A couple of weeks ago, several of my blogs were hacked.  I don’t think it was a targeted hack, more like someone being malicious and attempting to spread harmful viruses across the internet.  If you ever get hacked, be sure to bring in a professional so that your work can be salvaged.  Do not try to repair your site on your own.

If you have not been hacked and would like to protect your blog from future attacks, here is a list of plug ins that you might want to consider:

1. WP Security Scan:

WP Security Scan checks your WordPress website/blog for security vulnerabilities and suggests corrective actions such as:

  1. Passwords
  2. File permissions
  3. Database security
  4. Version hiding
  5. WordPress admin protection/security
  6. Removes WP Generator META tag from core code

2. AntiVirus:

AntiVirus for WordPress is a smart and effective solution to protect your blog against exploits and spam injections. Malware protection for your blog.

3. Bulletproof Security:

The BulletProof Security WordPress Security plugin is designed to be a fast, simple and one click security plugin to add .htaccess website security protection for your WordPress website.

4. TimThumb Vulnerability Scanner

 The Timthumb Vulnerability Scanner plugin will scan your entire wp-content directory for instances of any outdated and insecure version of the timthumb script, and give you the option to automatically upgrade them with a single click. Doing so will protect you fromhackers looking to exploit this particular vulnerability.

I always try to find the good in everything and I guess the good coming from the hacking of my site is a new dedication to providing all new content for TyTribble.com.

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