iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – Local Brute Force Protection & Banned Users

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover Local Brute Force Protection and Banned Users, two great features in the iThemes Security Pro plugin. The iThemes Security Pro Local Brute Force Protection and Banned Users settings work in tandem to secure and protect the most attacked part of your website, the WordPress Login. Why We Developed Local Brute Force Protection & Banned Users The WordPress login is the […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Your WordPress Security Dashboard

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover the WordPress Security Dashboard, a really cool way to help you to monitor WordPress security activity on your website. Why We Developed the Security Dashboard Any type of website log file is full of event entries that tell the history of your site. A WordPress security log shows you the story of your website’s security. Has your […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: User Groups

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover User Groups, a really cool feature to apply the right amount of security to the right people. Why we Developed User Groups WordPress security, by design, affects how people interact with your website. Some security measures add a healthy level of protection by removing some of the website’s convenience. It makes sense to add some friction for […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Trusted Devices

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover Trusted Devices, a really cool way to help secure your WordPress site. Why We Developed Trusted Devices Let’s say you follow all of the WordPress security best practices to protect your user account. Not only do you use a unique, strong password for every site, but you also lock down all of your online accounts with two-factor […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Magic Links & Passwordless Login

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover Magic Links and Passwordless Logins, two great features in the iThemes Security Pro plugin. Magic Links iThemes Security Pro is great at locking out bad guys. However, if a bad guy used the username Bob in a brute force attack, and Bob is an actual user on the site, Bob would unfortunately be locked out along with […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Site Scan

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In the Feature Spotlight posts, we highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are shining the spotlight on the iThemes Security Pro Site Scan, a great feature to secure and protect your website. Why we Developed the iThemes Security Pro Site Scan At the end of 2018, hackers were actively taking advantage of an exploit in the WP GDPR Compliance plugin. The exploit allowed unauthorized users—people not logged into a website—to modify the WP user registration settings […]

What is SSL and Why Is It Critical in 2020?

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Secure Sockets Layer, also known as SSL, is a security technology that provides encryption between a client and a webserver. To understand this a bit more simply, a “client” is a web browser like Chrome or Safari, and a “webserver” is your website or online store. An easy way to tell if the website you are visiting has an SSL certificate installed is to look in your browser’s address bar to see if the URL starts with HTTP or HTTPS. If the URL begins with an HTTPS, you are safely browsing on a site using SSL. In this post, we […]

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: July 2020, Part 2

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New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of July, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin, theme and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup is divided into three different categories: WordPress core WordPress plugins WordPress themes WordPress Core Vulnerabilities There have not been any WordPress core vulnerabilities disclosed in the second half of July. WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities 1. Wise Chat Wise Chat versions below 2.8.4 have a CSV Injection […]

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight #4: Your WordPress Security Dashboard

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Welcome to the fourth edition of the iThemes Security feature spotlight. In these posts, we pick a feature in the iThemes Security Pro plugin and share a bit about why we developed it, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature to strengthen your WordPress website’s security. Today we are going to cover the WordPress Security Dashboard, a really cool way to help you to monitor WordPress security activity on your website. Why We Developed the Security Dashboard Any type of website log file is full of event entries that tell the history of your site. A […]

How to Configure iThemes Security Pro on Your Clients Site

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How do you find the right balance of usability and security? How do you control what security notifications are shared with your client? Configuring security on a client’s website can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. In this post, we are going to show you how to configure iThemes Security Pro on your client’s website quickly. How to Configure iThemes Security Pro on Your Clients Site Webinar Replay Checkout a replay of the webinar we did on the same topic. Here is a quick overview of what we are going to cover. How to Configure iThemes […]