Security

Protect WordPress Installation from Malicious URL Requests using BBQ

This plugin is actually a script which protects your installation from Base64 encrypted and excessively long request strings by monitoring all incoming traffic to your website. It is based on 5G (http://perishablepress.com/5g-blacklist-2013/) and 6G (http://perishablepress.com/6g-beta/) blacklists, which are carefully constructed directives for your site’s root .htaccess file and works silently in the background. You won’t(…)

Scan WordPress Plugin, Theme, CSS & Database for Malware

Exploit scanner thoroughly scan your blog’s plugin and theme files (including CSS), along with core database tables of WordPress like wp_comments, wp_links, wp_posts, wp_postmeta etc. for malicious code that may compromise your installation or the computer of your blog visitors.

Secure WordPress Installation by Scanning it for Vulnerabilities

Acunetix WP Security (formerly known as WP Security Scan) scans your whole installation of WordPress for common security vulnerabilities. Install the plugin for your blog and visit its dashboard page. If the plugin detects vulnerabilities in your installation, then the dashboard page may show you any of the following mentioned security alerts:

Block Multiple Domains & Keywords using your Router!

If you want to block certain domain names (including their sub-domains and sub-directories) or keywords (that appears in a webpage) using your router completely, then lets check out in this post how to do so? Note: I have a Netgear wireless router and it allows me to block any domain name or keyword instantly. If you(…)

Basic Wi-Fi Security Tips for Home Users

I am writing this post from New Delhi and here almost every household is using a wireless network for internet access. To my surprise. many of these households are using the same username and password for their wireless network which was initially provided to them by their Internet Service Provider.

Check Who Else is using your Wi-Fi & How to Secure it?

Suppose you pay good amount of money every month for a 100 Mbps connection, but you are not getting download and upload speeds as promised by your Internet service provider (ISP)! The reason behind your problem could be many, but what about people in your neighbourhood stealing your bandwidth because either you have a weak (easily guessable)(…)