content management system (CMS)

Change WordPress Admin Login URL

I’m long overdue for improving my WordPress website security. With that said, I’m embarking on a journey to enhance my site security. Security implementation #1 is to protect my site against brute force attack . A brute force attack is when a hacker attempts to try various permutations and combinations of usernames and passwords to get inside of your WordPress blog. All WordPress websites have a common admin URL in the form of www.domain.com/wp-admin. Knowing this common URL makes it easy for a hacker to get started with brute force attack. Ok, enough blabbing … let’s get to work (follow my Github project for securing WordPress to see new implementations)

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Secure Your Joomla Website With 2FA

I recently upgraded my Joomla! site to version 3.9.2. As I was reading through the post installation messages I noticed that Two-Factor Authentication was available. How exciting, finally another layer of security around user authentication. Apparently the Two-Factor Authentication was added to the Joomla! core as of version 3.2: I’m a little late to the game but this feature is so cool and easy to implement that I have to spread the word.

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