Security – Internet, WordPress, and otherwise

How to Upload WordPress Backup To Dropbox?

How to Upload WordPress Backup To Dropbox?

Saving a WordPress backup to Dropbox is a fairly simple process. We don’t recommend using only Dropbox to store your backups, but we’ll get to that later.  First, we’ll tell you how you can: Backup WordPress to Dropbox account Automatically backup WordPress...

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Master Your Migration From a Legacy CMS to WordPress

Master Your Migration From a Legacy CMS to WordPress

Nearly 40% of all websites today are powered by WordPress, representing a massive share of the web that continues to grow as the need for flexible, scalable web solutions permeates businesses of all sizes.  In addition to new sites built and launched for the...

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WordPress 5.6 is Now the Default for New WP Engine Sites

WordPress 5.6 is Now the Default for New WP Engine Sites

WordPress 5.6 “Simone,” which was released in December, was the third major WordPress release of 2020, and the features and changes that came with it will carry over well into 2021. 5.6 is also now the current default version of WordPress for all new sites built on WP...

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WordPress 5.6.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.6.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.6.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 20 bug fixes as well as 7 issues fixed for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.6.1 directly, or...

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The Month in WordPress: January 2021

The Month in WordPress: January 2021

For WordPress, 2021 started on a high note. Read on to learn about updates from last month.  WordPress release updates WordPress project executive director — Josepha Haden (@chanthaboune) shared big picture goals for WordPress in 2021. Highlights include...

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7G Firewall for Nginx

7G Firewall for Nginx

After several months of development, the official Nginx version of the 7G Firewall is out of beta and ready for public use. If you are not familiar with 7G Firewall, check out the documentation for the Apache/.htaccess version. The Nginx version of the 7G Firewall...

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WordPress 5.7 Beta 1

WordPress 5.7 Beta 1

WordPress 5.7 Beta 1 is now available for testing! 🗣 This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.7 Beta 1 in...

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4 Ways to Make a WordPress Site Private Access Only

4 Ways to Make a WordPress Site Private Access Only

Have you ever wanted to make a WordPress site private? So that only specific users are allowed access? For example, for my found-images site eChunks.com, I decided to require user login in order to access any content. So now for that site, public access is not...

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Machine Learning Gives Wordfence an Advantage

Machine Learning Gives Wordfence an Advantage

Wordfence is the leader in WordPress security, protecting over 4 million WordPress sites from malicious attacks. With new malware variants discovered daily, we now have a new weapon in our arsenal against WordPress attacks: Machine Learning.How Wordfence identifies...

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Episode 102: Disruption Presents Opportunity

Episode 102: Disruption Presents Opportunity

After a disruptive year in 2020, there are new challenges in 2021, but also immense opportunities in numerous fields. In a deep and wide-ranging conversation, Mark Maunder and Kathy Zant discuss artificial intelligence, whether or not we’re living in simulation,...

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The Wordfence 2020 WordPress Threat Report

The Wordfence 2020 WordPress Threat Report

Over the course of 2020, and in the process of protecting over 4 million WordPress customers, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team gathered a massive amount of raw data from attacks targeting WordPress and infection trends, in addition to the malware samples...

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New Linux Server Vulnerability

New Linux Server Vulnerability

Security researchers at Qualys discovered a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in the Linux program sudo. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to increase the privileges and take over the server. How does this server vulnerability affect WordPress websites? The...

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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2021, Part 2

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2021, Part 2

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of January. This post covers the recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. This weeks...

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WordPress security & hardening, the definitive guide

WordPress security & hardening, the definitive guide

WordPress is massively popular. Around every one in five sites on the Internet uses WordPress in some form. Be that to run a humble blog, or a multi-site Content Management System (CMS) or eCommerce site. As a result, it is no surprise that WordPress websites are a...

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2020 Year in Review: the best of WP White Security

2020 Year in Review: the best of WP White Security

2020 has been a challenging year for many. However, we have been very lucky and even though it was challenging, we’ve made the best out of it, and we turned it into a big one! So we wanted to take the time and look back at everything that happened at WP White...

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