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Enhancing WordPress security with two-factor authentication plugins

Enhancing WordPress security with two-factor authentication plugins
After a recent security issue with couple of popular WordPress plugins, we are again reminded that hackers never sleep and we should not forget to additionally protect our precious sites with available technology. I found three plugins that add a second level of protection when logging into your WordPress blog, either through mobile apps, email, […]
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WordPress Security Links

WordPress Security links: WordPress Security Whitepaper Mod Security and WordPress WordPress Security Plugins: WordPress Firewall plugin WPIDS (PHPIDS port for WordPress) WordPress Antivirus
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Improving security in WordPress plugins using Nonces

Using a nonce (number used once)  is the best way to protect your plugin against a cross-site request forgery (CSRF) hacker-attack. Nonces are used on requests (saving options in admin, Ajax requests,  performing an action etc) and prevent unauthorized access by providing a secret 'key' and checking it each time the code is used. Nonces […]
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You Don’t Mess With Other Peoples Websites!

You Don’t Mess With Other Peoples Websites!
The moment in Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction", when John Travolta says "You just don't mess with other peoples cars" implying what he would do to a guy who did, shows exactly how I felt this morning when I found out about new hacking attack on my site. Discovering the threat First clue was a comment from […]
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Critique View on the Future of WordPress

WordPress is today by far the most widely spread blogging platform on the Internet. I am enjoying using WordPress since I made it my "weapon of choice" over Moveable Type and Drupal. I spent lot of time with WordPress and just love it. But that also gives me an opportunity to express some of my […]
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WordPress Security

Very, very hot topic as a wave of WordPress blogs get's hacked every day. I made a dedicated page dealing with this issue. Go to WordPress Security Notes . Those are quick notes of things to check.
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