Weekend Project: Basic security with iThemes Security plugin

Secure your WordPress website

Last time I checked, WordPress websites power over 30% of the top 1-million websites in the world. That’s a LOT. The downside of this is that the popularity of WordPress makes it a big target for hackers, because they know that there’s a lot of potential targets. Some basic website security will help you strengthen …

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6 Things You’re Doing Wrong with Your WordPress website

1 – Not making regular backups. Even if you correct all of the things listed above, your website could still get hacked. Or your webhost could crash. Or you could update a plugin or theme that breaks your site – nothing’s infallible. Having current backups will help you recover more quickly in the event that …

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Yes, You really do need an SSL certificate

You really do need an SSL certificate

“Do I really need an SSL certificate for my website?” This is one of those questions that I’m hearing a lot more often from my clients. Typically, they’ve heard a rumor or something from a friend of a friend and are confused about it all. Strictly speaking, the only time you need an SSL certificate is …

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Major WordPress Security Announcement!

If you have a WordPress website, please read this! I don’t want to seem melodramatic or anything, but if you have a WordPress website, you need to read this.  Over the last few weeks, some pretty serious security exploits have been announced, covering some very popular and major plugins (like WordPress SEO by Yoast, GravityForms, …

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Protecting your WordPress site with iThemes Security

WordPress powers nearly 25% of the world’s websites – that’s a lot of websites! Because of the popularity of WordPress, it has become a popular target of hackers and spammers. If you have a WordPress website and want to protect your investment (time and money involved in building your site), it is critical that you …

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Why should I use WordPress?

I got an email from a copy-writer that I know the other day, and it seemed like a good thing to share on the blog… “Terri, I wanted to share the information below regarding a conversation I had with the developer I’ve used. I wanted to get your feedback on what he had to say …

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Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability – you should read this!

If you haven’t heard about Heartbleed yet, please take a few minutes to read. And if you have heard about it, but aren’t convinced of the severity of it, you also need to read. “The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under …

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Can you password be solved?

How secure is your password? Are you one of those people who uses one of these most common passwords? While looking for something online today, I came across this website – MD5 Decrypter. Wow. I never really thought about it, but I’m not surprised websites like this exist. Hackers can put your encrypted password in …

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WordPress Security Alert: uploadify.php

I woke up this morning to 37 emails from my firewall plugin that it had stopped a potential attack on my website. Hm. Clearly, someone was busy last night. I investigated, and found rather little information on the problem, but all of it from just the last several days. Whatever it is, it’s still new. …

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