Taru M. Updated : September 16, 2022
WordPress sites are now the target of over 75% of hacking attacks, and it’s essential to use a WordPress vulnerability scanner to ensure your site and its content remain secure from malware and hackers. If you don’t scan your site regularly, you risk being hacked, losing your traffic, and suffering from a loss of reputation- not to mention the possibility of being shut down by search engines.
Table of contents
1. Sucuri Security Reviewer
3. WP Security Activity Log
4. Jetpack Security Reviewer
5. At last, some crucial parameters for choosing WordPress Vulnerability Scanner.
Fortunately, several WordPress vulnerability scanners will scan your website for malware and other vulnerabilities, so you can ensure that your site remains secure at all times. We have completed the research part, and your job is to sit down, relax, and go through today’s post.
Sucuri provides diverse products to tackle different kinds of security issues. Though their most used and famous security product is Website Malware Removal and Protection. It prevents brute force and blocks layer 7 DDoS attacks.
It also checks for the presence of malicious files like rogue .htaccess files or malware injected through PHP code. Sucuri’s review tool makes it easy to quickly assess your site’s overall health. You can use it on unlimited sites with just one license fee (lifetime access). Also, Succuri is platform-independent.
WPScan is a black box WordPress vulnerability scanner for WordPress. Its WPScan CLI tool is free for non-commercial uses and is mostly used by security professionals and bloggers. WPScan checks for core WordPress, themes, and plugin vulnerabilities. Moreover, the vulnerability database is regularly updated, and currently, 28,731 of these are included in the database.
WP Security Activity Log is easy to install, but it requires a bit of PHP know-how. If you’re not sure how to edit your site’s source code, you might want to hand it off to someone who can help. The benefit of the WP Security Audit Log is that it allows you to see all of your changes in one place, so you can easily go back through your logs when something goes wrong or needs updating.
This tool also gives you a quick overview of any plugins or themes on your site—that way, if something looks suspicious or dangerous, at least now you have a record that shows what changes were made recently.
Jetpack plugins are the most widely downloaded on WordPress. Jetpack Security includes a set of all-encompassing modules to easily maintain the health of your WordPress website. The well-designed UI enhances usability. It has all the basic features like automatic backup, patch update, activity log and brute force attacks protection.
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Last on the list of our WordPress vulnerability scanners is Quttera. It can readily detect various hacking attempts, such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection,auto-generated malicious content, et cetera. Its notable feature includes server-side & client-side malware detection, discovering traffic re-directs, notifications when the website is blacklisted, protection from OWASP TOP 10, etc.
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