Protect your WordPress from Mass Brute Force Attacks

Last week a sophisticated botnet that targets and launches brute force attacks against WordPress blogs and websites has been detected. Some WordPress hosting providers suffered downtime, security experts are exploiting this opportunity to sell their WordPress security services and thousands of WordPress sites have been hacked. The botnet is launching a mass brute force attack […]

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Improving WordPress Security

It is well known that WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the World Wide Web. Developed with PHP, and powered by mySQL databases, WordPress is used by an astonishing 8.5% of all websites. Web delivered malware and website cracking are becoming increasingly common. With such a large percentage of web content […]

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MasterCard Suffer Online Attack

The  multinational financial services corporation MasterCard has become one of the first hacking victims of 2013. The attack was performed by the Syrian Electronic Army who managed to submit a blog post with the title “Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army” after breaching the security of MasterCard’s website. According to Mohit Kumar, Founder of the thehackernews.com blog […]

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Have a Merry WordPress 3.5 Christmas! Make it Last All Year with Acunetix

The folks over at WordPress released WordPress 3.5 on 11 December. A veritable Christmas present for bloggers and developers, WordPress 3.5 is chock full of new features and improvements. The most dramatic improvement is a re-imagined flow for uploading photos and creating galleries. WordPress 3.5 also includes a new default theme, Twenty Twelve, which WordPress describes as […]

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Protect Your Website During National Blog Posting Month

On November 1st, MarketWire and other sites across the Internet announced National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), an annual ritual for dedicated bloggers. Blogger Eden Kennedy launched NaBloPoMo in 2006; the event has grown to include thousands of bloggers, and it’s now celebrated officially under the auspices of BlogHer, Inc. (www.blogher.com). NaBloPoMo generates themes and daily […]

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What's the Best Way to Find Web Security Flaws?

With all of the potential ways the bad guys can exploit websites (literally thousands), many people want to know what the best way is to actually uncover these flaws. Well, there’s no magic bullet answer, however, generally speaking Web flaws can be discovered in one of two ways: Poking and prodding the website using manual […]

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WordPress Users Roles

In a typical WordPress installation one can find a good number of users. Bloggers typically create new users on their blog to allow third party contributors to add blog posts, edit them, delete posts and to even activate or deactivate a plugin. These tasks are called Capabilities. However, many website owners do not wish to […]

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Reuters.com WordPress hacked. False Syria blog posts posted

On Friday 3rd August 2012 Reuters.com announced that it was a victim of a hack attack. Reuters.com blogging platform (WordPress) was compromised and attackers posted several fake news articles that were attributed to its reporters. Parent company of Reuters.com, Thomson-Reuters said that along with the false news articles an interview with the head of the […]

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Top 5 WordPress Issues and Vulnerabilities Exploited by Hackers

Since the end of 2004, the US National Vulnerability Database has recorded 389 types of WordPress issues and vulnerabilities. With more than 73 million websites, WordPress has become one of the most preferred exploitation destinations for hackers across the globe. While WordPress has been continuously releasing new versions that loop up the security holes, its […]

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Web Security Tip of the Week: Update to WordPress 3.3.2

Just recently, the WordPress development team released the latest and greatest version of the web platform – WordPress 3.3.2. It is always important that you update your WordPress installation to the latest version, as it addresses bug fixes and security issues reported in the previous versions. This WordPress update fixes numerous security flaws including two […]

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