Your WordPress website is protected by two pieces of information, your Admin username and your password.
Someone would need to get access to or guess both pieces of information to successfully hack into your website and access the Admin dashboard.
So why are so many WordPress website owners exposing their Admin usernames and tempting hackers to take control of their websites?
The truthful answer is because they are probably unaware of the username vulnerability in the WordPress core software, that is exposing their username for all to see.
Don’t worry i was completely shocked when I discovered this but fixing it is fairly simple and I’ll explain it step by step so you too can protect your WordPress website.
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The past 10 days have really flown by and I still have so much to do to get this blog and my blogging routine up to speed.
I thought I’d write a quick summary of what i’ve focused on this week and some of the challenges I’ve faced. I hope you find it a good read, but it’s really for me to reflect on the little wins.
I recommend that you write regular reviews of your activities as you start a new project. It will help you see the progress you’re making.
- Too Many Ideas Disrupting My Workflow
- MultiTasking has been a Productivity Killer
- The Fear of Writing Online is down to 3
- 100+ Blog Post Ideas and Growing
- Is My WordPress Site Secure?
- Staying Secure with HTTPS
- Going with Google for Tracking
- BackUp Solution Locked and Loaded
- Taking Rest Days and Not Crashing and Burning
- My Biggest Distractions
- So What’s Next
Continue reading “Day 10 Quick Review”
So I published my first blog post on 1st August this year (when I restarted this blog) and a few weeks have passed.
I’ve written a few blog posts and built up the courage to share them with a friends, clients and even students of mine to get feedback.
The feedback so far has been pretty positive, which I am grateful for as it’s helped to tame my fears of sharing my opinions online but at the same time it’s got me wondering why the hell I waited so long to get started.
That aside, the one question I have been getting a lot is why I haven’t used a better WordPress theme.
I think what you’re really wondering is why am I, a self taught web developer and coder, who’s built a lot of WordPress sites for myself and clients, using the default Twenty Sixteen theme that comes with WordPress to represent my brand and not an amazing looking premium theme?
Great question don’t you think? and I’m so glad you asked.
Continue reading “Why Am I Using The Default Twenty Sixteen WordPress Theme?”
You’ve spent time, money and energy to start a blog and the last thing you want is your website getting hacked.
It’s your website and so it’s ultimately your responsibility to put security measures in place to stop hackers getting in and hijacking your blog.
One simple action you can take to protect yourself is to ensure that you promptly update your website and its components when updates are made available.
Software companies are constantly testing and improving their software and when they find potential security loop holes or vulnerabilities they will release an update that fixes the hole.
Now if you don’t keep your website and the software that runs it up to date then hackers have an easy way to potentially get access to your website and even worse your entire web hosting account.
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It’s been just over 2 years since I wrote my last blog post on this blog.
But I’m back and this time for good!
I could blame the reason for my departure on many things, life getting in the way, not enough time, not enough knowledge, too many fears, all the usual excuses and although many of them are true to some extent, the real reasons were something else.
The 3 main reasons I didn’t follow through on this blog when I started it several years ago are because:
Continue reading “My First Blog Post – The Second Attempt”
Do you use portable storage devices such as USB flash drives also known as pen drives or memory sticks?
I use them all the time because they are so easy to carry around and they make life easy for me when I need to move files from one computer (my Mac) to another (my MacBook Pro). They are even handy to use as a temporary storage location for a quick backup of some important data from my computer.
However, one of my concerns about these portable USB drives is how small they are. This makes it easy for them to be misplaced, lost or even stolen.
Obviously the actual device can be replaced, but the big concern is if the it fell into the wrong hands and how simple it is for an unauthorised person to access all my data and files by simply plugging the USB drive into a computer.
So how can you protect your files on your USB drives, pen drives and memory sticks for free with Mac OS Sierra?
Continue reading “How to Encrypt and Password Protect Any Portable USB Drive on Mac OS Sierra”