One of the most pernicious myths about WordPress is that it is vulnerable to hackers. As the most popular Content Management System, running almost 60% of all websites that use a CMS, there will always be some WordPress sites that are no longer actively maintained or whose owners are simply unaware of what they need to do, so, yes, we will keep hearing about WordPress sites that have been hacked.
The truth is, however, that the huge and extremely active WordPress community, who follow the latest security trends and spring into action whenever a vulnerability is discovered, make the most secure CMS if you follow a few simple steps.
The new UNLOQ two factor authentication plugin protects WordPress websites from credential-related risks by increasing the security of user logins through 3 secure authentication methods, custom login URL, multi-site SSO and role-based 2FA enforcement. Free under 100 users, it features 60 seconds setup and login page customisation.
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With large scale cyber attacks happening more often than anyone would like to admit, you might think to yourself that the chances your small WordPress website will be hacked are slim to none. After all, who would hack your website when there are so many bigger and better sites to attack?
Using WordPress as your content management system already puts you one step ahead of the rest of the online world as far as security is concerned. However, that does not make your website immune to hackers.
Today I am going to share with you why securing your WordPress website is so important and how using a security tool called Hide My WP to well…hide WordPress…can be used to help secure your website from unwanted intrusions and hacks.
Let’s face it, WordPress has its down falls… such as security risks, users accidentally deleting the database, plugin incompatibility when updating and more. We all need help some day to take care of our WordPress needs. This is where WordPress maintenance services come in.
Security is one of the hottest topics in WordPress at the moment, and it has been for a while now. There have always been concerns with security in the WordPress world, and that’s where some of the best security plugins have come in to put people’s minds at rest. Although there are still those who question the effectiveness of such security plugins, there are some that can do a very good job at keeping your WordPress site safe and secure in many ways. Rather than go through all this discussion in this review though, I’d suggest reading this article about understanding…
WordPress is one of the most popular website development platforms because it is not only free but it has a sufficiently large community, which is flexible, powerful enough to cater the varied requirements of website developers and owners. However, with the bundle of benefits associated with this platform comes a major drawback as well, which is the website’s security concern that runs on WordPress. This is simply due to the fact that the websites running on WordPress are targeted by most of the hackers, spammers and bots.
This article explains why the security of your WordPress blogs and websites should not solely depend on WordPress security plugins. It also looks into other attack surfaces a typical WordPress installation has and gives a brief overview of what you can do to address these potential attack surfaces.
WordPress might be easy to setup and use but maintaining it and ensuring its security is another story. We’ve decided to play our part in making things easier, and the result of that is the new WP Security Bloggers website and RSS feed.
Earlier this month, WP Mayor ran an article about WordPress Security, including the following statistics on the 117,000 WordPress sites hacked in 2013: 41% were hacked via their hosting provider. This means that the hackers exploited a vulnerability, or took advantage of insecure hosting provider configuration to be able to hack into the WordPress blogs and websites hosted by the vulnerable hosting provider. 29% were hacked via a vulnerability in the WordPress theme they were using. This means a hacker identified a vulnerability in a theme that was installed on the WordPress installation and by exploiting it, the attacker managed…