Folks who have money and fame take special measures to protect themselves from the prying public. Site owners need to do the same thing to protect themselves from bad bot attacks and hackers too. Let me explain how and why you need to treat your site like a celebrity’s home.Read More
Following is an update to why I yanked VaultPress off my recommended list and why current users do not need to ship just yet.Read More
A new security issue has been found in the PHPMailer used to send emails from your WordPress site.
Following is a brief on the situation and what you need to do.
A sharp increase of bots wanting to break your WordPress login has been reported for Dec 2016. Here’s what you can do to protect your site.Read More
See how to configure my favorite brute force protection plugin, Login Lockdown. It is extremely lightweight and protects the front door of your site from hacker attacks.Read More
All websites have a master gatekeeper that provides the initial security for every type of site visitor, both human and bot. It also controls the redirection of traffic and tells browsers what to do with the data from your site. Discover all of the critical features in the .htaccess file and how having a good one improves your site security and performance.Read More
Nothing about site ownership is set it and forget it. My recommendations have changed considerably throughout 2015. With site audits, I’ve helped a lot of clients recover from following bad tech advice from gurus with groupies too. Here’s a quick checklist of what’s changed and my top recommendations to ensure your site is secure and performing at peak for the new year.Read More
You need to know that your site is free of malware and other hacked files. But can you trust a free scanner to get it right? See my test results of the top 6 popular malware scanners and what they detected on a known hacked site.Read More