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Securi vs iThemes Security Plugins
Penne Baer

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October 20, 2015 - 1:37 pm
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Hi Rick,

You mentioned in a previous forum post that using Securi was a good idea for site protection.  I received an email from iThemes recommending their security plugin due to brute force attacks because XML-RPC is now "on" by default in WP. Is this a serious concern?  If so, do you have any personal preferences (Securi vs iThemes)? Also, are the free versions of their plugins adequate to protect one's site along with your other top 3 recommendations:

1.  Have strong passwords
2.  Keep WordPress, plugins and themes up to date
3.  Don't use plugins or themes from untrusted sources

Thanks, Penne

Rick Anderson
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November 9, 2015 - 7:55 am
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I do recommend sucuri but not the iThemes security plugin.  At least one member is reporting that the xml-rpc issue is significant for them.  They installed the Disable XML-RPC Plugin from and it worked for them.

I use the limit login attempts plugin.  Otherwise it is the top 3.

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