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WordPress and user enumeration through Author Pages rant

Yes. This will be a bit of a rant about WordPress. Don't get me wrong. I love and adore WordPress. Hell, I live WordPress. But there are just some things I really don't like about it (at least from a security perspective). Most of my major issues are with the default...

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8 great resources for stock photos

When producing content for your site or blog, you'd usually want to add a great picture to your page or article. However, most stock photos are quite expensive. But thankfully, there are several sites that provide high quality stock photos that are free, even for...

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Block xmlrpc attacks via .htaccess

XMLRPC is a protocol that is enabled by default in WordPress. However, since version 3.5 the option to disable this function was removed from the WordPress backend. Since this protocol is prone to attacks, which can be used to try several hundreds of username and...

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Hiding your htaccess file

A great way to improve your security is hiding your htaccess file, since this file usually contains quite some information that can be indicative of the structure of your website or the content management system that was used to create the site. This can be done by...

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WordPress security improvement: adding 2-factor authentication

Another great way to improve the overall security of your WordPress website, is by adding two-factor authentication to your WordPress security measures. It improves your security since it requires 2 seperate elements to be entered before a user will be granted access...

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Prevent PHP execution in wp-content/uploads

When hackers are able to ascertain your WordPress credentials, there's a good chance they'll try and upload a backdoor into your WordPress website via the backend. A backdoor is a script, usually PHP, that allows them to perform actions on your website/webspace (such...

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About Me

Brecht is an WordPress-enthousiast, speaker and author from Belgium. He’s been working with WordPress since version 1.5. Brecht works at Combell.com as a Senior Support Engineer.

About Brecht

Brecht is an WordPress-enthousiast, speaker and author from Belgium. He’s been working with WordPress since version 1.5. Brecht works at Combell.com as a Senior Support Engineer.