The 4 Biggest WordPress Security Vulnerabilities

WordPress is by far the most popular content management system (CMS). Worldwide, well over 40 percent of all websites are based on WordPress. However, this popularity also has its downsides: It makes the CMS an attractive target for cyber attacks. In addition, especially the great strengths of WordPress - the flexibility and modular design - ensure that ... read more

WordPress Maintenance Step by Step: How to do it Yourself

You want to make sure that your WordPress website runs smoothly in the long run, doesn't slow down and doesn't cause you any worries? Then you need to take care of regular WordPress maintenance. In this guide, you'll learn all the steps you need to take so that you can completely maintain your website yourself. Create regular backups Before you get started with anything else, make sure you ... read more

Dark Patterns Examples - Recognizing Manipulative Marketing and Design

The doorbell rings and you get a package in your hand. You open it and see 20 black socks. Socks? But you didn't order them! Oh yes, you did. You just didn't realize it. How you are manipulated by dark patterns in online marketing every day and how you can ... read more

WP Admin Hide: How effective are WPS Hide Login & Co. really?

Almost everyone knows how to access the login barrier to the admin area on WordPress by default. Since more than 34 percent of all websites run on WordPress, it is easy for hackers to find and attack the login areas of these websites. This is exactly why corresponding attacks, such as brute force attacks, are among the most common attacks on WordPress websites ever. ... read more

Four Measures to Prevent Brute Force Attacks on Your WordPress

What are brute force attacks, what do attackers use them for and how can you prevent these attacks on your WordPress? You will surely ask yourself such questions if you deal with this topic. We have collected answers to these questions. What are brute force attacks? Brute force attacks are attempts to gain access to your system (in ... read more

Cross Site Scripting - How a Website is Hijacked

XSS, SQL Injection, XMLrpc - when a WordPress security update is released, you'll find mostly cryptic acronyms in the update reports. Even if it is clear that these updates are necessary and the plus in security is very pleasing, it is important to understand what is behind these vulnerabilities. Because only if you understand what gaps the ... read more

What are DDoS attacks and how can you prevent them effectively?

Having your website targeted by shady characters - that's a horror scenario. Unfortunately, today it is becoming easier and cheaper to use services to make websites inaccessible to normal traffic. DDoS attacks in particular are on the rise. The danger from a DDoS attack applies to all websites, ... read more

Cross Site Request Forgery: Cookies as a Danger

CSRF, this abbreviation appears again and again in the update notes of the WordPress Core. The method behind it is now old hat and exploits the usually abundant cookies of a browser. Fortunately, however, you can protect yourself from Cross Site Request Forgery quite easily. All you need is a little time ... read more

WordPress security: its greatest strength is also its greatest weakness

How is the security of WordPress? Not particularly well, because it comes with a number of serious vulnerabilities. And because more than 40 percent of the Internet currently runs on WordPress, it's a popular target for attack. The good news is that the most important vulnerabilities can be easily eradicated. The beauty of WordPress is that it really ... read more