security

How To Check Virus Online By Uploading File?

How To Check Virus Online By Uploading File?

Do you sell any digital goods online? Have you received any complaint from few users saying their Antivirus is blocking the file? Here at ShoutMeLoud, I sell few e-books (Free + Paid) & plugins. I use Mac OS, as it's more secure than Windows. Needless to say, I'm little paranoid about security. I ensure my system remains safe by using inbuilt Mac Firewall & stay away from downloading files from unreliable sources. Getting back to why I ended up searching for online virus scanner: ShoutMeLoud free WordPress Guide eBook has been downloaded (20 comments)

How to Monitor User Activities Inside WordPress Dashboard

How to Monitor User Activities Inside WordPress Dashboard

Do you want to see what your authors or editors are doing inside the WordPress dashboard? If you are running a multiple author blog, or if your blog admin area is accessed by multiple users, you might like to monitor user activities as a safeguard measure. Monitoring activities inside your dashboard is especially critical when you hire a one-time freelancer to work on your blog. To date I have used two different plugins to check user activities inside my WordPress dashboard. The most recent plugin I have used for this purpose is the WP (3 comments)

2 WordPress Plugins To Protect Your Blog From Brute Force Hacking

2 WordPress Plugins To Protect Your Blog From Brute Force Hacking

Being a WordPress blogger, it is obvious that you are much concerned about the blog security. We all like to keep our blogs secure against the hackers. Wordpress users are lucky enough that there are several security plugins and other template tweaks to safeguard the blog from hacking attempts. One of them is changing the default WordPress username 'admin'. If you haven't done this yet, I strongly recommend to do it by referring here. Brute force is one of the oldest forms of hacking, where a hacker run a script and attempt to login to your account by (22 comments)

[Security Alert] Update WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin – Over A Million WordPress Blog At Risk

[Security Alert] Update WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin – Over A Million WordPress Blog At Risk

WordPress SEO by Yoast is most popular free SEO plugin for WordPress. It has been downloaded 16,564,599 times so far and probably you must be using it on your blog. If you are, you should immediately update the plugin on your blog. A freelance security consultant named Ryan Dewhurst discovered a security flaw in the plugin. This could put your WordPress site into danger and could be hacked. Here is the technical description of the vulnerability: "The authenticated Blind SQL Injection vulnerability can be found within the (13 comments)

WordPress Sites Under Brute Force Attack

WordPress Sites Under Brute Force Attack

WordPress is one of the most widely used blogging platform, and right now it's under brute force attack via a large botnet. In a recent post Matt Mullenweg posted about the recent attack on WordPress sites. This is a botnet attack, and is performing brute force attack using default WordPress login (admin). Let me first explain what botnet is, and how it works. What is Botnet attack: Here are few terms you should know: Bot master: Usually the hacker who operates all infected computer. Zombies computer/Bot: System which are infected by the Bot (10 comments)