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How To Block Author Scans In WordPress For Hackers?

As you know that WordPress security is so weak that its quite easy for every newbie to break it if you will not do some changes. There are many ways to hack a WordPress blog but most easy way is through login form by entering random password through any script.

But at login hackers have to guess UserName first then have to password. So its time to keep them stuck in UserName instead of forwarding for password guess. In WordPress the admin has default profile at 1st position that is automatically created while you will install WordPress. Now if you have many writers then hackers first have to fine main admin from those post writers.

For this purpose, Hackers run an author scan and find the admin that is at first position. Hackers write in address bar and the resulting post of a writer confirm that this is the admin of WordPress blog then they start hacking him.

So its time to block these type URL on your WordPress blog and show “403 Permission Denied” if anyone try to open it that can be done via short codes that we shared below.

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How To Block Author Scans?

Step 1:) Open Appearance > Editor file in your WordPress dashboard.

Step 2:) Open your Theme Function (function.php) file from the list of your theme file.

Step 3:) Copy the below code and Paste it in the end of function.php file.

/* --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *
 * Block Author Scans In Your WordPress Blog
/* --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- */
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (author=\d+) [NC]
RewriteRule .* - [F]

Step 4:) Update file.

Step 5:) There you will the below image when you will open the author scan link.

Block WordPress Author Scans

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