which you can improve your blog’s security. It tells you whether you are hiding your database and installation versions. One of the things that you want to pay attention to on your blog to keep it protected is your folder permissions. This plugin shows you whether you have the right permissions set for your blog.
More importantly, this plugin helps you choose more powerful passwords for your website. It can change your database prefix, which is a must do if you have never done it.
Ultimate Security Checker is another useful plugin to fortify your blog’s defenses with. It can easily fill in the gaps in what the first plugin in this post offers. If you are too worried about your blog getting attacked and hacked, Ultimate Security Checker is well worth installing.
None of these plugins can make your blog hack-proof. At the same time, they can reduce the chances of your blog being hacked. Better be safe than sorry.