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Wordfence plugin secures WordPress sites; solves job from hell

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    Effectively managing your own passwords under any circumstances is hard work but managing your users’ passwords on a WordPress installation can become the job from hell. Say you’re the admin of a WordPress site and you have a variety of users with accounts on your system. You immediately have a problem because WordPress is insanely popular (it’s used on almost one quarter of all Websites) and has roughly three times more bugs identified than the next largest content management system. Not surprisingly, WordPress is the most attacked CMS. So, unless you like having your WordPress installation hacked you’d better get serious about security.

    While you can enforce user compliance to password standards through the use of plugins such as No Weak Passwords or Force Strong Passwords, users can still choose passwords that are weaker than you'd like. So, how do you check whether their passwords are “good”? You use the Wordfence plugin published by Feedjit Inc.

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