Wordpress Security

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Tim from Digital Pacific presents to the Sydney WordPress meetup group about security for your wordpress website.

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Wordpress Security

  1. 1. 5 Ways to secure<br />Wordpress<br />… tips from the Digital Pacific vault<br />www.digitalpacific.com.au<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />#1:<br />Change your main Administrator (‘admin’) account<br /><ul><li> Many scripts will rely on the main administrator account being ‘admin’.
  3. 3. Keep the original account
  4. 4. “Invalid Username” vs. “The Password is Incorrect”</li></ul>www.digitalpacific.com.au<br />
  5. 5. 3<br />#2:<br />Throw in a .htaccess file in wp-admin<br />Add an extra layer of security by ensuring you need two passwords to get access to your blog<br />www.digitalpacific.com.au<br />
  6. 6. 4<br />#3:<br />Apache’s mod_security<br />An ‘application firewall’<br />Watches your POSTs, GETs and URL transfers.<br />Keeps known nasty’s out!<br />www.digitalpacific.com.au<br />
  7. 7. 5<br />#4:<br />Monitor your logs!<br />Splunk, OSSEC!<br />Block attackers when you see them.<br />OSSEC can watch directories, and make sure they don’t get changed<br />www.digitalpacific.com.au<br />
  8. 8. 6<br />#5:<br />Keep your software up to date!<br />The latest operating system, the latest web server.<br />The latest PHP, the latest WordPress. It all counts to making sure your safe and secure!<br />www.digitalpacific.com.au<br />
  9. 9. 7<br />LIKE<br />Digital pacific<br />On Facebook.com and get a 20%<br />discount on your first invoice<br />www.digitalpacific.com.au<br />

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