Applying the principle of least privilege for improved WordPress security
Even though the principle of least privileges is very popular in the IT security industry, many WordPress users still do not apply this principle because “things do not work out of the box”. Though by applying it you can improve the security of your WordPress blogs and websites.
WordPress PCI compliance for e-commerce & business sites
If you have an e-commerce or business WordPress site, most probably you’ve already heard of PCI DSS and PCI compliance. 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 […]
Hardening PHP for WordPress
WordPress runs on PHP, and is a core component to pay attention to when hardening your WordPress site. This article will cover some of the most common, low-hanging fruit you can address when it comes to PHP security for WordPress. Heads up – Be careful when making changes to your PHP settings. Incorrect settings and […]
PCI compliance and WooCommerce – All you need to know
Whether you’re building, maintaining, or operating an eCommerce website, you need to be aware of your security responsibilities. Luckily, there are standards and regulations that can help you keep online stores, such as those built with WooCommerce, safe and secure. The most notable among these is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Do […]
Handling WordPress failed login attempts on your site
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.
Can your WordPress website users damage your business?
Can your employees be a threat? Yes, quite possibly, but in the main unwittingly. I wrote recently on the statistics which highlight the biggest source of WordPress vulnerabilities. However, another sizeable constituent part of your infrastructure is equally vulnerable, if not more so, and which we all too often overlook – our users – who […]
WordPress security & hardening, the definitive guide
WordPress is massively popular. Around every one in five sites on the Internet uses WordPress in some form. Be that to run a humble blog, or a multi-site Content Management System (CMS) or e-commerce site. As a result, it is no surprise that WordPress websites are a very popular target for both experienced hackers and […]
Hacking WordPress websites & stealing WordPress passwords
A detailed explanation of how attackers use Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) to hack WordPress websites and login credentials. This article is for educational purposes only. Like any other web application with a login form, WordPress submits your username and password in an HTTP request when logging in. By default, HTTP is not an encrypted protocol. That means […]
5 best WordPress security plugins for complete site security
Your WordPress site’s security should be one of your top concerns as a webmaster. However, there’s no such thing as a ‘set and forget’ approach with security. In actual fact, your security arrangements should form part of a never-ending process. You need to continually harden, monitor, improve, and test your WordPress security arrangements. When it […]
Statistics highlight the biggest source of WordPress vulnerabilities
WordPress vulnerabilities statistics show that the main source of WordPress vulnerabilities are in WordPress plugins. These vulnerabilities statistics also show how important it is to always run the latest version of WordPress core, plugins and themes.