Category: Security

Keeping safe

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.…

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.…
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The Importance of WordPress Two-Factor Authentication

We take security very seriously here at Kinsta and that’s why we offer two-factor authentication for all of our WordPress hosting clients. Nothing could be worse than someone hijacking access to all of your sites!…
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In-Depth HTTP to HTTPS Migration Guide for WordPress

As of July 24th, 2018, Google Chrome is now be marking all non-HTTPS sites as “Not Secure.” Regardless of whether they collect data or not. This is why HTTPS is more important than ever!…
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What is WordPress XML-RPC and How To Stop an Attack

The WordPress XML-RPC is a specification that aims to standardize communications between different systems. It uses HTTP as the transport mechanism and XML as encoding mechanism which allows for a wide range of data to be transmitted.…
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How to Lockdown Your WP Admin Login

Why should you lockdown your WP Admin Login? Because if you don’t take action to prevent this type of thing from happening then one morning you’re going to wake up and instead of seeing that income-generating site you spent so much time and effort on, you’re going to see “Hacked by John Doe”.…
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How To Remove The WordPress Admin User Account

If you’ve been on the internet in the past week or so, you’ve probably heard about the spate of “brute force” attacks that have been made on WordPress sites, specifically targeting accounts with the username “admin.”…
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Speed Up and Secure Your Site With CloudFlare

The speed at which your site loads is becomig increasingly important. Not only does a speedy site provide a good user experience, but it’s becoming increasingly important from an SEO perspective – site speed is a factor that Google considers in its rankings.…
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Removing the WordPress admin file editor

How many times have you handed over a project to a client, only to receive a phone call two weeks later saying “I think I broke the site…”?…
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How to rename the WordPress admin account

These days WordPress lets you choose an admin username when you create a new installation, but there are probably still millions of WordPress sites out there with an admin username of “admin”.…