Category Archives: Security

Install these WordPress Plugins – Backend Management Edition

WordPress is the most popular CMS in use. We did the research for you and presented plugins that help enhance security and user experience in the past few weeks. Today, we take a look at WordPress plugins which will help you manage your WordPress back end with one click. Install these WordPress plugins for one click backend management. They not only make your life easy but ensure continuity.

Improve search engine rankings with Yoast: Once in a while we see a product that transcends the boundaries between beginners and experts, software like WordPress. Yoast fits that description perfectly in making it easy for anyone to optimize their blog for search engines. It is great at

 

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Top 10 WordPress Security Plugins

WordPress offers a lot of great features including security measures to make your life easy for managing a website, but you have to also make some extra efforts to ensure your data remains protected. However, you must still backup the WordPress security plugins you use and follow all the WordPress security tips that can’t be automated by these WordPress security plugins.

Following up on our previous post on WordPress security tips, we dug deeper and found certain WordPress security plugins that can automate most security fixes for you. Here we go:

 

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Top 7 Security Tips and Tweaks for WordPress

WordPress is a great CMS, we use it for this blog! It is the most popular CMS platform in use on the Internet today. People use it for blogs, websites and eCommerce as well as other purposes. When a software is this popular, it attracts positive and negative attention. A website that uses WordPress as its CMS has to make sure it takes measures to implement basic security. Relying completely on WordPress to provide security can be dangerous and lead to a hacked website. While managed WordPress hosting is a great idea to let the service provider handle the updates and basic security, there are a few things you can do to protect your website. Today, we’ve put together the top 7 security tips and tweaks for WordPress based blogs, websites and eCommerce sites.

 

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Here Are The Basics Of Protecting Your Dedicated Server From DDoS Attacks

DDoS attacks are capable of taking a website down in minutes. They can also considerably reduce the capacity of a network or a datacenter. DDoS protection scripts, firewall software and other traditional prevention systems are not likely to be able to hold for long. DDoS protection exists but it can be expensive as it’s an additional cost which is more or less similar to insurance. DDoS scripts can scan the web for servers with known vulnerabilities and exploit them. Even though most servers can’t be completely prepared to prevent DDoS attacks, you can take some measures to minimize the risks. We have put together some tips to help you get the basics out of the way.

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Types Of Security To Protect A Dedicated Server From DDoS Attack

A dedicated server exists to serve a company’s employees, clients or visitors and its worst nightmare is a DDoS attack. A DDoS attack doesn’t paralyze the server, it stops everyone else from accessing it. Hypothetically, if a dedicated server can handle 100 visitors in a minute, an attacker has to send only 100 requests per minute to deny legitimate users access to the server. The perpetrator of a DDoS attack may target a web server to damage the brand it is serving, for activism, etc. or simply because they didn’t have anything else to do! Unfortunately, targeting a server for DDoS attack is quite easy.

 

These days DDoS attacks vary in size, technique and sophistication. However, since they serve the same purpose, you can secure your server by taking defensive measures to prepare it for an attack. Given that any server without adequate security measures is vulnerable to an attack, below we have listed the

 

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Sony Pictures Hacked: Massive Attack Paralysed The Company For At Least Two Days

Sony Pictures Hacked

Sony Picture Entertainment’s internal network was paralysed in a massive hack. The breach triggered in a complete shut down of all the systems. While employees resorted to using pen and paper, IT was unable to resolve the issue for two days.

 

According to Variety, after Sony Pictures Hacked, internal IT had to advised all its employees not to connect to corporate network or emails and to shut down their computers and to disconnect Wi-Fi on mobile devices. The hack did not impact Sony’s other divisions.
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HTTPS is vulnerable to the Poodle bug – Disable SSL 3.0 now!

Poodle bug

 

Web browser and server software are vulnerable to the Poodle bug. Attackers can exploit the framework of SSL 3.0 to intercept encrypted information and gain access to email, bank accounts, etc. It has been established that the vulnerability is so deeply rooted in SSL 3.0 that it cannot be fixed by a patch. All software like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer are vulnerable. The only solution to secure software that support it is to completely stop using SSL 3.0 and use TLS only.

 

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7 Simple Ways to Secure and Protect Your Privacy Online

When you are online, everything you do is tracked. Sometimes your activity is tracked by multiple companies who sell this information to other interested parties. Try pipl.com to check how many companies have your address, phone number, income etc. Your information is money for the good, the bad and they ugly. It can be used to sell products, target you in customized advertisements or steal from you.

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Google To Soon Favour HTTPS

You be used to seeing websites with the prefix HTTP and only when you are on a shopping cart or login area you will see HTTPS and if one some browsers this doesn’t display it will show as padlock. These are known as SSL Certificates and are widely used by websites processing sensitive information to encrypt the connections between themselves and their visitor’s computers.

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