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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
A standard installation of WordPress works, but it lacks many features that are needed for even a basic site. 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.Continue reading
Many small business networks are horrendously insecure.
The following is a basic list of things that you should do to secure your network.
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Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Many windows servers and desktops run RDP to allow users to remote into the machine (Remote Desktop Protocol).Continue reading
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.Continue reading