Don’t Fall Prey to Hackers With This Super Secure Tip
As the WordPress platform becomes more and more popular, it also becomes a more popular target for hackers, like the surge in attacks that took place just a month ago.
Of course there are a number of very basic things you can do to help protect yourself:
- Always update to the latest version of WordPress
- Keep your theme(s) updated
- Keep your plugins updated
- Don’t use “Admin” as your administrator login
- Use strong passwords
All of those suggestions are well within your control, of course. But there’s one situation that can throw a wrench into that control. If you have others registering on your site, then they can chose to change their password to one of their own.
Use a Plugin to Force Strong Passwords
In order to address this situation, you can use a plugin such as the Enforce Strong Password plugin.
There aren’t a lot of controls – just the ability to choose the required password strength between 1 and 4. The default is set to 4, and so if that’s good with you, you don’t have to touch anything.
If a user attempts to update their password with one that isn’t strong enough for the plugin, it shows the following message:
If you would like require stronger passwords for only those with a user level of Author and above, then the Force Strong Passwords plugin will do the trick.
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