Category: Security

Keeping safe

How to Protect Images On Your Site (+ What To Do After Theft)

Unfortunately, as the internet grows, image theft becomes more and more common. As a content creator ourselves, we have to deal a lot with this reoccurring issue here at Kinsta.…

How to Stop a DDoS Attack in Its Tracks (Case Study)

In our last case study, we showed you how we cleaned up a negative SEO attack on Kinsta. Today we are going to show you some steps and troubleshooting we took to stop a DDoS attack on a small WordPress e-commerce site.…
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WordPress 4.7.4 and the ‘noopener noreferrer’ attribute

Some of you may have noticed that after you upgrade to WordPress 4.7.4, when you edit a post using the visual editor tab and add an internal link (a link to another page or post on your site) with a target=”blank” attribute, WordPress’s TinyMCE editor adds the following attribute to the link: rel=”noopener noreferrer” This has been touted as a security measure but for many people it is seriously messing up their referral tracking and analytics.…
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Email Authentication – Don’t Let Your Emails End Up in Spam

The dreaded spam folder. One thing all businesses try to avoid when it comes to sending out emails. Winding up in the spam folder can drastically diminish your total number of email opens, which in turn affects the number of clicks back to your website.…
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How to Safely Enable WordPress SVG Support (2 Simple Clicks)

SVG is an XML-based vector image which is commonly used by websites and brands to display logos and icons on their websites. The main reason they are especially popular among developers and designers is that they are a scalable image format, generally smaller in file size (sometimes by quite a bit), and don’t pixelate on retina screens.…
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Free SSL Hosting From Kinsta With Let’s Encrypt Integration

Kinsta has a Let’s Encrypt integration, which means free SSL hosting and certificates for all of your WordPress sites. The certificate renewal process is completely automated, which in turn saves you money and time.…
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Why Premium DNS is No Longer Optional

You’ve probably heard the term “premium DNS” thrown around before and maybe you didn’t give it a second thought. Most people know that using a premium DNS provider can help them but don’t take the initiative to implement it, or perhaps don’t know how.…
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WordPress Security – 19+ Steps to Lock Down Your Site

When it comes to WordPress security, there are a lot of things you can do to lock down your site to prevent hackers and vulnerabilities from affecting your business or blog.…
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An Overview of TLS 1.3 – Faster and More Secure

It has been over eight years since the last encryption protocol update, but the final version of TLS 1.3 has now been published as of August 2018.…
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CVE-2016-6309 – Patching NGINX for OpenSSL Security Issues

Security is of the utmost importance to us here at Kinsta. That is one reason why we recently launched two-factor authentication to secure your Kinsta accounts.…