Keeping WordPress secure to avoid hacks, malware attacks, and other potential threats is of the utmost importance. Here are the four WordPress security plugins you should use.
Better WP Security
Billed as the most effective plugins available for ensuring your WordPress site is secure, this plugin takes features and functions from a number of other plugins to provide an “all in one” solution for anyone who uses WordPress. It hides the elements of WordPress that hackers and malware know are vulnerable and minimizes the chances of you having any problems by changing file names and locations where possible.
Limit Login Attempts
Limit the number of login attempts possible both through normal login as well as using auth cookies. By default WordPress allows unlimited login attempts either through the login page or by sending special cookies. This allows passwords (or hashes) to be brute-force cracked with relative ease.
Exploit Scanner is a WordPress security plugin that may be not able to stop someone hacking your WordPress site, but definitely helps you find suspicious files. It scans through your site files, the posts and comments table to find changed files and database records.
Wordfence is one of the most popular plugins for security. The Premium version includes a Cellphone Sign-in via SMS and also enables the admin to block certain countries. This feature makes it easy to stop brute force attacks. It also enables the creation of stronger password policies for users and admins and publishers.