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.

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 […]

Password Policy Manager For WordPress Update 1.1

We released the first version of the Password Policy Manager for WordPress around three months ago. Since its released we received some valuable feedback and the plugin has been featured on some of the leading WordPress sites, such as Torque Magazine. We’ve listened to all the good feedback and today we are happy to announce […]

Black Friday & Cyber Monday WordPress Security Deals – 2018

If you’ve been wanting to buy a particular WordPress security plugin or service, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales is the right time to buy it. During this time of the year most vendors chop off their prices, giving you the opportunity to beef up the security of your site. NOTE: We only promote […]

Interview with Code Risk – A Free Source Code Analysis Service For WordPress Plugins

Vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins have been the cause of more site hacks than vulnerabilities in WordPress core. One of the reasons why this is happening is lack of resources. Software will always have vulnerabilities, though the WordPress core code is vetted by thousands of people. Also, the foundation has resources allocated to ensure that the […]

Malcare WordPress Site Security Service Reviewed

According to statistics published by WPMUDEV in 2017, malicious hackers attack WordPress websites with over 90,978 attacks per minute. Therefore every WordPress site must have some sort of security hardening and service protecting it. Even if it is small and not popular, your WordPress website is always a target. Being a geek, when I started […]

The Guide to WordPress Password Security

Weak passwords are one of the biggest threats that put the security of a WordPress site at risk. As an internet user, or if you guest author on a WordPress site you are always told to use complex and different password for every website or service you are subscribed to. You also have to change […]

Announcing the Plugin Password Policy Manager for WordPress

WordPress has come a long way in helping administrators run more secure sites, though weak passwords are still a big issue. That is why we still see so many successful WordPress brute force attacks. Though there is light at the end of the tunnel! We have developed a plugin to help WordPress site owners like you […]

OWASP & WordPress – Improving WordPress Security With OWASP Top 10

WordPress security can be an intimidating subject to those who are new to WordPress, and to having a website. The good news is that compliance and standards such as the OWASP Top 10 list can help businesses get started with WordPress security.   This article explains what is the OWASP Top 10 list and how […]