Question:What is the most commonpassword used today?
Set your password to “incorrect”.So when you key in wrongly, thecomputer will tell you“Your password is incorrect.”
Set a Strong Password• password• 123456• 12345678• abc123• qwerty• monkey• letmein• dragon• 111111• baseball• iloveyou• trustno1• 1234567• sunshine• master• 123123• welcome• shadow• ashley• football• jesus• michael• ninja• mustang• Password1Source: http://gizmodo.com/25 most common passwords (2012)
Set a Strong Password• Mix uppercase, lowercase, numbers, symbols.• Balance “secure” and “easy to remember”.• E.g. Queenstown street 45, blk 700 #17-44 –Qb700#17_44• E.g. Imagination is more important thanknowledge (Albert Einstein), born 1897 –iimitk*AE*1897
Set a Strong Password• Or use a password manager– KeePass– 1Password– Roboform– LastPass– … many more
Don’t use “Admin” as usernameIf you already have “admin” as username:1. Log in as “admin”.2. Create a new administrator account using adifferent username.3. Log out of “admin”.4. Log in using the new account you created.5. Delete the “admin” account. You can attributethe existing posts to the new account.
Don’t use “Admin” as usernamePreferably:1. Don’t use a dictionary word.2. Don’t use popular names.3. Don’t use your name.
Use a Different Table PrefixIf you already have “wp_” as the databaseprefix:1. I know, no plugins but…http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/change-table-prefix/2. Or if you want to do it yourself…http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-change-the-wordpress-database-prefix-to-improve-security/
Keep all files up to date• 3 things to keep updated:– WordPress core– Plugins– Themes• Done quickly thru the WordPress backend!• Remove unused files – themes, plugins etc.• Remember to do a backup before performingdoing an update!
Conclusion: 7 Ways1. Set a Strong Password2. Don’t use “Admin” as username3. Use a Different Table Prefix4. Set Proper File Permissions5. Hide WordPress Info6. Update your secret keys7. Keep all files up to date