No matter how large or small your site is, or what niche it occupies, it’s likely to be the target for at least a few attacks over its lifespan. Protecting it is essential if you want to avoid losing data or seeing part of your site break. This means putting some careful thought into your site’s security provision. Many WordPress users simply install a single security plugin and think that’s enough to prevent malicious attacks. However, your site’s security plan should be a little more complex. There are actually three main areas you’ll need to focus on if you want […]
Are you familiar with the hypothesis ‘there’s safety in numbers’? It’s the idea that by being part of a large group, an individual is less likely to be the victim of a bad event. Well, when it comes to internet security, the WordPress community has definitely proven this concept to be true. The robust community built around the open-source platform WordPress has cultivated a knowledgeable, caring, and secure environment. Wednesday at the WordPress San Francisco Meetup, Brennen Byrne (CEO and co-founder of Clef) addressed this idea head on, when he gave a presentation on how the WordPress community is building […]
Nowadays, if your WordPress security approach is passive you are inadvertently playing with fire. All your hard work could turn to dust in the blink of an eye with just one security attack. As a website development tool, WordPress plugins are popular for a great number of reasons. They extend a website’s functionality and flexibility. However, they can also be a route for malicious attackers to reach your site. If a plugin isn’t updated properly, it can leave a door right open, making you vulnerable. Adding certain security improvements are definitely not a waste of time. You will be assured […]
After reading Wordfence’s great articles about the rise of “supply chain attacks” in WordPress plugins, I’ve decided to try using the term as often as possible in everyday conversation.
Security is always on the minds of Internet users, and it should be. The idea of having your livelihood affected by someone gaining access to your site is understandably terrifying. There are ways to keep prying eyes at bay and secure your site. Of course, you should make sure you have a secure username and password, and that your site is always up to date. If you’ve done all of this and you’re still worried, there is always more you can do. This roundup will help you keep your site secure and prevent any problems from arising in the future. Whether […]