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Beware Of Phishing

According to wikipedia: “phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information”. I had previously many instances of phishing that happened to come through my email. The sender simply asked me to click on a link to update my Payal account. I always look at the URL of the link in the […]

Using your laptop in public could be risky, especially when you type passwords, check your bank, credit card account or type any sensitive information. I read about a study from a security research that shows keyboards were not safe when transmitting information. The study was conducted in Switzerland (School of Computer and Communication Sciences at […]

I updated my ebook over the weekend by adding a couple more chapters and feedback received from previous readers. In every wordpress release of the software, functionality is added to better secure it. However there are steps you need to take in order for your installation to be  more secure. Steps as tightening permissions, naming […]

WordPress 2.6 introduced a new security feature for handling SSL, however it seems to be still buggy. By adding a simple command to your config.php file to force SSL when loging in, should force the software to use SSL. I wasn’t able to get it working, and found out that wordpress SSL implementation will still […]

Last night I read a post about security issues that one site owner experienced. This one is an interesting read. I recommend you to take a look. Storagemojo is a wordpress powered site owned by Robin Harris. It was hacked not long ago and he describes his painful ordeal to restoring it back to normal.

“Highly critical” flaw in WordPress Secure Computing, Australia –Apr 28, 2008 An announcement of a flaw in WordPress 2.x rated “highly critical” was posted on the Secunia blog today. The vulnerability allows a security bypass that … More: continued here

You might have noticed from your dashboard that WordPress released yesterday 2.5.1 which they say has a “very important security fix”. They haven’t disclosed exactly what the fix is about. If you have already installed 2.5, then you better rush with upgrading to 2.5.1. I personally didn’t install 2.5 yet, because I tested with it […]

I am pleased to announce my first E-Book, that I am offering to anyone interested in building a secure WordPress site. This E-Book will cover points that are overlooked by many, who install WordPress scripts, yet most of the points discussed are crucial for the security of your site. E-book format: I created this E-Book […]

If you allow users to register to your WordPress site, then I would suggest you to look at the “Roles Manager Plugin” WordPress Version 2.0 introduced the concept of Roles. Each Role has a set of permissions or is allowed to perform a set of tasks called Capabilities. If you allow anyone to register to […]

Most online Americans view online shopping as a way to save time and a convenient means to buy products. But most also feel uncomfortable about sending personal or credit card information over the internet, according to a Pew Internet Project survey, writes MarketingCharts. 78% agree that shopping online is convenient, however 75% do not like […]

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