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How to Improve the Security Posture of Your Website

How to Improve the Security Posture of Your Website

The amount of malicious activity on the Internet is growing despite the best efforts of security experts to foil it. When it comes to WordPress sites, attacks are launched across a wide variety of vectors. Whether outdated plugin code is to blame, or password reuse, or any number of other security flaws, no site owner […]

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How to Foil Brute Force Password Attacks

How to Foil Brute Force Password Attacks

WordPress administrators take note: According to Microsoft security researcher Ross Bevington, brute-force attackers focus primarily on guessing short passwords to gain entry into protected systems. He found that very few attacks involve access credentials comprised of long passwords, or passwords that use complex character combinations. These conclusions are the result of analysis of data collected […]

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A Web Application Firewall Provides Essential Protection

A Web Application Firewall Provides Essential Protection

A web application firewall is software that filters out malicious requests and content from your website, which protects your visitors from harm, as well as safeguards your intellectual property and the time and expense that went into developing your website. The firewall software resides on the same server as your website. Among the common types […]

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Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Do Not Let Employees Bring IoT Devices into Your Workplace

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are notorious for their lack of security features, making them attractive to hackers who can use them as soft access points to reach critical systems on the wider corporate network. In addition, these devices may be invisible to corporate IT administrators. For these reasons alone, companies should forbid employees from […]

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What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-factor authentication, or MFA, adds a second layer of security to your website. It requires an authorized user to not only enter their password, but also a second piece of information only they have access to. An account protected by MFA is virtually impossible to compromise. Even if an attacker somehow discovers your username and […]

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Easy Ways to Tell if Your Website Has Been Hacked

Easy Ways to Tell if Your Website Has Been Hacked

Even if you think you’ve done everything right, there’s always a chance your website will be hacked. If that occurs, the faster you find out and do something about it, the better off you and your visitors will be. An attacker with control of your website can do a lot of damage to your visitors, […]

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