WordPress is a web software used to create a beautiful website or blog. WordPress being SEO friendly is more popular among the CMS powered websites. Started off in 2003 with fewer users, today it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
Because of growing use and popularity of WordPress the need for its security has also increased. A recent investigation has concluded that 73% of the 40,000 most popular websites that use WordPress software are vulnerable to attack. Here is the list of WordPress Most Popular Security Plugins :
SI Captcha Anti-Spam plugin with 1,575,269 downloads tops the list. This plugin provides an anti-spam method to WordPress on the forms for comments, registration, lost password, login, or all for WP, WPMU and BuddyPress. This plugin with 35-active versions has been rated with 3.8 out of 5 stars.
The next plugin in the list is WP Security Scan with 1,128,411 downloads. This plugin scans your WordPress Installation to prevent security vulnerabilities. With 129 active versions this plugin has been rated 3.4 out of 5 stars.
Besides these some of the other popular plugins are WP-DBManager, Secure WordPress, Better WP Security, BulletProof Security, AntiVirus, WP-reCAPTCHA, Login LockDown etc.,
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