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WordPress Security: Logs

We should look through our logs from time to time to look for suspicious activity. Looking for password cracking attempts is easy because it will normally show in your log lots of times in a section of the log. For example, here is a screen shot of what a wordlist […]

WordPress Security: How to Update

WordPress, like any other web application, needs to be updated. The reasons not only include access to more features, but fixes to security holes. An unpatched WordPress install can be very vulnerable to security attacks. You can tell when a update is available by checking the administrator dashboard. If a […]

Security: Phishing and Scams

In this article we are going to be talking about two topics, phishing and scams. Phishing We will cover what it is, how it works, and what you can do to avoid it. What Phishing at its simplest nature is a scam site used to take something – normally passwords […]

Security Overview

In the series of articles at the links below, we will be talking about the dos and don’ts of security on the internet. In this day and age, almost everything we do is linked to the internet in some form or another. While this is great for convenience and communication, […]

Security: Why You Should Use A Strong Password

Passwords, we all use them; they are a part of our everyday life. Passwords are one of the most private pieces of information that we have. Unfortunately, there is and always will be people out there with bad intentions. These people are always on the lookout for people with weak […]

Security: What Is Social Engineering?

Social Engineering in the security sense is trying to get private or confidential information by taking advantage of human nature and trust. This is done by taking public information (normally posted on social networking site) and using it to manipulate people into giving them, or taking, the information they want. […]

Security: Tips on securing your account

Below we have listed common ways to help secure your account: 1. Ensure all of your web applications (WordPress, Joomla, Etc) are up to date 2. Check your computer for viruses 3. Change your password to something at least 8 characters in length with both uppercase and lowercase characters. You should […]

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