Security App of the Week: WpCrypt for WordPress
Encrypt your passwords to make sure hackers can't abuse them
In case you own a WordPress website that has a user database, it’s important to make sure the information stored in it – particularly sensitive data such as password – is properly protected against cybercriminals.The WpCrypt WordPress plugin can help you easily achieve the task. The application provides an encryption system for passwords.
WpCrypt, which requires WordPress 3.3 or higher to work, supports the SHA1, SHA2, AES128, AES256 and AES Fuzzy Hash encryption methods.
SHA1 has been cracked, but the rest are still fairly secure. If the passwords are properly encrypted, they can’t be abused by hackers in case your website is compromised.
To install WpCrypt, unpack and upload it to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Then, activate the plugin from the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.