Re: [webdesign-459] Wordpress security - IMPORTANT MESSAGE

From: user 1.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:57 PM
Andy,

I need some WordPress customization done, this week if possible.  I sent this info to the HV Web Design group but not sure if it went out.  Can you recommend anyone?

Here is some of the info.  The current site under construction is here:


Tasks needed
1) redirect to www.media276.com
2) embed a hosted video player on home page (not YouTube or Vimeo)
3) set up blog
4) design enhancements - to be discussed


Dennis O'Clair
m[masked]
[address removed]
http://vimeo.com/dennisoclair




On Apr 13, 2013, at 2:44 PM, Andy wrote:

Hi Basia

thanks for the tip...

perhaps you could post it on our meetup message board...

BTW... I miss you... any chance you will come to a future Web Design Meetup?

Andy




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From    : Basia Coulter[mailto:[address removed]]
Sent    : 4/13/[masked]:54:50 PM
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Subject : RE: Re: [webdesign-459] Wordpress security - IMPORTANT MESSAGE

My web host sent that message to me as well.
Btw, I have recently been using a Better WP Security plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-wp-security/In the last week or so, the plugin
that I installed on one of my clients' websites sent me several reports of multiple attempts to login into the backend of the website. What the plugin does
(if you set it up that way) is that the IP address from which such failed attempts are made gets blocked. It also has a number of other settings that may be
helpful in protecting a WordPress website. I am sure it is not the ultimate security but may help.

Basia CoulterBasiaDESIGN[masked]www.basiagraphicdesign.com



On Apr 13, 2013, at 12:00 PM, Andy wrote:The following message was relayed to me by Jim H., one of our Meetup members. If you manage a Wordpress
site, read this message from Netfirms.com that was sent to its clients. Wherever you host Wordpress or any website, your password must be Strong.Andy
We wanted to let you know about an attack on WordPress sites that  started earlier this week, what we've done to combat it, and what you  can do to
protect yourself.On Tuesday, a widespread "brute  force" attack against WordPress started impacting sites across the  internet. This attack is leveraging a
botnet, which looks to have more  than one hundred thousand different computers at its disposal. Its  intent is very simple: to find and compromise
WordPress sites with  simple passwords, likely to use them later to distribute malware (and  further increase the size of the botnet).Also, and we can't  
stress this enough, we urge you to check your WordPress password and  make sure it's a strong one. The strong password guidelines in our  
Knowledgebase refer to your Netfirms account password, but that advice  is good for WordPress passwords, too!








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