Did you watch the first season of True Detective? In it, Matthew Mcconaughey plays Rust Cohle, an alcoholic ex-cop. At the start of the series, the police call him in to answer questions about an old case. During the interview, Cohle hands the cops some money and asks them to Read more…
In the 14 years I’ve been doing this, I’ve had very few dishonest clients. I don’t think that’s any special skill on my part. I think it’s more a combination of luck and charging up front. (That second part tends to weed out the crooks who never intended to pay…) Read more…
You probably heard about last month’s ransomware attack on the NHS. And there was another attack across Europe this week.
I don’t know about you, but this stuff scares the crap out of me.
(Can’t the intelligence services figure out who these people are and send the SAS to visit them? It’s what they deserve.)
Anyway… that got me thinking and I realised that, compared to most website owners, I know a lot about site security. (Much of this was learned the hard way.)
So, to help you protect your sites, here are some tips for WordPress security:
#1: Don’t use Admin
When I set up a new WP site, I create a new user with admin privileges. Then I delete the user called “Admin.”