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Acunetix WP Security

Description

Acunetix WP Security plugin is a free and comprehensive security tool that helps you secure your WordPress
installation and suggests corrective measures for: securing file permissions, security of the database, version hiding,
WordPress admin protection and lots more.

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

Passwords
File permissions
Database security
Version hiding
WordPress admin protection/security
Removes WP Generator META tag from core code

Requirements

WordPress version 3.0 and higher
PHP5 (tested with PHP Interpreter >= 5.2.9)

Key security features:

MultiSite ready
Easy backup of WordPress database for disaster recovery
Removal of error-information on login-page
Addition of index.php to the wp-content, wp-content/plugins, wp-content/themes and wp-content/uploads directories to prevent directory listings
Removal of wp-version, except in admin-area
Removal of Really Simple Discovery meta tag
Removal of Windows Live Writer meta tag
Removal of core update information for non-admins
Removal of plugin-update information for non-admins
Removal of theme-update information for non-admins (only WP 2.8 and higher)
Hiding of wp-version in backend-dashboard for non-admins
Removal of version in URLs from scripts and stylesheets only on frontend
Reporting of security overview after WordPress blog is scanned
Reporting of file permissions following security checks
Live traffic tool to monitor your website activity in real time
Integrated tool to change the database prefix
Disabling of database error reporting (if enabled)
Disabling of PHP error reporting

For more information on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in and other WordPress security news, visit the
Acunetix Blog and join
our Facebook page. Post any questions or feedback
on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in forum.

WordPress Security

Security Scanner:

Scans WordPress installation for file/directory permissions vulnerabilites
Recommends corrective actions
Scans for general security vulnerabilities= License =
Good news, this plugin is free for everyone! Since it’s released under the GPL, you can use it free of charge on your personal or commercial blog.

For more information on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in and other WordPress security news, visit the
Acunetix Blog and join
our Facebook page. Post any questions or feedback
on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in forum.

Screenshots

The File Scan Report
The Settings page, displaying all configurable options
The Live Traffic page
The new Dashboard page
The new Scan Page

Installation

Make a backup of your current installation
Unpack the downloaded package
Upload the extracted files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

If you encounter any bugs, or have comments or suggestions, please post them on the
Acunetix WP Security plug-in forum.

For more information on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in and other WordPress security news, visit the
Acunetix Blog and join
our Facebook page. Post any questions or feedback
on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in forum.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Make a backup of your current installation
Unpack the downloaded package
Upload the extracted files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

If you encounter any bugs, or have comments or suggestions, please post them on the
Acunetix WP Security plug-in forum.

For more information on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in and other WordPress security news, visit the
Acunetix Blog and join
our Facebook page. Post any questions or feedback
on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in forum.

Can I deactivate Acunetix WP Security once I’ve run it once?

No. Acunetix WP Security needs to be left activated to work. Version hiding,
turning off DB errors, removing WP ID META tag from HTML output, and other
functionality will cease if you deactivate the plugin.

How do I change the file permissions on my WordPress installation?

From the Linux command line (for advanced users):
chmod xxx filename.ext
(replace xxx with with the permissions settings for the file or folder).

From your FTP client:
Most FTP clients, such as FileZilla, etc, allow for changing file
permissions. Please consult your client’s documentation for your specific
directions.

I cannot activate the plugin for individual sites in MultiSite?

No, the Acunetix WP Security plugin when running in a MultiSite installation can only be network activated. It cannot be
activated per individual sites. All its features are related to the whole network and activating it per individual sites
would be pointless.

For more information, please visit https://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

Why do I need to hide my version of WordPress?

Many attackers and automated tools will try and determine software versions
before launching exploit code. Removing your WordPress blog version may
discourage some attackers and certainly will mitigate virus and malware programs
that rely on software versions.

For more information on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in and other WordPress security news, visit the
Acunetix Blog and join
our Facebook page. Post any questions or feedback
on the Acunetix WP Security plug-in forum.

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