security

This is a guest blog post written by Randy Hoyt, author of the blog, RandyHoyt.com. He’s also the founder of Web development firm Amesbury Web. The recent attacks on older versions of WordPress have made security a hot topic in the community. There has been finger-pointing and mud-slinging from many (more…)

Much has been said in recent weeks regarding WordPress upgrades, security, and responsibility. While I still think end users are the ones responsible for what happens regarding their WordPress powered site, I do think there are areas of improvement that the WordPress team should consider. The following is a list (more…)

Amidst all the fuss about what it takes to find out when there is an upgrade available for WordPress, Konrad Karpieszuk took advantage of the situation and created a plugin that provides email notifications on when an upgrade is available. The plugin sends a check to WordPress.org every day to (more…)

This weeks edition of WordPress Weekly will be an open mic roundtable centered around the topic of security. We’ll talk about security practices, things to avoid doing to make upgrading a harder process, the entire situation surrounding the worm that hit older versions of WordPress, ideas for what WordPress can (more…)

Considering all of the security talk of the past week, I figured the poll question ought to deal with the subject. Plain and simple, do you think WordPress is secure? Let’s talk about it.

Over the weekend, news quickly spread throughout the WordPress community of a worm that was taking advantage of older versions of WordPress. I found out about the problem through Lorelle’s twitter account where she linked to an article on her blog covering the details of the attack. Mark Ghosh of (more…)

Were you surprised to see WordPress 2.8.3 released? I was, but I didn’t think it would be because of the same security related issue that 2.8.1 was supposed to address. I thought 2.8.3 was released as a bug fix version as a few annoying bugs have popped up that were (more…)

John Kolbert who authors a few different WordPress plugins has released an update to Absolute Privacy. The new update now allows XML-RPC protocols such as the iPhone App and also prevents subscribers from reaching any of the administration pages. Absolute Privacy provides a wealth of options for those wanting to (more…)

QuickOnlineTips.com has a list of what they believe to be the best nine security plugins to use with WordPress. Some of the usual suspects have made the list such as WP Security Scan. I’m not sure if it’s good to mention this or not, but I don’t use any of (more…)