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

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

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    Wordpress Security Wordpress Security Presentation Transcript

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