Category Tech

5 WordPress Weaknesses

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The folks at WPSec recently published a post titled “Are WordPress Websites Really That Vulnerable?” It’s a common misconception that WordPress is an insecure platform because there are regular reports of vulnerabilities that can cause a website to be hacked…

Not a controlled burn

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Last month, a datacenter in France owned by OVH went up in flames. It was a destructive burn and they lost a lot of servers. This isn’t common, but it happened and millions of businesses were affected by it. While…

What is injected spam?

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One of the things we scan for with our security checkups is injected spam. This is code that results from a hacker adding spam links or text to your site’s pages. The injected content is almost always unrelated to your…

How to avoid a site takeover

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In short, keep the software up-to-date. Every so often, a headline will get people all worked up about WordPress, decrying its security and declaring it to be awful. One of these headlines hit the internets last week… WordPress plugin exploit…

WordPress plugin versioning

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One of the crucial parts of WordPress maintenance is making sure the software on websites is up to date. This can seem counter-intuitive if you have a “don’t fix it if it ain’t broke” mindset, but that’s dangerous on the…

Login (in)security: SMS 2FA?

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My wife gets annoyed at two-factor authentication (2FA). You know, that extra step of typing in a code after you type in your password? It’s a smart security feature and you should use it. Even if it’s annoying. That said,…