What kinds of attacks are there, and will Hacker Tested™ protect me from them?
In addition to the threats listed above, Hacker Tested™ protects you from Brute Force and Insertion attacks as well.
Brute Force is where someone tries combinations either from a dictionary, or a progression of possible combinations to get into your site. The only defense is to lock machines out after a specified number of tries for a specified period of time, making the brute force take too long to be profitable.
Do I really need to protect a WordPress website?
If you are a blog with no E-Commerce, no logins for guests and no forum for users to give you feedback, you may feel you are safe already, and truthfully, you might never be found by a hacker.
If you have a PayPal account, Merchant account, or anything to sell, Hackers are looking for you. It’s simple, $200 US in the Philippines or Russia goes a long way. If you have a membership site and users who have entrusted you with user-names and passwords, those are valuable to a hacker because they can sell them. The email addresses, can be added to a list they can sell. The user-names and passwords, sadly, are often used on all the accounts online the customer goes to... so banks, credit unions, stock management accounts, etc can all be hacked because the hacker got into your site. For those, hackers look for small unprotected websites that are easy money.