Your server is only as secure as your weakest password. As a rule of thumb, the more lengthy and complex a password, the stronger it is. Follow the best practices below for generating difficult to crack passwords. DOs DO Use Passwords of At Least Ten Characters: The more characters, the more difficult a password is […]
Once you have taken the proper precautions by updating your site, strengthening your passwords, and backing up your files, it’s time to think about a Security Plugin. There are many WordPress security plugins that can help with this task, but the options can be overwhelming. When it comes to finding the ideal security plugin for […]
It is impossible to guarantee your server will never be successfully hacked, which is why it is vitally important to take regular backups of your site and data. You can recover from nearly any attack if you have a solid backup solution in place.
Another popular attack vector for WordPress sites is weak passwords. Attackers often use brute-force attacks that attempt to guess passwords, an effort that is only made easier by simple, dictionary word passwords. You ultimately have the final authority on what passwords you choose. I strongly recommend, always choose a strongest password.
Regularly updating all of your existing plugins and themes is the most effective method of securing your website. This is especially important given that outdated plugins and themes are a popular attack vectors for WordPress sites. I strongly recommend updating themes and plugins whenever possible. It is possible to set at least the WordPress […]
SSL is a protocol used to provide security over the Internet. It is a good idea to use a security certificate whenever you are passing personal information between the website and web server or database. Attackers could sniff for this information and if the communication medium is not secure could capture it and use this […]
Like anything in the digital world, it can all be lost in a catastrophic event. You will thank yourself if you take some time to consider the best website backup solutions for your website. Making backups of your website is very important, but storing these backups on your web server is a major security risk. […]
Working on client sites, I often need to log in to their site/server using their admin user details. I am frequently disturbed by how insecure their admin passwords are. It is a little scary that I have to say this, but admin/admin is not a secure username and password combination. If your password is very […]
Countless websites are compromised every day due to the outdated and insecure software used to run them. It is incredibly important to update your site as soon as a new plugin or CMS version is available. Most hacking these days is entirely automated, with bots constantly scanning every site they can looking for exploitation opportunities. […]