Secure Your Blog
I mentioned that I re-activated Wordfence a couple of days ago. Even though someone else experienced a problem with this plugin, after I’d backed up the other day I decided I needed a bit more security.
I can report that it’s definitely working! I received an alert today that someone had been locked out from signing in. It gave me the IP address of the unknown person. Does anyone know what you can / need to do with that (if anything)?
In an odd sort of way I’m kind of flattered – that my little newbie blog has drawn enough attention that someone wants to hack into it! Although I know the attempt was probably automated and not personal , it also made me decide I need to ajust the settings to be even more secure. So if you’ve been ‘sitting on the fence’ about making your site secure, perhaps this might help as a bit of reminder to get it sorted.
The other thing is your should really make your user name for WordPress obscure and not obvious – make it quite long and use a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols. The person who tried to hack into my WordPress tried the rather obvious ‘Alayna’ as the user name.