Protecting your blog is more than keeping it up to date and using good strong passwords. There are general security questions you can consider as well.

Regular updates and strong passwords are vital. But, there is more than that to security. You must also take care in how you use your blog and when you update it.

For example, can people you don’t know register? If so, why? Is it needed? Switch off the anyone can register feature to remove this unless you absolutely need it.

Is your computer secure? Do you use updated anti virus software, or could someone easily attack your computer and use a key logger to watch what you are doing?

Are you using unsecure WIFI connections or internet cafes? Could someone else on the network be accessing your computer and watching the passwords that you are using? It is easy enough to create a new user with just author permissions and use that when you are away from home. That way, if you are attacked using that id all the person can do is add posts and amend that author’s posts. Move all posts to admin when you are safely back home and they can’t even change them!

Yes, maybe these are far fetched and highly unlikely methods for attacks. But, they are all possible and easy to prevent, and prevention is better than cure! So why not take the basic security steps and be safe?

Want to know how to do these or other security considerations? Come back again, or follow the blog security tag.

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