Important Security Alert for All WordPress Users

Posted on April 14th, 2013

Posted By Muktesh Ashdhir | Comments

As you know that WordPress is the open source blogging tool, is experiencing an ongoing and highly distributed global attack on its installations. Well no doubt WordPress is the most popular blogging platform and millions of people uses this for setting up their online business as well.

 

If you are the one who also uses WordPress then there is a need to pay attention immediately. WordPress is going through an ongoing attack that uses a huge number of computers from across the Internet to commandeer servers that run the WordPress blogging application.

 

It is reported that the unknown people behind the highly distributed attack are using more than 90,000 IP addresses to brute-force crack administrative credentials of vulnerable WordPress systems, researchers from at least three Web hosting services reported. At least one company warned that the attackers may be in the process of building a “botnet” of infected computers that’s vastly stronger and more destructive than those available today. That’s because the servers have bandwidth connections that are typically tens, hundreds, or even thousands of times faster than botnets made of infected machines in homes and small businesses.

 

Well You just simply need to pay attention on few points if you are also a WordPress user. Just apply the below mentioned precautions to your WordPress blog to keep it safe.

1. Update Your WordPress Installations :-
If you are using version 3.5 then upgrade to 3.5.1 from here :- http://codex.wordpress.org/Updating_WordPress
Similarly if you are using the version 0.71-gold then update to 3.4.2 from here :- http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrading_WordPress_Extended

 

2. Install Security Plugins Mentioned Below:-
EdenHost.Com recommends you to install the below two most important and reliable WordPress plugins to stay safe :-
1st plugin :- https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/limit-login-attempts/
2nd plugin :- https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/
So these are some ways by which you can keep yourself secured from these global attacks. If you face any kind of problem then simply open a ticket and contact our support department.



About Muktesh Ashdhir - Muktesh Ashdhir is a B.Com graduate student with economics and currently preparing for the entrance exams for M.B.A