Archive for the ‘ Security ’ Category

 

Protect your WordPress Login against Brute-Force Attack for customers with Linux VPS with Plesk

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For all of our customers that have Linux VPS with Plesk, below you can find how to further protect your WordPress site by creating an additional barrier to your wp-login page. 1. The first step is to create a user that will have access to your wp-login page. These login details are created in the [  Read More… ] 

Protect your WordPress Login against Brute-Force Attack for customers with WebsitePanel

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The solution described below (applies for all customers with WebsitePanel based hosting accounts) will provide you with an additional password for your wp-login page, thus increasing your defense against brute force attacks significantly. 1. Log in into your control panel 2. Create a FTP account that will be used mainly for access to WordPress. From [  Read More… ] 

Protect your WordPress Login against Brute-Force Attack

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The solution described below (applies for All cPanel based hosting accounts) will provide you with an additional password for your wp-login page – which would increase your defense against brute force attacks significantly. 1. Log in to your cPanel and find the icon ‘Password Protect Directories’ which you can find under your Security section 2. [  Read More… ] 

New cyber attack against WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and other web applications

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Date: April 14th, 2013 There is a new global brute-force attack on against ALL – WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal sites across the entire web hosting industry. All major, small, large, medium, hosting companies, and their clients are being impacted. This is by far one of the LARGEST and very effective Cyber Attacks in recent days. [  Read More… ] 

Brute-Force Attack security – what is it and how to protect my site?

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Brute-force attack is a way for someone to guess your account password by using a trial-error method. During a brute-force attack in a very short of time a high number of possible passwords are tried against your account. Brute-force attack methods are sophisticated in the sense that all possible combinations, of letters, numbers and special [  Read More… ] 

How to Change WordPress security keys (Salt) and why?

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The WP security keys (or so called Salt) are essential part of your WordPress security checklist. The ‘salt’ that the keys add to your password further protects it from hacking attempts by improving the encryption of the information stored in WP related cookies. These keys are so important that with the newer versions of WordPress [  Read More… ] 

Crucial Tips on Joomla! Security

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Joomla! is considered as one of the most powerful CMS platforms out there and as with every web application its security is essential. The folks from Joomla! have created an official article on Joomla! security which we encourage that you read thoroughly. In this blog post we made our own security check list – adding couple of [  Read More… ] 

How to prevent SQL injection?

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When creating a site its security should be in considered high in your priority list. A lot of people nowadays use free tools, weak passwords, and unsafe code. All this could easily result in your site being compromised, and all of your information being exposed or lost. In our series of articles, which we started [  Read More… ] 

How to select a good password

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A few days ago Splash Data published a list with the worst passwords where as expected you can find words such as ‘password’ , ‘123456’, ‘dragon’, ‘sunshine’, etc. As obvious as it might be not to set your password to  ‘password’, many people still do  – taking the chance of anyone guessing their passwords and [  Read More… ]