Get the Most Out of Defender and Maximize WordPress Security

Anyone who owns, builds, manages, or hosts WordPress sites should be obsessed with security. It’s not that WordPress isn’t a safe platform to build websites with. It’s just that, being the most popular and widely used CMS in the world, WordPress is an easy target for hackers. This is why WordPress blogs can’t and shouldn’t […] View original post at …

GitHub Launches Security Alerts for JavaScript and Ruby Projects, Python Support Coming in 2018

Last month GitHub launched its Dependency Graph feature that tracks a repository’s dependencies and sub-dependencies under the Insights tab. This week the company rolled out an expansion of the feature and will now identify known vulnerabilities and send notifications with suggested fixes from the GitHub community. Dependency graphs and security alerts are automatically enabled for public repositories, provided the repository …

7 Free Online Tools to Scan Websites for Security Vulnerabilities

In Q3 of 2016, Sucuri reported that WordPress again led all content management systems with the number of hacked websites. WordPress alone claimed ownership of 74% of all detected infections and vulnerabilities. Ugh. That’s always a huge let-down. With people already looking for reasons not to use WordPress or hearing horror stories about this very […] View original post at …