To understand whether REST-API is a security issue for WordPress, let us first try to understand what it means, in brief. Representational State Transfer or REST is a stateless client-server protocol, mostly used over the HTTP protocol. In simpler words, it is a standard protocol that is mostly used over the web and is not specific to […]
How to backup WordPress without a plugin
There are lots of WordPress backup plugins out there and in some cases ( well for many on cheap shared hosts without any real access ) that is your only real choice in terms of backing up your WordPress website. However, if you are on a quality host, or your own VPS, that gives you […]
Why is it catastrophic to find my WordPress site hacked?
Nobody wants to see an unwelcoming message such as “This website may harm your computer” or “Danger: malware ahead!”. It is unsettling to see your homepage defaced like this. However, unfortunately, an average of 30,000 new web pages get infected every day according to a SophosLabs Security Threat Report. The cost of a hacked website goes […]
Why Paid WordPress Protection Products Provide Much More Security than Free Security Products
An astounding 1.5 million pages from WordPress were defaced by hackers in 2017. Two disastrous security threats called Specter and Meltdown were found at the beginning of the year 2018. Almost all computer chips manufactured in the past twenty years were thought to be affected. In the past, security breaches like these were common. This […]