WordPress Security Blog

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 […]

How Does A VPN Work?

In recent years Virtual Private Networks (VPN) have become increasingly popular with both business and home users. And it’s reasonable to assert that this interest in VPN solutions has been amplified by the various security and privacy issues that have been highlighted in the mass media. Yet many people, even those who use VPNs on […]

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 […]

Automated WordPress Security & Protection with Sucuri

WordPress security is easy, when you have the right automated tools. When I started using WordPress I did all the site hardening myself, manually. WordPress security hardening is not difficult, especially if you have a background in web application security. You can also find quite a few checklists online and follow if you are new […]

DNS for WordPress Admins – Domains, Registrars & DNS Records

Many WordPress site admins only deal with DNS once every blue moon. Mainly when buying a new domain, setting up a new website, and migrating to a new web host. However, since DNS is the core of the internet, and a small mistake in the DNS records can result in visitors not being able to […]

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 […]

Email Security: How Basic Frameworks Help WordPress Site Owners

Across nations and industries, one technology has been sharing countless secrets for well over two decades. Yes, despite the rise of social media, messaging apps and project management tools, email remains the de facto number one online communication channel — but it’s also a source of much concern when it comes to security. When you […]

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 […]