The Best of WordPress Security

Why is WordPress a Popular Target for Hackers?

WordPress a popular target: WordPress is the most popular CMS in the world powering over 30% of the global websites. Whether it's a small business or a large enterprise, anyone who thinks of building a website will consider WordPress. And for good reason...

Pros and Cons of a Plugin-Based Firewall

Plugin-based firewall: We human are under protection from the moment we are born. We are clothed, kept under a shelter called home and if we grow up to become someone important we are given more layers of protection (like armed guards). Like a human being,...

What is Layered Defense for WordPress Websites?

Layered Defense: Earlier this week, we learned that a WordPress-based ticket distribution site was hacked. The hacker also stole and leaked details of customers and employees. This is not usual. Every few months, we learn of either a massive hack attempt...

Post-Cleanup Measures to Ensure Website Security

It’s not time to rest yet! Cleaning a WordPress site is only half the job! If you don’t have post-cleanup measures at place, hackers will return. Following a hack, one of the first things that hackers do is create backdoors so that they can keep returning...

How Your Choice of Theme Affects Website Security

Theme Affects Security of a Site: When I built my first WordPress (WP) site, I remember fiddling with many free themes. I tried out every free theme I got my hands on, designing and redesigning the website. Back then I had no idea that one has to be...

Website Hacked? Here’s a Guide to Fix it

Waking up to a hacked website is one of the most horrible experiences in life. One spends years on a website - publishing SEO friendly posts, designing the site, installing premium themes and plugins, etc. It hurts to find all those efforts squandered overnight. But...

How to Scan Malware and Backdoors of Your Site

Have you been experiencing these classic signs of a compromised WordPress? It’s possible that your site has been hacked. Typically a hacked website is infected with malware and backdoors by hackers. To fix this situation, we must first find this malware and backdoors...

How a Secure Website Protects Your Brand?

The internet is such a powerful medium of communication that brands no longer can ignore it if they mean to grow. From multinational companies to small businesses, everyone has a website that enables them to connect with their clients and even expand their reach....

5 Things to be Aware of Before Buying a Security Service

Are you dreading a hack attack any moment? With hundreds and thousands of WordPress sites becoming targets of hack attempts each year, the paranoia is justified. To combat this situation, there are several security solutions in the market who promise to protect and...

Why Cleaning of a Hacked Site Cannot Be Done Manually

A popular notion amongst many WordPress website owners is that a hacked site can be manually cleaned. This leads to a question: if hacked sites are easy to clean then why are there so many malware cleaning solutions available? Do site owners only use clean up services...

How Do I Remove Google Blacklist Warning on my Site?

Recover your site Quickly. There are few things worse than a blacklisted website. As with any security crisis, being prepared and knowing how to remedy the situation is your best bet.   If you are a website owner, a hacked website is absolutely...

IP Blocking: Boon or Bane of WordPress Security

We are rarely concerned about WordPress security until WordPress informs us that someone has repeatedly failed to gain access to our site. Sound familiar? It's called brute force attack - one of the most common tricks in a hacker's book. What they do is try to crack...

12 Most Common WordPress Security Myths Dispelled

With hack attacks gaining prominence over the years, WordPress security has become a much-discussed issue. WordPress currently supports over 60 million websites, thus concerns surrounding its security is understandable. But constant speculation has also lead to the...

Is WordPress a Secure Platform?

Worried about your WordPress site’s security? You are not alone. WordPress is the world’s preferred website building platform and it's targeted by hackers more than any other CMS. Case in point, back in 2017, a WordPress vulnerability enabled hackers to deface more...