Chapter 5

Configuring WordPress for Optimum Security

IN THIS CHAPTER

Check Introducing web security

Check Understanding today’s web threats

Check Reducing the risk of attack

Check Using sources you can trust

Check Cleaning up to avoid a soup-kitchen server

Check Hardening WordPress

In this chapter, you deal with web security and how it pertains to WordPress. There are a lot of scary threats on the Internet, but with this chapter — and WordPress, of course — you’ll have no problem keeping your website safe and secure.

Tip Always have a reliable backup system in place so if something goes wrong with your website, you can reset it to the last version that you know worked. Book 2, Chapter 7 shows you how to back up your website.

Understanding the Basics of Web Security

Information security is the act of protecting information ...

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