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9 Steps To A More Secure WordPress Site

March 1, 2019 - Software Security

For the most part WordPress is a good option for your web site. With its extensive repository of themes and plugins WordPress provides site owners with many options for design and content. Also, the fact that WordPress is built on php and MySQL, two open technologies with large developer bases, site owners can leverage a high-level of customization. But, in spite of all the good things, WordPress site security can be a significant challenge.

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Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities

January 4, 2018 - Software Security

Google’s Project Zero security team just announced two serious security vulnerabilities called Meltdown and Spectre. These vulnerabilities are particularly serious because they occur in the CPU chip’s architectures so it affects any software running on most Intel CPUs manufactured from 1995 to today. If you have a device or computer with an Intel processor that implements “out-of-order” execution, as most CPUs in use today do, it is vulnerable to attacks.

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