Block 4: Security

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WordPress Security, Malware, Bad Plugins and Careless Theme Designers

According to Gizmodo, a Russian malware bug called SoakSoak has hit 100,000 WordPress sites in one day. It infects the sites with malware, which they then spread to visitors. It’s just one example of what happens when you practice lousy WordPress security. Google has shut down over 11,000 infected domains, but that’s a drop in …

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WordPress Security: How to Switch to a Safer Username

Recently there’s been a lot of news about hackers attempting to get into WordPress websites. In this particular set of hacking attempts, the bad guys are going after sites where the username is Admin. Using Admin is like leaving your front door wide open, with a plate of cookies and a pitcher of milk set …

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WordPress Security: How to Protect Your Site from Hackers

WordPress Tutorial #9 In Tutorial #5 you learned how to protect your WordPress website from spammers. But we can’t discuss WordPress security without talking about the real bad guys — hackers. WordPress is the most popular platform for website building. Unfortunately, its popularity also makes it a target. That’s why you need hacker protection. Hackers …

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WordPress Security: How to Protect against Spammers with Akismet

WordPress Tutorial #5 There are two types of bad guys you need to protect your WordPress site from: spammers and hackers. Proper WordPress security includes both. Spammers are at best a nuisance. At worst they can open the way for serious site problems. Fortunately it’s not too difficult to thwart them. Your First Line of …

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