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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htaccess files should not be used for security restrictions

According to Apache documentation: .htaccess files (or “distributed configuration files”) provide a way to make configuration changes on a per-directory basis. A file, containing one or more configuration directives, is placed in a particular document directory, and the directives apply to that directory, and all subdirectories thereof. Many PHP web applications use .htaccess files to restrict […]

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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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