Security of your WordPress site should always be your prime focus because a lot of your efforts can be compromised because of Malware attacks.
We have recently seen alarming numbers of security related issues causing damage to many website around the world, so security becomes even more important.
Now the question is how to secure your WordPress site or stay updated with the security status of your website by timely check.
Well we have a great plugin from Sucuri which helps to keep updated with the security status of your WordPress site by scanning for security and Malware
Sucuri SiteCheck will check your site for malware, spam, blacklisting and other security issues like .htaccess redirects, hidden eval code, etc. The best thing about it is it’s completely free
Sucuri SiteCheck detects various types of malware, SPAM injections, website errors, disabled sites, database connection issues and code anomalies that require special attention to include:
- Cross Site Scripting (XSS)
- Website Defacements
- Hidden & Malicious iFrames
- PHP Mailers
- Phishing Attempts
- Malicious Redirects
- IP Cloaking
- Social Engineering Attacks
Sucuri SiteCheck tightens up security by doing some activities on your site which may not be hundred percent secure but gives certain amount of peace of mind.
- Verify WordPress Version
- Protect Uploads Directory
- Restrict wp-content Access
- Restrict wp-includes Access
- Verify PHP Version
- Disable the theme and plugin editors
The plugin also checks the WordPress core files and finds if there is any changes done on those files and somebody is trying to insert any kind of malware.
Overall this is a very useful WordPress security plugin and looking at the current security related events this is one of the must have plugins for year 2014.