Security

11 Tips to Prevent Customer Data Breaches

Security has been top of mind for IT leaders following the rash of major data breaches in 2017. If those breaches weren't enough to get your attention, maybe this will: Gartner has predicted that worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach $86.4 billion this year. And in 2018, spending is expected to grow to $93 billion. In many cases the best defense is good offense, and with...

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A Complete Guide to WordPress Password Security

I know I talk a lot about how it’s your responsibility to ensure that your WordPress websites are secure. (Because it is.) That said, there are instances where you have very little control over the vulnerabilities that other users introduce to the site. Specifically, I’m referring to users who don’t abide by smart and safe password practices. To be fair, think about how many names, numbers, birthdays, addresses, facts, workflows, and...

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Is WordPress Safe for eCommerce Websites?

WordPress is not inherently built for eCommerce. In order to sell anything on your website, you need to use a theme and a series of plugins in order to tap into that functionality (or you need to code it all from scratch). But just because WordPress on its own is not eCommerce-ready doesn’t make it any less of a good (or smart) choice to build your online store with. That said,...

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WordPress 4.9.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.9.1 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.9 and earlier are affected by four security issues which could potentially be exploited as part of a multi-vector attack. As part of the core team's ongoing commitment to security hardening, the following fixes have been implemented in 4.9.1: Use a properly generated...

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Ultimate Guide to the 60 Best Security Resources for WordPress

WordPress security. Oh boy, you just can’t get enough, can you? Luckily, today isn’t about teaching you something new about WordPress security. We already know what the platform’s weaknesses are and how to protect our sites from outside threats. Nope, today’s guide is going to delve into the 60 best security resources for WordPress. You can read through all of them today or you can bookmark and have them at the...

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7 Best WordPress Backup Plugins of 2017 Compared (Pros and Cons)

Let’s say disaster strikes your website. You could get in touch with your hosting company if your plan includes regular backups. But it might not be enough. Think about it: Your site goes down because a bad or incompatible plugin or theme broke it when you made the latest update. Your site goes offline and you lose access because a hacker installed ransomware on it and is now demanding payment. Your site goes down...

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9 IoT Problems to Add to Your Security Worries

Security isn't the only issue the IoT poses. Here are nine other issues to keep you up at night PHOTO: pixel2013 on pixabay Along with the wealth of opportunities the Internet of Things (IoT) promises, it also introduces a wealth of headaches.  While security issues usually top the list of concerns for enterprises entering the world of IoT, it is by no means the only problem IoT...

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17 Best WordPress Security Plugins to Keep Your Site Secure

There are a number of ways in which your site could become the victim of a security breach. Unsupported and outdated plugins and themes are one way. Weak password rules and unfettered access to WordPress is another. Hackers could also get in through your hosting server. And on and on the possibilities go. Needless to say, having a laser-eye focus on security is of the utmost importance when you’re a web...

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WordPress 4.8.3 Security Release

WordPress 4.8.3 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.8.2 and earlier are affected by an issue where $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability....

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WordPress 4.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 4.8.2 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.8.1 and earlier are affected by these security issues: $wpdb->prepare() can create unexpected and unsafe queries leading to potential SQL injection (SQLi). WordPress core is not directly vulnerable to this issue, but we’ve added hardening to prevent plugins and themes from accidentally causing a vulnerability. Reported by...

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