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 WP (WordPress) Security

It is well known that WordPress (WP) 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 […]

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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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