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A readme file containing your WordPress version is bundled with every install. To help prevent malicious visitors from knowing which version you are running, it's important that you remove this file.

  1. You should always backup your site before making any changes.
  2. Log in to WordPress.
  3. Go to Sucuri Security > Settings.
  4. Click on the Hardening tab.
  5. Find the section labled Information Leakage.
  6. If the section is red, click on the Apply Hardening button.

You have now prevented detailed information about your WordPress site being exposed.

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