If you have a WordPress blog or website, WordPress security must be an issue for you. I'm sure you must have heard about hackers attacking blogs and websites of other people. The damage done by them can be enormous, especially when the particular blog was high page ranked, displaying high in search engines and profitable. It is not the only type of websites attacked by hackers. The reasoning behind their acts can't be explained as logical. They will destroy it for fun. I know stories of people who one day, instead of their website saw a short note informing them that their website has been blocked by Google due to the thread it carries to other internet users. It was a result of hacker attack, who made changes to the website.
Finally, installing the secure your wordpress website Scan plugin will check all this for you, and alert you to anything that you may have missed. Additionally, it will tell you that a user named"admin" exists. That is your administrative user name. You can follow a link and find directions for changing that name, if you desire. I think that a strong password is good enough protection, and there have been no attacks on the sites that I run since I followed these steps.
This is great news as it means that there is a community of developers and users look at this now that can further enhance the platform. However there's a big group of people trying to achieve something, there will always be people who will attempt to take them down.
In case you ever wish to migrate your site elsewhere, like a new hosting company, you'd have the ability to pull this off without a hitch, and also without needing to disturb your old site until the new one was set up and ready to roll.
Along with adding a secret key to your wp-config.php document, also think about changing your user password to something that is strong and unique. A good tip is to avoid phrases, use upper and lowercase letters, and include numbers, although wordPress will let you know the strength of your password. It's also a good idea to change your password regularly - say once.
Change admin username and your WordPress password, or your password and collect and utilize other good WordPress safety tips to keep hackers out!