Enforcing Stronger Passwords in WordPress

Enforcing Stronger Passwords in WordPress

One area of security many WordPress users don't think about is enforcing stronger passwords in WordPress which can reduce the risk of your WordPress blog or user accounts becoming compromised. If you happen to allow users to register for your WordPress blog you will find out that WordPress doesn't have any password strength requirements built in by default.  It shows…

WordPress Security: Can Security Ninja Keep Your Site Safe?

WordPress Security: Can Security Ninja Keep Your Site Safe?

There aren't many WordPress users who don't understand the importance of security. However, that understanding does not always lead to action. All too often, people only take steps to boost the security of their WordPress site after they have been victims of a breach -- at which point, the damage has already been done. With that in mind, I welcome any plugin…

WordPress 3.1.3: Security Update Released

A new update to WordPress was released today (WordPress 3.1.3) which is a security update for all the previous versions and it contains several fixes and enhancements including the following: Security hardening Taxonomy query hardening The prevention of sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects File upload security improvement on hosts with "dangerous" security settings Cleans up…

20+1 WordPress Security Tips

20+1 WordPress Security Tips

I recently wrote a post about cleaning up your hacked wordpress site and wanted to follow up with a quick post on how to actually prevent your site from getting hacked. The order I chose for releasing the posts seems a bit silly. Of course you would want to prevent hackers first, however, most people don't even think about hack-proofing…