Securing Your WordPress Site: Top Plugins

Mon, Mar 11, 2013

WordPress is huge. It is currently the most popular blogging system in use, and it manages 22% of all new websites. We use it for our site, and I would personally recommend it to anyone thinking of creating a new website.

However, because it is so popular, it becomes a target for hackers. Right now, automated bots are crawling the web looking for WordPress sites to attack. If you take some time to protect yourself, you can greatly reduce your chances of having a problem. With that, I decided it would be useful to share some of the tips and tricks I have learned to protect our site.

Facebook Supports HTTPS Secure Connection

Sat, Jan 29, 2011

Facebook announced that it will expand its current usage of HTTPS to all Facebook pages. HTTPS is a protocol that allows secure communication with a website by encrypting user data, and prevents eavesdroppers from obtaining your personal information. HTTPS is used by online banking and financial institutions to secure your financial information.

Until now Facebook had only supported HTTPS on its login page in order to encrypt a user’s password. Now they will give users the option to experience Facebook entirely over HTTPS. This is a huge step forward for Facebook, who in my opinion, has hugely neglected the privacy and security issues plaguing the social network.

Guide to Removing Malicious Apps From Your Facebook Account

Sat, Jan 8, 2011

This is a How To guide on removing third party apps from your Facebook account. You should have as few third party applications as possible accessing your Facebook account, because the more apps you have accessing your account, the more susceptible to hacking that account becomes.

How to Remove Third Party Apps From Your Twitter Account

Sat, Jan 1, 2011

Let’s start off 2011 right by removing unnecessary third party apps from our social media accounts. You should have as few third party applications as possible accessing your social accounts, because the more third party apps you give permission to access your social accounts, the more vulnerable those accounts become. This blog post is a How To guide on removing third party apps from your Twitter account.


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