By now, every person running a WordPress site should be aware of the attack on the popular blogging platform. Continue reading
The default WordPress username is “admin”. Hackers know this and apparently the current wave of brute force attacks on WordPress installations around the world is using this knowledge to try and crack your login and take control of your site. In other words if you use the default “admin” username then the hacker only has half the equation to try and crack. Continue reading
If you havn’t heard already you should know that there is a very large scale brute force attack happening on WordPress installations around the world going on as we speak.
That Hostgator article has some good information and some instructions on securing your self hosted WordPress site so I encourage you to read it. Step 1: make sure your passwords are truly secure.
You can also check out our previous posts on basic WordPress Security.
WordPress powers over 70 million blogs. Being able to boast a number like that is pretty impressive, but it can also draw the wrong kind of attention as well.
You see, malicious hackers go after the low hanging fruit; basically the easiest targets they can find. Out of those 70+ million WordPress blogs you can guess that a large percentage of their owners have taken few steps, if any, to secure them. As a result they are vulnerable. Continue reading