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 Activity Log, and the Password Policy Manager for WordPress plugin.

WP 2FA 1.4: Support for Authy, FreeOTP, and other 2FA apps

Many have chosen to use our WP 2FA plugin because you do not have to be a developer or a security ninja to enable and require 2FA on your website. Our two-factor authentication plugin is dead easy to use. Today, we are taking it a step further; we are releasing an update in which we […]

PPMWP 2.3: Inactive users check, policies & performance updates

Today we are announcing Password Policy Manager update 2.3.0. This is an exciting release featuring the all new inactive WordPress users check. In it we also included a good number of other password policies improvements and performance updates. Let’s dive right in to see what is new and improved in this latest update of our […]

WFCM 1.6: full integration with WP Activity Log

Today we are announcing two releases; Website File Changes Monitor 1.6 and  WP Activity Log 4.1.2. They are being released together because we have integrated the plugins. Let’s dive right in and see what this integration is all about, and what are the benefits to both plugins’ users. Superior file integrity monitoring scans and better […]

WP 2FA 1.3: 2FA setup website page & improved 2FA policies

The most highly requested WP 2FA feature we are asked for is to allow users to setup two-factor authentication from a website page. In eCommerce stores and membership / subscription websites users only have access to custom user profile pages, so it was not possible for them to setup 2FA. With this update of our […]

WordPress Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): what is it & using it on your site

The security of your WordPress website depends on the systems you put in place to protect it and harden its security. With the sharp increase of automated password guessing, your users’ sensitive information and access to your site are more at risk than ever. This is why it’s so important to protect your WordPress site […]

WP 2FA 1.2: Multisite networks support, configurable email notifications templates & other updates

Today we are excited to release WP 2FA update 1.2. In just a month, our easy-to-use two-factor authentication (2FA) plugin has been downloaded more than 1,000 times. It received very good reception, and many of you sent us feedback. Thank you for that. The highlights of this update are support for WordPress multisite network, configurable […]

PPMWP 2.2: Out of the box support for custom login pages & other updates

Today we are releasing Password Policy Manager 2.2. The highlights of this update are the out of the box support for custom login pages and the plugin translations. We have also included a number of updates and fixed a number of issues in this update. These release notes highlight what is new, improved and fixed […]

WFCM 1.5: Hourly file integrity scans & other plugin improvements

In this update of the Website File Changes Monitor plugin we focused on further improving the file scanning technology. The results speak for themselves; faster scans that requires less resources. Here, you can read in more details what is new and improved in update 1.5 of our file integrity monitor WordPress plugin. Hourly file integrity […]

Say hello to WP 2FA – a new free WordPress two-factor authentication plugin

An administrator should be able to add two-factor authentication (2FA) to a WordPress site easily within minutes. The admin should also be able to configure policies to make 2FA compulsory, and users should be able setup 2FA without requiring any training or technical knowledge. We started developing WP 2FA with that in mind: develop an […]

Should maintained plugins be suspended from the WordPress repository when there is a security issue?

On 27th February 2020, at 9:34PM (CET) we received an email notifying us that our plugin WP Activity Log was “temporarily withdrawn from the WordPress.org Plugin directory due to an exploit”. We submitted a fix on Friday, 28th February 2020, at 4:08PM. It only took us 16.5 hours to release the fix. We would have […]