Keep headers/logos under 125 pixels high. It takes up valuable viewing space, especially for laptop users, that is best left for the good stuff to appear"above the fold" Take a cue from the big companies, simple logos done well say it all. This is our #1 pet peeve - screaming logos and headers!
Installing the fix malware problem Scan plugin alert you that you may have missed, and will check all this for you. It will also tell you that a user named"admin" exists. Of course, that is the user name. You can follow a link and find instructions if you wish. I personally believe that there is a strong password good security, and there have been no successful attacks on the several blogs that I run because I followed these steps.
This is fantastic news as it means that there is a strong community of developers and users that can enhance the platform. However there's a group of people attempting to achieve something, there'll always be people who will attempt to take them down.
This is very handy plugin, protecting you against brute-force strikes that are password-crack. It keeps track of the IP address of every login attempt. You can configure the plugin to disable login attempts Resources when a certain number of attempts is reached.
You can also make a firewall that blocks hackers. The hacker is prevented by the firewall from coming into your own files. You also have to have version of Apache. Upgrade your PHP. It is essential that your system is always filled with upgrades.
However, I advise that you install the Login LockDown plugin in place of any.htaccess controls. From being allowed after three failed login attempts from a certain IP address for one hour login requests will stop. You may get into your panel while and yet you still have protection against hackers, if you do my sources that.