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opurbo c
Aug 01, 2022
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Since WordPress became a blogging platform, the default username has been "admin". Because many users didn't change the default username, hackers could easily guess it. If you want to change the admin username by default, there are three acceptable ways to do this: Create a new admin username and delete the old one. Change plugin with username. Update username from phpMyAdmin. If you find that the name is still "admin" even after correcting it, it may be due to the shady practices of the hosting provider and need to be replaced by a reliable one. 8. Prevent file editing Your WordPress site has a built-in code editor in the Latest Mailing Database admin area where you can edit themes and plugins. If this is in the hands of hackers, they can cause problems beyond repair (unless you follow our advice to prepare regular backups of your site). Image source: WordPress.org To turn off file editing, you need to insert the following code in the wp-config.php file: 9. Limit login attempts We've mentioned this issue before, but since it's so important, we've decided to highlight it again. By default, WordPress will allow you to log in as many times as you want. For cybercriminals, this is a great opportunity for a brute force attack on your website. You can easily fix this vulnerability by limiting the number of login attempts . If you use any of the web application firewalls we mentioned above, login attempts will be handled by it automatically. 10. Change WP Database Prefix Your database is the center of WordPress operations. Every piece of information is stored here. That's why when hackers access it, it's like they've won the jackpot. They will start running automated scripts to steal sensitive information, inject black hat SEO links in your posts, and/or damage your content with political, religious or other visual content. For each of your database tables, WordPress uses wp_ as a prefix by default. If this default prefix is ​​still used, it makes it easier for hackers to do SQL injection and automate database-related scripts. That's why you need to change the prefix now. 11. Password protect WP Admin and login pages Hackers will try to run a DDoS attack, and if you don't protect yourself by securing them with an extra password on the server side (blocking these requests), they'll ask your wp-admin folder and login page to be unrestricted. You can password protect your admin and login pages directly from cPanel using the following steps: Login to cPanel
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