More and more, I hear people blaming WordPress and/or hosting companies for their websites being compromised. Some have valid points and others have not taken the security measure necessary to protect themselves. But...who's responsible for your website's security? Ultimately, it's you! You own the … Read more about Who’s Responsible for Your WordPress Security?
WordPress Site Hacked – Ninoplas Base64 Virus
This week has been challenging for many self-hosted WordPress site owners. I've seen numerous posts all over the Internet of people plagued with the dreaded Ninoplas Base64 Virus. This virus isn't pretty. It attacks EVERY .php file on your server! If not removed properly, it will replicate itself … Read more about WordPress Site Hacked – Ninoplas Base64 Virus
Largest-ever U.S. Prison Sentence for the TJX Hacker. Is it Justice?
After reading the headlines about the TJX hacker being found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison on March 25, 2010, it didn't leave me with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Why? Because of whom he worked for, why he did it and how many more are out there. Albert Gonzalez, known as the "TJX Hacker," … Read more about Largest-ever U.S. Prison Sentence for the TJX Hacker. Is it Justice?
WordPress Security: 3 Useful Tips to Help Protect Your Blog
Securing your WordPress blog is the most important thing that you must do. Every day, WordPress sites are being hacked and injected with malicious code that could not only affect your website, but also other visitors as well. In addition, if the problem doesn't get resolved, it could result in your … Read more about WordPress Security: 3 Useful Tips to Help Protect Your Blog
WordPress Security Plugins: Half the Battle
You might think that installing a few WordPress security plugins does the entire job of protecting your site. Security plugins can help make your site safer (i.e. database backups, login lockouts). Most people don't realize that there's much more involved in order to protect a WordPress … Read more about WordPress Security Plugins: Half the Battle
Why You Need to Backup Your WordPress Blog and Database
When running any website, you want to do everything you can protect it. To start protecting your WordPress website, you should first make a backup of your WordPress database and your essential files (uploads, plugins, themes, etc.). And do backups regularly in case of an emergency. If you make … Read more about Why You Need to Backup Your WordPress Blog and Database
WordPress 2.9.2 Upgrade Security Fix
A security update for WordPress was released on February 15, 2010. Version 2.9.2 fixes a security vulnerability for WordPress versions 2.9 and 2.9.1. Why do I need to upgrade to WordPress? On December 18, 2009, WordPress had released Version 2.9 (Carmen). In this version, some great new features … Read more about WordPress 2.9.2 Upgrade Security Fix