The news and updates from the WordPress ecosystem are always interesting. As March has come to an end let us have a look at the most significant news from the Community and find out all about the major security incidents. WordPress News, Updates and Releases Following the “Esmeralda” release which was a major core update, there is a new maintenance release scheduled to roll out in April. It is supposed to tackle bug issues. WordPress Security Vulnerabilities In the last two weeks of March some very significant Security issues were noted. Let us have a quick look at those. A … [Read more...] about March WordPress Security Updates, Releases and News – Volume 2
The bitter reality The reason why I decided to write this article is that many times our clients have found themselves in total despair and frustration when their WordPress site keeps getting hacked. Hacks such as the Japanese Keyword Hack or the Malware Redirect hack can break a WordPress site once. However, if you are not careful with your WordPress site, these hacks might reappear. Truth be told, the psychological and financial burden of a WordPress site that keeps getting hacked is massive and it can take a great toll on the user, the brand, the service. And those users who have gone through this experience multiple times, do … [Read more...] about Why does my WordPress site keep getting hacked?
There is nothing scarier than your WordPress site being compromised and you feel helpless not knowing what to do to protect your WordPress site from Hackers. It takes a toll on your business, your revenue, your brand’s reputation and you even lose your sleep over it. Since WordPress Security is always on our mind here is a useful list of the 20 steps you need to take to protect your WordPress site from Hackers. How can you prevent your WordPress site from keep getting hacked? Here is a useful top 20 list of all the things you need to do in order to strengthen your WordPress Site Security: 1. Use a secure WordPress Hosting … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your WordPress Site from Getting Hacked
Guess the default admin username for WordPress WordPress sites are often abused by bruteforce login attacks where hackers are trying to find the correct admin login details(usernames and passwords) in order to break into the WordPress Dashboard and start hacking the site traffic, files and database. One way to protect your WordPress site from these kinds of attacks is to change the default admin username to a random one. If you keep using the default admin username then you make things easier for bruteforce login attacks since they only have to find or guess the password part of the admin login details. As most of the things added on … [Read more...] about How to Change your WordPress Default Admin Username