Jul 3, 2013

The Definitive Guide to WordPress Security – Moz
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If you work in online marketing, the chances are good that you’ve worked on, are working on, or will at some point work on a WordPress site. If you work with wordpress.org in any capacity, this post is for you (much of this post doesn’t apply to *.wordpress.com hosted sites).

Script kiddies suck

In hacker lingo, a script kiddie is the lowliest form of hacker (using the term hacker loosely), and relies on common tools and scripts to find and take advantage of the weakest and most common security vulnerabilities: crappy passwords, use of public WiFi without a VPN, outdated plugins, low-security hosting, phishing attacks, and other things of this nature. Sadly, these issues alone grant access to a shocking number of sites.

Unless you’re in charge of a WordPress site for a major brand, the majority of the security issues you’re likely to face will be the result of script kiddies.

The good news is this: If you follow this guide, your site should be as close to invulnerable as you can reasonably get. (To be fair, nothing is truly invulnerable, but this will get you pretty close.) Abracadabra, vault-like security is yours.

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via The Definitive Guide to WordPress Security – Moz.

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