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.

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 […]

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 […]

The different types of WordPress web hosts and their pros & cons

There are many things to consider when looking for a web host for your WordPress website or multisite network. But the first decision you have to make before you look into the specifics is determine the the type of WordPress web host do you need for your website, of which there are four. This post introduces […]

WordPress security issues caused by sharing WordPress login details

A WordPress security best practice that is easy to implement is having a unique WordPress login (username and password) for every person who accesses your website or multisite network. Sharing the same WordPress login details with groups of people can lead to a number of security issues and increases the maintenance of the website, as […]