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WordPress security

The OpenSSL Glibc Vulnerabilty, How Managed WordPress Protected Customers

In the modern world of the Internet, software bugs are incredibly hard, if not impossible, to completely avoid. Generally these bugs are pretty benign: a page may not load, might be displayed incorrectly, or maybe the site is just completely down. Sure, those are major inconveniences, but the sites still exist and are safe from […]

Linux Kernels, Security, & the CVE-2016-0728 Bug. The Role of Managed WordPress

When you think of your server’s security you probably think: ‘Is my site up to date?’, ‘Am I using any outdated plugins?’, or ‘Is my SSL certificate still valid?’. You’re probably not too concerned with your server’s kernel version or Operating System’s version. However, when it comes to vulnerabilities discovered in either one, it’s not […]

Free Ebook: How To Secure Your WordPress Site, 5 Essential Approaches

Securing the most popular content management system on the market is no easy task. We’re talking about WordPress, of course. According to a 2015 W3Techs survey, WordPress websites take up 58.7% of the CMS market and WordPress powers 25% of the entire Internet. Taking up this much of the market means one thing to security-conscious […]

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 […]

Recent WordPress-Based Website Hacks: The Panama Papers, The Redirect Hack, & More

Not a month goes by – sometimes not a week – without news of a hack into WordPress sites. With WordPress security, the suspected actors may change, as do the victims, but more often than not, the hack itself boils down to the bad guys either exploiting a new vulnerability or taking advantage of lax […]