Last Updated on September 20, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. WordPress sites are often under attack within the first hour of going public. There are steps that you should take to protect your site.
Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
A standard installation of WordPress works, but it lacks many features that are needed for even a basic site including critical security features. For any feature that you wish to add, there are usually one or more plugins that will accomplish the task. Plugins are a matter of your needs and personal taste.
Last Updated on August 17, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
Many small business networks are horrendously insecure. One insecure component can devastate your business
The following is a basic list of things that you should do to secure your network.
Last Updated on January 19, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
I woke up this morning to see that some of my sites were a bit slow to respond. Shortly after, I was getting a resource limit message from my host when trying to get to the front or back ends of any of the WordPress sites. I checked cPanel and my resources were maxed out.
If you have a blog or site and want to brand your name, the WordPress author feature can help tremendously. I made a simple change to my four WordPress sites and the Google Search Results changed dramatically overnight.
I was using WPS Hide Admin to hide the login URL of my WordPress sites. That is a critical tool in preventing Brute force attacks. After migrating the sites to HTTPS, WPS Hide Login was not longer working. I found a simple solution to the problem.
Last Updated on December 18, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla
One of my WordPress sites came under a determined brute force password attack. The amount of traffic brought down the other sites on my shared hosting. I added the IP Geoblock and WPS Hide Logins. I also tweaked the settings for Wordfence. The number of brute force attacks dropped dramatically.
Last Updated on December 11, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla
There has been an increase in the number of Pharma Hacks on Joomla sites.
Many of the hosting companies are scanning their user’s sites and sending notices if the Joomla install is not up to the latest version. They are threatening to take the sites down if the updates aren’t done.
Last Updated on December 1, 2019 by Christopher G Mendla
I noticed that several of our Joomla sites would slow down significantly. Looking at the access log showed one IP address with numerous GET and POSTs such as
We have been using the Adminexile extension for Joomla. This is a tool to stop brute force attacks against the Admin account on the back end.