Hackers are a serious issue for your wordpress blog, saying that; WordPress security is a serious issue and I admit I NEVER used to take seriously, until now!
The picture above has been copied from the dashboard of this site for a single 24 hour period, you can clearly see the number of attempts that have been made to hack into this blog.
124 attemps in 24 hours!
I hope that figure alarms you, especially if you have not got any security software or plugins for your own wordpress blogs. What I find even more alarming is the number you see is for a blog post/site that is just 1 day old!! Luckily for me the first plugin I install on any of my wordpress sites is Wordfence.
Wordfence if a free plugin and as you can see works very well, you can install it directly from your wordpress plugin dashboard.
The second plugin I install is another security plugin called wpsiteguardian, it is not free but I urge you go click on the link (not an affiliate link) and watch the video on how easy it is to hack into a wordpress site, you will be very surprised, I certainly was.