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Steps to protect your password

Hackers can gain access to your login details to gain full control of your website. It is easy to guess your username. You must learn how to protect your password against hackers. This is a quick guide.

How to keep hackers out of your password

Sadly, there is no single, one-size-fits-every-situation answer to the question of how to protect your password from hackers. There are many steps that you can take to protect your password from hackers.

Select a strong, unique password

One of the most important topics in security is password management. Most people don’t know that they can’t remember all the passwords they need to use for various online accounts. Although this is possible, it is not recommended.

Let’s keep it simple: you need a strong, unique password to access your website. This includes your hosting console, FTP/sFTP server, and your website. Hackers will be suspicious if you reuse the passwords you have for other accounts or a variant thereof.

Two-factor authentication should be used whenever possible

TFA is available for WordPress as well as many other content management systems. TFA provides significant additional protection than a password by itself. TFA isn’t a panacea for security. It is possible to compromise it, especially if it is implemented via text messaging and not via tokens as with SMBs. It shouldn’t be used as an excuse or justification for weak passwords.

You should have strong anti-malware protection

Firstly, you need a website vulnerability scanner for your website. Although different products may have different features, all decent website vulnerability scanners will include anti-malware protection as well as a firewall for web applications.

A second important thing is to have an anti-malware product with an integrated firewall for all devices that connect to your website’s back-end. You should have one for every device that connects to the internet. There’s no point in spending time, energy, and money protecting your website from hackers if they can just compromise one of your regular computers or mobile devices and get your account details that way.

Pay attention to where you connect your website’s back-end

You should connect to your website’s back-end only over a trusted connection. However, if you have to connect to your website’s back-end via questionable connections (e.g. public WiFi hotspots), you should use a virtual private network.

Limit the number of internal users, especially administrators.

Hackers can attack passwords less frequently if you have fewer passwords, particularly administrator passwords. Administrators shouldn’t be allowed to “accumulate”, so make sure there is a clear procedure for removing their access when they are no longer needed.

All users should have their own credentials. Make them responsible for their safety.

Even though you wish to reduce the number of users, particularly admin users, it is important to be able to keep track of who is doing which. Each user will need their own unique set of credentials to access the site. This ban must be made explicit and backed up by sanctions if necessary.

This must be implemented in practice. Users need to have a clear route to use it. Staff should be informed about this.

Automated measures have been implemented to make password attacks more difficult

You can use WordPress to improve the security of your passwords, and your website’s overall safety.

Firstly, change your default login page. It doesn’t have to be changed too much from the default. Users still need to understand it. It is important to modify it slightly, as hackers will likely know the default login pages of the main CMSs.

Second, you can block users after a certain amount of unsuccessful password attempts. This number should be kept low. Three is usual. This limits the chances of cracking a password using brute force.

Third, log out users after a specified period of inactivity. This prevents people from “borrowing” login information and using it to create new accounts. As sad as this may sound, threats can also come from within an organization.

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