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.

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.

How to Evaluate WordPress Audit Trail Plugins

Your business just switched from a custom made and complex CMS system to WordPress. All well and good, you have setup your blog, installed a few plugins and ready to get cracking. But how will you keep track of what the users are doing on your new WordPress website? Introducing WordPress Audit Trail Plugins WordPress […]

August 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 August 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. Subscribe to the WP Security Bloggers daily […]

Get Your Website on Google’s First Page – An Email Exchange with a SEO Specialist, or Not?

This article includes an email thread of emails that I exchanged with a spammer who claims his company provides SEO services and they can help me rank my website on Google’s first page. As you will see, there are a lot of lessons to be learnt from trying to deal with scam and spam businesses.

July 2016 WordPress, WordPress Plugins and Themes Vulnerabilities Roundup

This is a roundup of all the WordPress, WordPress plugins and theme vulnerabilities reported during the month of July 2016. This roundup is brought to you by WP Security Bloggers; an aggregate of popular WordPress security blogs and other security sources that publish WordPress security news and updates. Subscribe to the WP Security Bloggers daily or weekly […]

Crunching the Numbers – Too Many WordPress Vulnerabilities Can Only Mean Good Things

This article looks into how many vulnerabilities other popular web software has had when compared to WordPress to try and compare if WordPress’ reputation as a very insecure web application is true or not.