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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.

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 […]

What Is WordPress File Integrity Monitoring & Why Your WordPress Needs It?

Have you ever had to clean your WordPress website from a malware infection? Do you know how to find out which code was compromised? Do you know if your developers or agency left backup and leftover files on your website that can leave you exposed? This post explains how File integrity monitoring (FIM) helps you […]

Announcing The New Website File Changes Monitor Plugin for WordPress

We have been toying with the idea of developing a WordPress file integrity scanning and monitoring plugin for quite some time. However, we did not want to develop just another file scanning plugin. We wanted to develop a WordPress file scanning plugin that addresses the issues existing  ones have! So in January we went back […]

DNS Tools & Queries For WordPress Users & Administrators

When you buy a new domain for your WordPress site you have to configure the name servers and other DNS records. Configuring your the Domain Name System (DNS) for your domain is a simple process, and it becomes even easier when you understand how DNS works, what are Domains, Registrars and DNS records. However, a […]

PCI DSS Compliance for WordPress eCommerce & Business Sites

If you have an ecommerce or business WordPress site then PCI compliance is not new for you. As an online merchant / seller your WordPress website has to be compliant to the PCI DSS regulations, otherwise you risk being fined. Even if you use a third party payment gateway such as PayPal or Stripe, there […]

High-Tech Bridge COO Talks About Web & WordPress Security

As of the beginning of 2019, WordPress powers 33% of the top ten million websites, confirming it as the most popular and widely used blogging and CMS platform again. Such popularity attracts a lot of attention, and application security software companies which typically focus on security solutions for custom web applications are now also interested […]