Electronic media is not all safe from the prying eyes of the internet. The e-marketing companies require special security system to protect the transaction and customers documents. But many times the hackers could penetrate due to the using of less secure or old devices for protection. WordPress is used for a blog is more secure than other but faced a mass attack on last April. After this attack, people starting talking about the security of the WordPress and other platforms. Acquiring a safe transaction is the prime concern for the companies. It is impossible to fully prevent an attack in the site but using advanced device and tools is step forward in acquiring this. So, let us find out some of the steps of securing our WordPress blog from the malicious hackers.
SSH with public key Authentication
Secure Shell (SSH) protocol imparts a safe tunnel for the remote web server management which is useful to protect the account from session hijacking. But sometimes the account can be compromised with the brute-forces due to poor password management. To get more security people are using the SSH having public key authentication and passphrase. RSA encryption should be used to make the password strong to resist attacks.
In Virtual private server, one can prevent the authorized access by installing Dome9 firewall in the server which is supported in OSes and Linux. After installing it, you can use to open or close the ports with the Dome9, which is offered free of cost. This is offered up to 5 servers and in mobile apps for firewall management.
Web Application Firewall
It was found that web applications are vulnerable to malicious attacks cross-site scripting, denial of service, and SQL injection. Companies providing security to the sites give continuous updates and fixing of the problems. But sometimes even the recent updates are compromised by the hackers and so hard to get zero exploits. A web Application firewall is used to mitigate the security and provide extra security to the website.
There are many WAF are found in the market but ModSecurity is the most popular and oldest one in this saga. A cloud-based web application is the recent one in this field which is economical and some have a free plan. It is managed by the skill IT person and helps in hiding the IP address but becomes more vulnerable to direct attacks. To avoid this, the server traffic to the WAF IPs should be limited and installing extra open source WAF on the server.
(Note-The above tips are not specified for any platforms)
Securing WordPress Backend
WordPress management should be done by a secure tunnel to avoid the compromise by the hackers. People protect their account by using the VPN connection but not everybody does it. WordPress admin and login pages can be secured by the SSL without slowing down the frontend pages. The HTTPS plugin of the WordPress can solve the problems of SSL issues.