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.

Best Two-Factor Authentication Plugins for WordPress

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) or Two-Step Verification is an additional layer of security you add to your WordPress login pages. With 2FA it is virtually impossible for attackers to hijack your WordPress user, even if they guess the password. Two-factor authentication is also good to help mitigate WordPress brute force attacks. If you are interested in […]

Interview with Julio Potier, Developer of SecuPress

Julio Potier is the developer behind SecuPress, the WordPress plugin that makes it possible to easily secure your WordPress websites and blogs. Julio is based in France and is very active in the WordPress security scene. He is also a security consultant and teaches developers to write more secure code through his lecture and audits […]

A WordPress Digital Nomad’s Must Have – Personal VPN

WordPress has allowed many to break away from their nine to five jobs and start their own business venture, and live the digital nomad life. Being location independent and travelling around the world while still able to make money is certainly possible nowadays, especially with the adaptation of the internet and Wi-Fi in all cafes, […]

Inteview with BlogVault CEO Akshat Choudhary

During this interview Akshat explains what happened during the BlogVault security incident, how he and his team found out about it, its aftermath, and how did the public react to their announcements and transparent approach. A lot of noise is made when a popular WordPress website or service is hacked, but not much is done to […]

March 2017 WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes Vulnerabilities Roundup

Overview of WordPress Vulnerabilities Published in March 2017 March was a very busy month in terms of published advisories. A security update of WordPress was released, WordPress 4.7.3, and more than 40 WordPress plugin vulnerability advisories were published. The majority of them are from the Summer of Pwnage project, which were identified last year but released […]

Top Five WordPress Users Management Guidelines

User management is a difficult task and it is a webmasters’ and systems administrators’ nightmare. If not done properly, it can lead to a number of security issues. For example there have been cases where employees still had access to confidential business data, months and sometimes even years after leaving their job. These type of user management […]

February 2017 WordPress Core, Plugins & Themes Vulnerabilities Roundup

In this second monthly roundup of WordPress core, plugins and themes reported vulnerabilities for 2017 we had just a few vulnerabilities. Are things getting better? I’d like to hope so but it seems it is not the case. Just read the developer’s response to the security issue that was reported in his premium WordPress theme […]

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 […]