Which WordPress Security Plugin Should You Use?

Which WordPress Security Plugin Should You Use?

Introduction Everyone agrees that securing your WordPress sites is essential, but there are a bewildering array of options. Last week I was chatting with Michael Edwin and Nelson Therrien of the Dynamic WordPress group about the security plugins we’ve used and our thoughts about them. This seemed like it would be a useful topic so…

Protect Your WordPress Site From Malicious Threats With BBQ Firewall

Protect Your WordPress Site From Malicious Threats With BBQ Firewall

Almost as soon as you install a new WordPress site malicious bots begin scanning it for vulnerabilities. Over the years hackers have built up long lists of web vulnerabilities that they can use to compromise a site. They create bots than scan your site by running through that long list looking for weaknesses. We all…

WebARX Full Walkthrough and Review

WebARX Full Walkthrough and Review

Introduction WordPress powers more than a third of all websites and is a popular target for hackers.  Hackers begin scanning and probing for vulnerabilities within minutes of a new website going online.  It is essential that your websites be protected.  WebARX is the first plugin I install after installing WordPress.  With a good security plugin…

The Site Builder Guide to WordPress Security

The Site Builder Guide to WordPress Security

Introduction WordPress powers more than a third of all websites and is a popular target for hackers.  Hackers start scanning and probing for vulnerabilities within minutes of a new website going online.  It is essential that your websites be protected.  The first thing I do when after installing WordPress is install a security plugin.  With…

The Number One Rule of Website Security

The Number One Rule of Website Security

In case you haven’t noticed, the zombie apocalypse is well underway.  Unattended WordPress websites have been taken over by malicious actors who control botnet gangs that suck the life from their visitors and other blogs.  Zombie sites are used for denial of service attacks on other sites, show unwanted advertisements, and attempt to drop virus…