A sharp increase of bots wanting to break your WordPress login has been reported for Dec 2016. Here’s what you can do to protect your site.
See how to configure my favorite brute force protection plugin, Login Lockdown. It is extremely lightweight and protects the front door of your site from hacker attacks.
All websites have a master gatekeeper that provides the initial security for every type of site visitor, both human and bot. It also controls the redirection of traffic and tells browsers what to do with the data from your site. Discover all of the critical features in the .htaccess file and how having a good one improves your site security and performance.
Nothing about site ownership is set it and forget it. My recommendations have changed considerably throughout 2015. With site audits, I’ve helped a lot of clients recover from following bad tech advice from gurus with groupies too. Here’s a quick checklist of what’s changed and my top recommendations to ensure your site is secure and performing at peak for the new year.
You need to know that your site is free of malware and other hacked files. But can you trust a free scanner to get it right? See my test results of the top 6 popular malware scanners and what they detected on a known hacked site.
Join me on the next WordPress Wed. Blab Oct 14 at 1pm ET / 10am PT. The topic is WordPress Security and Open Q&A. We’ll discuss the recent wave of brute force attacks and how to keep your site safe.
There has been a sudden increase in brute force attacks, mainly on WordPress sites. It is across all hosts and server packages. The newest attack vector seems to involve a function in XML-RPC, which is turned on by default in WordPress. Discover what’s going on and how to protect your site.
With hack attacks on the rise, a secure site is a top priority these days. But it doesn’t have to be hard or cost a lot. Here are 8 tips for a more secure site. Many of them you can do this minute.