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Locked Out Of WordPress?

πŸ” Locked Out Of WordPress? – WPQuickies

By Wil / July 5, 2021

In this lunchtime WPQuickies, I’ll run through some ways to get back into WordPress if you find yourself locked out. πŸ”

Remember to use these tips only in “White Hat” mode!

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Setting Up Wordfence For WordPress - WPQuickies

Setting Up Wordfence – WPQuickes

By Wil / June 28, 2021

In this lunchtime WPQuickies, I’ll run through how to set up Wordfence properly for your WordPress website.

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Why Simple Character Substitution for Passwords is Now a Pile of 5h1t

By Wil / August 12, 2017

Password management guru Bill Burr says we’re all doing passwords wrongly. He regrets his advice of 15 years ago. Find out why?

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WordPress REST API Vulnerability

By Wil / February 11, 2017

A vulnerability in the WordPress REST API is being exploited by hackers to deface and remote execute scripts on sites running WordPress 4.7 adn 4.7.1. The issue has been fixed in version 4.7.2.

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WordPress Security: Nulled Scripts & CryptoPHP Infection

By Wil / November 22, 2014

There’s new malware out there targeting WordPress, Joomla and Drupal sites. Nulled scripts with CryptoPHP malware. Read all about it and how to secure your site against it.

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WordPress 4.0.1 Critical Update

By Wil / November 22, 2014

WordPress has released 4.0.1 as a security update addressing issues with the CMS core. This is a critical update so upgrade today.

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WordPress Security with OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability & JetPack

By Wil / April 11, 2014

WordPress security double whammy! Open SSL Heartbleed vulnerability and exploits in the JetPack plugin. Read how to fix the problems & secure your website.

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WordPress Security Best Practices

WordPress Security Best Practices

By Wil / October 1, 2013

Slides from the WordPress Sydney meetup group talk on WordPress Security Best Practices.

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WordPress Websites Under Attack!

By Wil / April 16, 2013

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen a huge increase in attacks on WordPress websites from automated bot-nets. The “brute-force” attack is on-going and many hosting providers are having to put measures in place to mitigate any potential breaches.

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Removing the WordPress Version Number

By Wil / December 1, 2012

Displaying the WordPress version number in your website’s source code may help hackers target exploits. Remove it today!

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Force WordPress to use SSL

By Wil / November 27, 2012

Sometimes you need a high level of security for your WordPress website. Did you know you can force WordPress to use SSL?

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Remove Helpful Info on WordPress Login Screen

By Wil / November 24, 2012

WordPress can sometimes be over helpful such as telling you either your username or password was incorrect at login. Here’s how to remove that info.

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