CMS Security Guide/Tips
First, keep your CMS platform, third-party plugins and your theme up-to-date. Some famous CMS, like WordPress and Drupal or Joomla are web defacement-susceptible and are under the constant radar of hackers. Therefore, CMS platform update allows the core team or contributors to find the vulnerabilities and create patches before these hackers do.
Moreover, we suggest all administrators / developers / owners to remove unused CMS Material (“Uninstall”) to prevent vulnerabilities and threats. This will then result in the injection of your website / hosting and lead to inconvenience such as internet access default or disturbance.
- Change URLs to admin panel
- Make sure hackers won’t determine your platform by looking at your HTML code
- Create whitelist of IP addresses
- Use strong passwords
- Use intrusion prevention software like Fail2Ban
Lastly, scan your CMS for viruses constantly. It is also a great idea to scan your CMS for malware and vulnerabilities. Firstly, you might be already infected and don’t even know about it. Secondly, you should know about your website weak spots to protect yourself before hackers find them.