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WordPress 2.7 Cookbook by Jean-Baptiste Jung

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Testing your blog security

A difficult aspect of blog security is to know what a potential security risk is. Luckily, there are tools to help you in the quest for a secure blog. In this recipe, I'm going to show you how to use the WP Security Scan plugin to scan your blog, get a listing of security problems, and fix them.

Getting ready

In order to scan your WordPress blog for security problems, you have to install the WP Security Scan plugin. This plugin can be downloaded by visiting the following link:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-security-scan/

I recommend creating a backup of both your database and files, as described earlier in this chapter. Install WP Security Scan by following the general plugin installation procedure described ...

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