iThemes Security Pro v2.4.0 – WordPress Security Plugin security that’s more like a to-do list than a terminal. iThemes Security Pro shows you a list of things to do to make your site more secure with a simple way to turn options on or off. We’ve simplified these steps and provided descriptions of each action so you know exactly what’s happening on your site. You shouldn’t have to be a security pro to use a security plugin. And isn’t that the point?
iThemes Security Pro v2.4.0 – WordPress Security Plugin Changelog
v2.4.0 – 2016-06-07
New Feature: Added a new File Permissions section on the settings page to bring back the directory and file permissions listing feature found on the Security > Dashboard page of older plugin versions.
Bug Fix: Fixed a situation where adding a very large list of IP’s in the Ban Hosts list would generate an invalid .htaccess file on some servers.
Bug Fix: Fixed a bug that could prevent email notifications from scheduled malware scans from being sent.
Enhancement: The Database Backups, Local Brute Force Protection, Network Brute Force Protection, Strong Password Enforcement, and WordPress Tweaks features are now active by default on new installations.
Enhancement: The Malware Scan Scheduling, Two-Factor Authentication, and User Logging features are now active by default on new installations.
Enhancement: The WordPress Tweaks feature now uses the “Disable File Editor” setting by default on new installations.
Enhancement: The WordPress Tweaks feature now sets the “Multiple Authentication Attempts per XML-RPC Request” setting to “Block” by default on new installations.
Enhancement: Improved the styling of notices.