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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When you think of your server’s security you probably think: ‘Is my site up to date?’, ‘Am I using any outdated plugins?’, or ‘Is my SSL certificate still valid?’.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 […]

WordPress DDoS Attacks, A Problem You Can’t Protect Against With Plugins

The more popular a website is, the more likely it’ll become a target for cyber attacks. That holds true for the platform the site is built on too – and WordPress is one of the most popular platforms on the Internet. According to a 2015 W3Techs survey, WordPress websites make up 58.7% of the CMS […]

WordPress Staging: A Web Development Must For Testing Updates And Changes

Developers everywhere have experienced this familiar scenario: your client needs something changed on their website and they approach you like this: “It’s a small, quick change. Can you just do it right now?” Of course, there’s no such thing as a “small” change during any WordPress website development process. All changes, big or small, have […]

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 […]

Watch Out For WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities & Hacks, Identify Scripts & Stay Updated

My client’s website was hacked via an outdated WordPress plugin. In “Steps to Fix and Prevent a Hacked WordPress Site”, you learned how to fix a client site after a hack. The steps in that blog came from two real-life scenarios, and today we will look more closely at one of them: an outdated plugin […]

How To Fix A Hacked WordPress Site, Fortify Security, And Prevent Future Hacks

Your client has a hacked WordPress site. It’s finally happened. You’ve read about it happening to other businesses, but thought, “It won’t happen to my clients.” Their websites don’t get enough traffic; they are kept up-to-date enough, etc. Somehow, it still happened. It’s OK! The first thing you need to do is not panic. Usually, […]

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 […]