Protecting WordPress from distributed brute force attacks

Written by Tabaré Patiño
As one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS), Wordpress is frequently attacked to try and exploit vulnerabilities in outdated installations, as well as simply to try to gain access to the admin area to add posts to or deface sites. We've covered securing WordPress in one of our previous posts, however this one specifically aims to help you protect against brute force login attempts.

WordPress Autosave: the silent crocodile.

Written by Tabaré Patiño
wpAs a web host, our primary objective is to ensure that our servers, and consequently your websites, run optimally. Applications place an ever increasing demand on a servers resources as the software develops, and sometimes the 'default' settings of these applications need to be tweaked to ensure that they run happily on a shared web hosting environment. To ensure that we provide a stable service, our systems will detect when a web site hosted on our platform starts to use a disproportionate amount of a server's resources. Recently one of of the main issues we have seen is with WordPress, one of the most commonly installed applications on our servers, and the very same software that's running this blog.

Securing your Joomla Installation

Written by Tabaré Patiño

Hackers


We know how handy Joomla can be when you need to develop a website for a customer (or for your company) and you don't have much time to do it from scratch. Joomla is one of the most used CMS' (Content Managment System) in the world, however as with any other application which has the ability to add plugins/extensions, it also has its security weaknesses.

What Are Web Crawlers And How to Control Them

Written by Tabaré Patiño
1335-12439685856LxcA web crawler (also known as a web spider or web robot) is a program or automated script which browses the World Wide Web in a methodical, automated manner. This process is called Web Crawling or Spidering, and like most things in life there are those that are good, and those that are bad.

Securing your WordPress Installation

Written by Tabaré Patiño

Hackers


A few years ago, only hackers where able to crack websites and bring them down due to their level of knowledge in systems, networking and coding. In recent times, however, things have changed and just about anyone can find tutorials on the Internet that show step by step procedures to penetrate a websites running vulnerable software.