A Quick Guide to WordPress Security.

This short guide focuses on WordPress Security. WordPress is one of the leading content management systems or CMS that are in use today. It powers easily one fifth of the web. Because it is so popular it is a high target for hackers. Out of the box or freshly installed (since WordPress doesn’t come in a box) it is very secure software. WordPress has a very good reputation for stability and rapidly fixing holes when they are discovered. That said you can always do a little more. In analyzing over 500,000 break in attempts on my clients sites 1 particular attack type is the most common....

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The Importance of Security

It’s vitally important today that you have a secure website. Every day thousands of websites are hacked or otherwise compromised by malicious hackers. If your website is hacked, your online reputation can suffer. You lose the trust of your clients, your visitors and prospects. To keep your website secure there are three key things to keep in mind. Number One: You must have secure web hosting. It is important that you host your website on a web host that takes security seriously. If your host does not keep their servers up to date, or do regular and routine security checks, you run the...

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Tip Of The Week : Email Forwarding Problems or Dealing with “Forward this” emails.

Do you have an Email Forwarding Problem? I know what kind of emails are in your inbox. I get them too, either directly or from someone with an email forwarding problem. So first, lets get a few things perfectly clear: No, Bill Gates is not going to send you $100 for forwarding on this email. No, that little 11 yr old girl is not going to get money from the Red Cross if you report this 100 times. No, Microsoft is not tracking this email. No, sending me this email is not going to install the super duper antivirus tissue paper on my system. No, you haven’t been accepted into Who’s...

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Tip Of The Week : Why a Complex Password?

Complex passwords can be annoying, so why use them? Because using a complex password can slow down hackers when they try to compromise your data. Because the more complex, the harder it is to crack, and the harder it is to crack, the less likely you are going to be hacked. When I worked as a full time network admin, I ran quarterly crack attempts against the server database. I had the inside edge of direct access to the server’s password file. On the average, I cracked 80-90% of the 150 accounts overnight, on each attempt. They used standard mixes of complexity, and length. I usually...

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