The rise of WordPress, now more secure with Security plug-ins?

Popular website development platform WordPress is now used in over 25% of all of the world’s websites! This is an amazing feat for an open-source platform that was only born on May 27th 2003, the blink of an eye in web technology circles! It has now surpassed other favoured development platforms such as Joomla and Drupal but why is this? WordPress was initially created due to the need, at the time, for an elegant and well-architectured personal publishing system enabling bloggers to publish their own, or others guest blog content, for their own readership. Freely available WordPress themes and plug-ins So, the rise of the blogger was thus partly responsible for the initial creation and Launch of WordPress as a stable blogging platform! It also helped that it was based upon open source PHP and MySQL technology, licenced under GPL (GNU General Public License) back in the day, as it still is today. This all meant that developers could get their hand on the core WordPress software for free, only needing to pay for specific add-ons (known as plug-ins) where none were available for free. What’s more, many developers also pooled resources to provide not only free plug-ins but alsoClick Me For More Details… […]

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WordPress Security and Plug-ins detailed review

WordPress has become the world’s most popular website platform for blogs and generic websites. This is partly due to its flexibility and ease of use but one thing that often gets overlooked with new WordPress sites is security! Don’t leave securing your new WordPress website until the hackers come knocking! With the ever increasing attentions of cyber criminals and hackers, no website can really ever be said to be safe! To help you to make your website as secure as possible, let’s take a look at the basic security steps that should be taken and the security related plug-ins that are available within the ecosphere of WordPress. The major WordPress Security Vulnerabilities As with any website platform, potential security vulnerabilities are potentially rife in WordPress! Secure hosting, variable login pages, strong passwords are just the start. Here is a list of the major potential security issues:  Website hosting Server security vulnerabilities  Theme security within WordPress  Plug-in security within WordPress  Database security  Incorrect File permissions  Potential FTP vulnerabilities / Back doors  Lack of secure Encryption There is not a single plugin that covers all possible security holes with WordPress sites therefore effectively Managing WordPressClick Me For More Details… […]

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Tools to Perform Website Penetration Testing Yourself

When it comes to security online, we have pretty much seen what the lone wolf and the organized groups of hackers are capable of. And something tells me that we are beginning to see a burgeoning phenomenon which is only going to get worse with time. Fortunately for you, there are ways in which you can shield yourself from these unscrupulous attacks. Website penetration testing is a process in which website owners find out how strong their security protocols actually are. A penetration tool simulates a cyber attack in order to find weaknesses in a website, application, network or operating system. Keeping that in mind, the following are some of the best tools to carry out website penetration testing by yourself. Burp Suite Metasploit Angry IP Scanner Using these tools, you will be able to; Launch exploits and write your own modules. Test web applications for any signs of vulnerabilities. Crack passwords and keys of wireless networks. Bypass antiviruses. Automate social-engineering attacks. You might even write your own exploits to push your security protocol to the limit. The aforementioned tools are great resources for penetration testing. The only difference is, you will be cracking and not hacking your system. IfClick Me For More Details… […]

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The Benefits of Website Penetration Testing

What is Penetration Testing? This is a method used to assess how secure a website or network is, by simulating an attack on it. The test comprehensively reveals the vulnerabilities and the strengths of the website or network. This allows the owner to efficiently utilize security resources in the areas where they are needed the most. Benefits Can save reputation of the company It is a common practice for businesses to maintain customer data, and if the security of their network or website is compromised; huge quantities of customer details could be accessed and manipulated. This could consequently ruin the reputation of a good company. Even just one incident in years could ruin the reputation built over a life time. Penetration testing allows companies to be aware of the potential threat and flaws in their system, and gives them a better chance of avoiding such problems. Foreseeability Once a company faces a security breach, the effects can be debilitating on the revenue and productivity of the business. Penetration testing allows the enterprise to foresee the security flaws that could cause a breach and identify the risks beforehand. Accuracy People often inquire on the need to get penetration testing. They suggestClick Me For More Details… […]

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