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Security Improvements: Hardening your WordPress Site Against Malicious Attacks

[UPDATE 2016-05-09: these improvements have been deployed to all client sites]

There are 3 things we believe are absolutely critical to our WordPress hosting and maintenance service offering:

  • Website Uptime
  • Speed, and
  • Security

Today we are pleased to announce that starting early next month we will be rolling out security enhancements on all sites that we manage. We have always taken security very seriously, and have, in place, processes, and software to mitigate the following types of attacks:

We have always taken security very seriously. And have, in place, processes, and software to mitigate the following types of attacks:

  • Brute Force Password Intrusion
  • Database SQL injections

However, that can only do so much to protect your site. With next month’s rollout we will also start actively monitoring the following types of security risks in addition to the two attacks mentioned above:

  • Malware Scanning
  • File Change Detection
  • 404 Detection
  • WordPress Salts & Keys Changes
  • WordPress Core Online File Comparisons
  • Strong Password Enforcement
  • Bad User Lock Out

to name only a few of the 30 or so improvements we will be deploying to secure your site.

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