Articles from Robert Abela

About Robert Abela

Robert Abela is the CEO and founder of WP White Security, the developers of the most comprehensive WordPress activity log plugin WP Security Audit Log, and the Password Policy Manager for WordPress plugin.

Understanding DDoS attacks: a guide for WordPress administrators

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is a type of Denial of Service (DoS) attack in which the attack comes from multiple hosts as opposed to one, making them very difficult to block. As with any DoS attack, the objective is to make a target unavailable by overloading it in some way. Generally, a DDoS […]

Choosing the right HTTPS certificate for your WordPress website

In our previous post WordPress HTTPS, SSL and TLS – a guide for website administrators, we explained what HTTPS and all the other technical terms are, and how it works. In this article, we discuss HTTPS certificates, the different ways you may acquire one for your WordPress website, and why you should or shouldn’t pay […]

WordPress HTTPS, SSL & TLS – A Guide For Website Administrators

When you visit a website, your browser (also known as a client) sends a HTTP request to a web server. Once the web server sends an HTTP response, the browser can then render the page to your screen. However, HTTP traffic has a problem; it is a plaintext protocol. This makes it susceptible to snooping […]

Interview with Ivica Delic on WordPress professionals & security

So far we have only interviewed people who understand and work in application and WordPress security. We have always heard the vendors’ voice. However, in this interview we took a different approach. We interviewed Ivica Delic, a WordPress professional about security. The scope of this interview is to better understand how WordPress professionals, to whom […]

Website File Changes Monitor 1.3 – UX improvements

Since this is only the third update of the Website File Changes Monitor plugin, we are still finding new ways how to improve the user experience (UX). Thankfully, we get a lot of valuable feedback from the plugin users on how we can make the plugin easier to use and better. Let’s jump right in […]

What is regulatory compliance & how does it affect WordPress security?

In order to do business, your WordPress website and business have to adhere to rules and regulations. These rules and regulations may take the form of laws (such as GDPR or HIPAA). They may also be compliance requirements, such as PCI DSS or ISO 27001, and may vary from one country to the other. What […]

Website File Changes Monitor 1.2: New Scan Now button & improvements

Update 1.2 of the Website File Changes Monitor plugin for WordPress is available for download. In this update we have: Added a new Scan Now button to the main interface so you can launch instant file changes scans on your WordPress site with just a mouse click. Introduced a new setting to enable debug logging […]

Our Account Of Hosting With Kinsta Managed WordPress Hosting

This website was previously hosted on Digital Ocean, Siteground and A2 Hosting. They are all great WordPress hosting providers and we never had problems with any of them. We even wrote an article / review on our experience with them. However, from time to time we like to change the web host. We do this […]

Website File Changes Monitor Update 1.1: Email Notifications & More

Today we are releasing update 1.1 of the Website File Changes Monitor plugin. This update is based on the important feedback we got from our users after launching this plugin a few weeks ago. The main highlight of this update are the instant file changes notifications via email. However there is much more to this […]

Password Policies Manager Plugin Update 1.2 – Support For Custom Login Pages

Today we announce Password Policy Manager for WordPress update 1.2, the plugin that enables administrators to enforce strong WordPress passwords. The highlight of this update is a new hook that allows theme developers to include the password policies in custom pages. In this update we have also included a few minor improvements and enhancements. Support […]