One of the most popular content management systems (CMS) used in web design is WordPress. The open source CMS has a lot of things going for it. WordPress is free, easy to install, easy to use and it can be customized through themes and plugins. Unfortunately, popularity comes with a price. WordPress possesses a market share that makes it an ideal target for those seeking to distribute malware or gain access to your website. Vulnerabilities in web server software and outdated plugins or themes are common points of entry for attackers. Securing WordPress websites can save you and your clients a lot of headache in the future. Here are 5 tips to help boost your WordPress installation’s security.
Two factor authentication is a form of multi-factor authentication that requires two distinct forms of identification before a user is granted access to something.
If you would like to update your Windows programs manually but want to easily see which programs are outdated you can try FileHippo’s Update Checker.
To help secure your accounts when choosing a password include numbers and symbols such as (!@#$%^&*_+).
To help protect your computer from security threats it is imperative to keep your web browser updated. The third party plugins that your web browser uses also need to be updated to ensure that you are protected from vulnerabilities. Using Mozilla Plugin Check you can identify the browser plugins installed on your computer that are outdated.
Whether you are a new computer user or you have been using computers for years there is one program that no one wants – the computer virus. A computer virus is a malicious program that can cause all kind of havoc to an infected system such as deleting data and corrupting the operating system. As you can imagine this is a major inconvenience and can result in irrecoverable data loss. To protect yourself from this it is wise to always have an updated version of antivirus software installed on your computer.