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WordPress security

How To Tell If You Have Been Hacked Using Scanners, Tools, Website Monitoring, & More

“Your website has been hacked.” Site owners take great pains to avoid having to hear those words, but their efforts don’t always keep them from coming. Hackers are resourceful. They’re constantly changing the way they try to penetrate secure accounts and WordPress websites — and they’ll keep trying until they’re successful. Most WordPress users take […]

Advanced WordPress Security Tips: Secret Security Keys, Hidden Usernames & Logins, & Private Sites

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. For the ultimate in WordPress security, it’s a great idea to resort to subterfuge to throw off hackers. After all, hackers don’t think twice about being sneaky to steal and harm your clients’ digital assets. There are indeed steps WordPress users can follow that take advantage of […]

Guard Against WordPress Vulnerabilities With Scanners, Theme & Plugin Security Best Practices

If it seems as if WordPress websites are hacked more often than others, there’s some truth to that theory. WordPress vulnerabilities are common – the security firm Sucuri found that a significantly large portion of websites compromised during the first three months of 2016 ran on WordPress. Sucuri investigated 11,485 compromised sites, and 78% of […]

Use Two Factor Authentication To Guard WordPress Against Brute Force Attacks

Passwords are an unquestionable means of defense against hackers. A compromised WordPress site can damage your clients’ business reputation — the kind of harm that takes a long time to recover from. Yet no matter how complicated you make a password (adding numbers and symbols), it’s still not the strongest form of protection. Hackers can […]

How to Manage WordPress Plugins & Protect Your Site

The number one security issue with WordPress is third party plugins and themes, and the number one problem with those WordPress plugins and themes is site owners (like your clients) who don’t keep them up to date. New versions of WordPress plugins may very well include security patches, and the more versions that are skipped, […]