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Jameson Brandon, co-founder of custom software firm NettySoft, noted the recent news of widespread, well-organized attacks against WordPress-powered websites. "This can be scary for a blogger but even more scary for a business owner that runs everything on WordPress," Brandon said.
NettySoft takes additional security precautions as a result. "There are many security plug-ins out there, but we focus on a firewall and brute force protection," Brandon said. His picks: WP Login Security 2 (pictured) and WordPress Firewall 2. Note: WordPress warns that the latter plug-in hasn't been updated in more than two years, which could cause compatibility issues for some sites.
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