Security is always a big issue when you have an online presence. WordPress is no exception. Along with a good backup routine and maintaining a healthy plugin directory you always want to make sure your WordPress site as a strong username & Password.
When WordPress is first installed a ‘Admin’ user account is created by default. Its a good idea to delete this user account and create a new account with a strong username and password.
Don’t be complacent, attacks can happen
The longer the password. The more difficult it will be to crack. This should be a combination of characters and contain upper-case letters, numbers and keyboard characters.
What makes a bad password
Because attacks to sites are becomming more common its worth taking some precautions
- Don’t use only letters or just numbers
- Don’t use family names, children, girlfriends/boyfriends or pets
- Don’t use phone numbers, Social Security numbers or birthdays
- Don’t use the same word as your log-in, or any variations
- Don’t use any word that can be found in dictionaries, including foreign words.
WordPress 3.8 +
Since the introduction of WordPress 3.8 the standard password generator as undergone a face lift. The all new “password strength detector” forces you to create a strong password. This is always a good starting point and a great way to increase site security.
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