how do i stop hackers?

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    my blog was hacked several times, they have published sex content in it. <it doesn´t matter i change the password. what to do?

    #1041305

    timethief
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    If you are following all the security tips your blog will not be hacked.
    Read and follow > http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/

    Do not share your login information with anyone or leave it where anyone else can access it.

    Do not select a password that can easily be guessed. If you can remember it then it isn’t a strong password. Use a password manager.

    Use the secure https:// log-in.

    In the event that you think your blog has been hacked, go to your email program and change the password to a very difficult one because that’s how many hackers gain access to blogs

    1. If you can log-in go here > Users > All Users and delete any user that does not belong there.

    2. Disable post by email > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-email/

    3. Disable post by voice > http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-by-voice/

    4. Change your blog password to a very difficult one > http://en.support.wordpress.com/passwords/#change-your-password

    5. Use a secure, encrypted connection to connect to your Dashboard. Under Users → Personal Settings, check the box that says “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages, and click Save Changes.

    #1041306

    timethief
    Member
    #1041307

    auxclass
    Member

    The only “hacked” sites I have seen here have been people getting the password somehow to a site so you do want to be careful how you log in and use a tough password.

    You should also check to make sure that someone has not added a new user to your site. Problems have also happened when there was more than one Admin. and an Admin left on less than graceful terms.

    Dashboard >> Users

    Many times a users email is hacked or the password guessed and the email account is used to get access by requesting a password reset – you need to change your email password and make sure they nobody has been added to your email account.

    You should also run a virus check on you PC to make sure your PC does not have a security issue that has compromised your email or WordPress.COM log-in information (also your bank etc. if you do online banking or retirement accounts)

    There have also been a few Posts on “hacked” sites and it was because someone got the Post by Email address and using the Post by Email to send in new Posts, if you have Post by email disable the Post by Email and regenerate the address. Spammers have scripts the generate email addresses and they sometimes can get a valid address for a Post by Email address.

    If you are really concerned you could as the staff to look at your site:

    You could also use a secure log-in in case you are on an unsecured link: http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/

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