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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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Website Technology Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

Website Technology Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

Beyond convenience, an obvious benefit of technology is that it enables us to be more productive and more responsive to customer needs. But this sword cuts another way: technology is not only becoming more difficult to manage, but more difficult to defend from the bad guys. The same is true of websites. Today’s websites rely […]

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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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Why WordPress is the Best Platform for Your Website

Why WordPress is the Best Platform for Your Website

WordPress is a popular content management system that is used to create feature-rich websites. Because it is built around open source standards, increasing levels of functionality can be added to your website through theme selection and plug-in software modules that also adhere to the standards. Of the major content management systems, WordPress is the platform […]

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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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