Security

How to Know If Malware is Infecting Your WordPress Site

Guest Post by Ankit Pahuja Do you know what happens when somebody hacks your WordPress site and infects it with malicious code (aka, malware)? Usually, when hackers infect your site with malware, there’ll be subtle signs to indicate that something’s wrong. From abnormal spikes in website traffic to customer complaints about external redirects or pop-up […]

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How to Easily Crush Hackers Harder with this Security Plugin

Part II of how to install and set up the All in One WP Security & Firewall plugin. Part I (beginner/basic instructions) is here – you should review it before moving on to this tutorial. Intermediate Settings If you have the expertise, there’s lots more you can do. I’ll go through the next set of 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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