Update to WordPress 4.7.2 – Now

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If you have not updated your WordPress installations to WordPress 4.7.2, you need to do so now. Three security vulnerabilities were highlighted in the release notes last week, see WordPress 4.7.2 security release however another critical security fix was disclosed yesterday, see disclosure of additional security fix in WordPress 4.7.2. In this security disclosure, an Unauthenticated Privilege Escalation Vulnerability in a REST API Endpointvulnerability was disclosed…

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How to secure SSH

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SSH provides remote access to the command line interface of your server.  Via this interface you have full control over your server the services and sites hosted on it.  If a hacker gets access to your server via ssh then they have full control – it needs to be secured. There are several ways that ssh access can be secured.  This…

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Sucuri Server Side Scaning

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Most WordPress professionals will have used Sucuri, possibly without even realising it or ever hearing the name. Sucuri powers most of the malware scanners inside the leading security plugins such as iTheme Security Pro. The Sucrui services remotely scans your site for a range of problems – known malware, blacklisting, website errors and out-of-date software.  There are however some limitations,…

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