Insight: Check The Security Of WordPress Site
WordPress is one of the popular and fastest growing CMS platform these days. WordPress is also popular for it’s free blogging platform too. There are thousands of free and premium themes along with plugins available in different marketplace.
Due to it’s popularity and wide use, security threat is also increasing day by day. Number of attacks is increasing like never before. According to a data release by security firm Sucuri, 75% of all websites which were hacked in the first quarter of 2016 were built on the WordPress CMS.
We thought to write something on the process or tools to check the security of WordPress bsed websites. Our (This) blog along with others in our network are also powered by ultimate WordPress CMS.
Check The Security Of WordPress Site
Before going through the various tools and services, Let’s talk about some of the minimum procedure that you must do to prevent your WordPress website being hacked.
One of good habit that you should have is regarding the use of Themes and Plugins. Never use any nulled theme or plugins. Don’t use any unnecessary plugins. Always keep the latest backup of your websites. Make sure that your password is strong enough too.
Now, Let’s go through the some of the tools and services to protect your WordPress based websites.
1. Sucuri Malware And Security Scanner By Sucuri
You can easily check the security status of your website in this platform. It is free to use. It will check the website for the malware, blacklisting status, website errors, and others like out-of-date software.
2. Hacker Target WordPress Security Scan
WordPress security scan is a free service from Hacker Target. It let you to check the vulnerabilities in your website. You can test security of your website including WordPress plugins, hosting environment and web server too. It is available in free and paid version.
3. Web Inspector
Web Inspector is a service from Comodo CA. It is similar to other security testing platform w here you can scan your website for blacklist checking, malware, suspicious codes, phishing content and suspicious iframes. This service is intended for all websites which might not be running on WordPress too.
One of the drawback of this service is that you won’t get any warnings regarding the out of date WordPress versions along with plugins too.
WPScans is another security scanning service. You can check vulnerabilities in WordPress and plugins. It scans your website on the basis of the data as listed in the WPScan vulnerability database.
These above mentioned are some of the useful security testing platforms where you can test or check the security of WordPress site.
Let us know if we forget to mentioned any other important websites where we can check security of our websites.