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Protect your WordPress from Mass Brute Force Attacks

April 17, 2013 - 10:55 am | No Comment

Last week a sophisticated botnet that targets and launches brute force attacks against WordPress blogs and websites has been detected. Some WordPress hosting providers suffered downtime, security experts are exploiting this opportunity to sell their WordPress security services and thousands of WordPress sites have been hacked. The botnet is launching a mass brute force attack [...]

“Social Media Widget” Adds New Undocumented Feature – Spam Injection

April 10, 2013 - 5:14 pm | 2 Comments

WordPress.com have removed the rather popular Social Medial Widget (nearly a million downloads) from the plugin repository. The most recent version of the plugin was found to be injecting spam messages with the social media icons on the sites using the plugin. It seems that that original author has sold the plugin for an undisclosed [...]

Improving WordPress Security

March 8, 2013 - 8:43 am | No Comment

It is well known that WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS) on the World Wide Web. Developed with PHP, and powered by mySQL databases, WordPress is used by an astonishing 8.5% of all websites. Web delivered malware and website cracking are becoming increasingly common. With such a large percentage of web content [...]

There’s no Guarantee of Security

January 23, 2013 - 3:01 pm | No Comment

When it comes to the web, there’s never a guarantee of complete security. In fact, a clean bill of health doesn’t mean you truly have a clean bill of health. Similar to how a blood test or MRI scan cannot possibly find all health-related problems in our bodies, there’s no true way to find every [...]

Protect Young Entrepreneur Start-up Business Websites with WebsiteDefender

January 16, 2013 - 2:28 pm | No Comment

Young entrepreneurs in England looking to finance a new business should investigate the UK government’s Start-Up Loans program. Previously available only to people between the ages of 18 and 24 living in Britain, the government recently increased the age limit for applicants to 30. Start-Up loans are available to anyone in the UK with a [...]

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