Monthly WordPress Security Roundup [October 2020]

Hello everyone, it’s Kanishk again from Astra Security – bringing you another edition of the Monthly WordPress Security Roundup for October 2020. Today we’ll discuss the introduction of new WordPress v5.6 features, core changes, recent vulnerabilities found in WP plugins and themes, and some other security issues. So, let’s get straight into the news. WordPress…

Why admin notices matter (and how to manage them)

Why admin notices matter (and how to manage them)

Every time you log into the WordPress dashboard, you are probably greeted with a few message at the top of your screen. These messages are called WordPress admin notices. Contrary to what many WordPress users might think – that they’re an annoyance without an ‘off’ switch – they can be incredibly useful. At least, that…

Disable Ask for Location Prompts in Google Chrome

Chrome location prompt

Want to stop Google Chrome browser from constantly asking for permission to “know your location”? This mini tutorial shows how to do it quickly and easily, for Google Chrome versions (around) 83 and better. Disable location prompts Chrome users probably are familiar with popup dialogs that say: somesite.com wants to know your location. For example…

Opera and Brave Blocking Legit Images and Files

Opera Browser Logo

The Opera and Brave web browsers are blocking many legit images (and likely video and other types of media). Thanks to the Opera settings “Block Ads” and “Block Trackers”, many legitimate (non-ad) images are broken. For Brave it’s the setting, “Block cross-site trackers”. These settings are all enabled by default. Apparently the blocking feature in…

Trump Campaign Site Hacked – What We Know & Lessons Learned

Trump Campaign Site Hacked - What We Know & Lessons Learned

On October 27, 2020 at approximately 4:50pm Mountain Time, Donald Trump’s campaign website, www.donaldjtrump.com, was defaced. The attackers left a message claiming they had compromising information on President Trump. The defacement page contained two Monero cryptocurrency wallet IDs encouraging visitors to “vote” by sending cryptocurrency to the wallets, indicating that if the first wallet received…

Introducing Wordfence Central Teams

Introducing Wordfence Central Teams

Last year, we introduced Wordfence Central and today thousands of WordPress site owners are using this free tool to manage their WordPress sites. Whether you’re using Wordfence Premium or still on the free plugin, Wordfence Central makes it possible for you to manage your sites’ security settings, tune your security alerts, and quickly assess security…

3 Ways To Fix ‘403 Forbidden Request Forbidden By Administrative Rules’

3 Ways To Fix ‘403 Forbidden Request Forbidden By Administrative Rules’

Forbidden from accessing your own WordPress website? It’s frustrating and most of the time, you’ll find yourself trying out a number of solutions that don’t work. This is because the causes and solutions for the 403 error differ based on various circumstances. In the meantime, your visitors see a broken website and you may find yourself…

Top 10 WordPress Security Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Top 10 WordPress Security Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

WordPress security mistakes are easy to make. The most common mistakes in your WordPress security can be based on outdated information, common WordPress security myths or just not knowing WordPress security best practices. While WordPress itself is secure, avoiding WordPress security mistakes requires a little bit of effort from site owners. In this post, we’ll…

‘Sorry, You Are Not Allowed To Access This Page’ Error

'Sorry, You Are Not Allowed To Access This Page' Error

Stuck trying to access a page on your WordPress site? You may have admin access but something is preventing you from viewing or making changes to a particular page.  Finding out what that something is can be frustrating. And while you spend time resolving the error, other tasks are put on hold.  Your visitors are…

WordPress Export: 3 Ways To Do It Quickly And Efficiently – BlogVault

WordPress Export: 3 Ways To Do It Quickly And Efficiently - BlogVault

Trying to find the best way to export your WordPress site? Exporting your site is useful when you want to migrate your site or create a backup. But when you do a WordPress export, there are important factors to consider: if it will hamper your site’s functioning in any way, for instance. You also need…

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