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.

January 2017 WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes Vulnerabilities Roundup

In this first monthly roundup of WordPress core, plugins and themes reported vulnerabilities for 2017 we had a good number of WordPress plugins  and vulnerabilities reported. This vulnerabilities and security issues roundup is made possible through WP Security Bloggers, an aggregate of popular WordPress security blogs and websites that publish WordPress security news and updates. […]

Best Practices for Secure Web Forms on Your WordPress Website

Contact and other type of web forms on websites are typically used to capture leads and build a mailing list for your business’ email marketing strategy. Web forms are also the most commonly exploited attack surface on websites, since they allow users to input data that is then stored into a database or some other […]

December 2016 WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes Vulnerabilities Roundup

In this December 2016 monthly roundup of WordPress core, plugins and themes reported vulnerabilities we only have a few WordPress plugins vulnerabilities reported. This vulnerabilities and security issues roundup is made possible through WP Security Bloggers, an aggregate of popular WordPress security blogs and websites that publish WordPress security news and updates. Subscribe to the WP […]

Restoring WordPress from a Backup

WordPress is a very simple web application. It is made up of a number of PHP files and a database, typically a MySQL database. The files are the actual web application and the database is where all the information such as users, blog posts, pages and other data is stored. The WordPress setup is so […]

November 2016 WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes Vulnerabilities Roundup

This is a monthly roundup of all the vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins and themes reported during the month of November 2016. During November no WordPress core vulnerabilities were reported. This roundup is made possible through WP Security Bloggers, an aggregate of popular WordPress security blogs and websites that publish WordPress security news and updates. Overview of […]

Dealing with Failed Logins on Your WordPress

This article explains why many WordPress websites have a lot of failed login attempts. It also explains what you can do to protect your WordPress website from failed login attacks.

October 2016 WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes Vulnerabilities Roundup

This is a monthly roundup of all the WordPress core, WordPress plugins and WordPress themes vulnerabilities reported during the month of October 2016. This roundup is made possible through WP Security Bloggers, an aggregate of popular WordPress security blogs and websites that publish WordPress security news and updates. Recap of WordPress Vulnerabilities in October 2016 October […]

The Security Risks of Storing WordPress Backup Files & Old Files Onsite

WordPress backup files and old unused files typically contain a wealth of sensitive information. When stored onsite such files can easily be discovered and downloaded by malicious hackers. Hackers use the information they contain to craft an attack against your website.

September 2016 WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes Vulnerabilities Roundup

This is a monthly roundup of all the WordPress core, WordPress plugins and WordPress themes vulnerabilities reported during the month of September 2016. This roundup is made possible through WP Security Bloggers, an aggregate of popular WordPress security blogs and websites that publish WordPress security news and updates. Recap of Vulnerabilities in September 2016 When […]

Hosting WP White Security on A2 Hosting

This review is an account of our experience of migrating and hosting our WP White Security WordPress website to A2 Hosting, a hosting provider specializing in WordPress hosting.