Complete Security Management Plan for WordPress

Complete Security Management Plan for WordPress

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For some time, we have been offering a WordPress backup system designed to help you recover quickly and easily from the type of disasters often seen with websites. But how much better would it be if we could prevent one of the most insidious of those disasters in the first place? The WP Complete Security Management Plan is designed to help protect your WordPress installation from attack by hackers who destroy files, deface websites, or more subtly redirect traffic to your site from search engines and social networks to spam or malware sites controlled by the hackers. I recently had a client whose WordPress site was hacked. It was an attack that didn't deface the website in any visible way. What it did was redirect incoming links to the site…
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9 things you can do to secure your WordPress website

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WordPress is the most popular website CMS (Content Management System) in the world, currently powering over 71 million websites, 15.8% of all the site on the web and 53.8% of all sites using a CMS. That level of popularity is great, but also make WordPress a target for hackers and other online ne'er-do-wells. You can (and should) take steps to secure your WordPress installation and avoid the pain and expense of being hacked. Here are 9 ways you can better secure your WordPress website. (more…)
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The Old Browser Security Blues

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Updates, updates, updates. If you're like me, your computer is forever nagging you to update this or that program and it always seems to popup at an inopportune time. One thing that came up at WordPress Columbus yesterday is that with the coming version3.2 or WordPress, support for Internet Explorer (IE) v6 will be dropped. Dropping support for IE 7 is in the works for a future upgrade. Why? At this point, IE 6 and to a lesser degree IE 7 are older browsers that give web developers problems and lack features common to more modern browsers. There comes a point where supporting legacy applications is no longer viable. Sometimes updates get skipped. That wouldn't be that bad a thing except that some updates are designed to plug security holes…
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123456 or Just Hack Me

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The other day an article appeared in the Technology section of the New York Times dealing with passwords that are just too popular to be secure. In If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe, author Ashlee Vance states that back at the dawn of the web, the most popular password was 12345. Today, despite all the security warnings and millions of words written on the subject, the most popular password is 123456. That's right… fifteen years of experience and all we've done is add one digit. (more…)
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New WordPress videos posted

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Two new WordPress videos have been posted to the videos page at OrangeCat.com. Is Your WordPress Installation Up-to-Date? (3:22) takes a few minutes to show you how to determine if your WordPress blog is running the latest version. If not it shows you what to do about it. Although WordPress has been fairly bullet-proof through it's various versions, each new version introduces new features, fixes bugs and increases security over the previous version. The same can be said for plugins. Older versions of plugins could have security issues that have been addressed in later versions. In order to run the latest versions of a plugin, you may have to be running the latest version of WordPress as well. Having your WordPress website hacked could be more than just as inconvenience.…
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