How to Use a Password Service to Protect from a WordPress Security Breech

The solution to WordPress password security is to take advantage of one of the password services that will generate up to 50 characters of random gibberish. Then it will memorize that password for you so you don’t have to. Each website will have a new and unique password generated for it. So how does the password service keep all these preposterous passwords secure? Easy! You have a master password for the service. This must be something that you are going to be able to remember. It will […]

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Essential Tips to Keep Your WordPress Blog Secure

If you have a WordPress blog you need to be concerned with security just like you do with any website. Hackers are always looking for an opportunity to attack a site and your WordPress blog could be a target. Here are some essential tips to help keep your blog secure and hacker free. Hide your login error messages – Error login messages could provide hackers with ideas about whether they have figured out your username and password correctly or incorrectly. It is a good idea to hide […]

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WordPress Site and Dangerous Hackers

Hackers – they are everywhere – so when you hear about them out on the web looking to wreak havoc on your WordPress website, it’s not at an exaggeration by any strength of the imagination. Your WordPress blog and every other website on the internet are at risk if some safety precautions are not put into place. Malicious hackers have taken down big corporations like PayPal, banks, the US Government, and the list goes on. If they can be hacked, you are probably thinking you don’t have […]

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Say No to WordPress Hackers With Better Security

You may have already heard rumblings about the bots attacking WordPress. Bottom line is that every website is at risk and WordPress is no different. It’s important for you to do your part to create a higher degree of security, because you see if everyone else does and you do not, then you become the weak link where hackers can access all the WordPress blogs. The same goes true if you create a strong password and others do not – bottom line, this requires a team effort. […]

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What Are the Dangers of Spam?

Spammers can send email that includes viruses, worms and Trojans that infect your computer. Not all viruses crash your computer, some are set up to spy on you when you are online. They can track what sites you visit and copy your username and passwords and send them back to the spammer/hacker. You are then left vulnerable to an even larger threat. Identity theft. Some of these viruses attach themselves to your computer’s operating system and prevent you from removing them. They often work undetected and can […]

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Avoid Lock Outs and Protect Yourself from WordPress Hackers

If you haven’t already experienced a lockout or hacker intrusion, you are one of the lucky ones. The effects of hacking are not minor, they can bring down your entire operation, cause you to lose all of your work. Don’t put securing up your website at the bottom of your to do list or it might be too late. Let’s look at some things you can do to make sure your site is secure. #1 Start by Creating Solid Passwords One of the easiest ways to get […]

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How Are Companies Getting My Email Address?

A company can collect email addresses and forward them to affiliated partners. Here are some of the ways that companies are getting your email address. Personal Homepages Just about everyone has a homepage. Almost every internet service provider (ISP) offers you a place to put up your own website, but many people also include their contact information. This is not a good idea. Spiders are continually crawling the web and harvesting email addresses from websites that provide contact information. Harvesting software searches the internet for the @ […]

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Using a Password Service to Protect Your WordPress Site

It seems all we talk about is creating strong passwords and if you are like most people, you create a password that you thought was solid only to find out it is not. What’s the solution? Using a password service is a great way to create a strong password and protect your WordPress and other sites. There are a number of these services – A few that come to mind are LastPass, Keeper and Dashlane’s password manager; in fact David Pogue of the NYT calls Dashlane’s password […]

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Making Sure Your WordPress is Securely Installed

Often the One-Click installs offered by many web hosts don’t install the latest version of WordPress, so after installing it, check to see if it’s the latest version and then do an update if needed. Also check the default themes and plugins and update them if necessary. The next thing you need to do is take care of security issues on your site. WordPress has a plugin called iThemes Security Pro (formerly Better WP Security), that lets you change certain WordPress features to make it more difficult […]

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