Thursday, June 16, 2016

Securing Wordpress

Wordpress is a highly popular blog/content management tool. Because of it’s popularity it makes it a prime target for online attacks. Although you should secure all your applications you should be more deligent with highly popular applications since these seem to be more highly targeted by attackers because of there stronger knowledge and easy to find security holes.

The first and most critical thing to be aware of when running any online application is making sure the os, web server and database are being patched and upgraded on a regular basis. In addition the wordpress application should be patched modules and core application often.

After basic security practices the next focuses should be this file system permissions and accesses should be secured.

Notes to referrer to:
http://codex.wordpress.org/Hardening_WordPress

Basic steps are as follows:

Make sure file are secured as outlined in the hardening guide.

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