Brennen Byrne: Passwords – The Weakest Link in WordPress Security

2 responses on “Brennen Byrne: Passwords – The Weakest Link in WordPress Security

  1. ygspasov

    I guess that more than 90% of the sites that get hacked are those who haven’t upgraded to the latest WP version.


  2. Val Hudgins

    This is an excellent explanation of what it is and why use it. I’ll be making this required viewing for all my new clients. The Zombie Army idea is a good way to explain bots and why security matters. Thanks!


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August 10, 2014

“The weakest link in the security of anything you do online is your password. It’s the key to your site, your email, your social networking accounts or any other online service you use. If your password is easy to guess, your online identity is vulnerable.” – The WordPress Security team

When we talk about WordPress security, it’s easy to get caught up in the technical details that give us the craziest hacks that make the best stories. In reality, though, most WordPress sites are hacked because bad habits — and, more specifically, bad passwords. It’s easy to recommend better passwords, but this talk covers the technology that is changing how the password battle is being waged. Background on botnets, two-factor authentication, SSL, and password rot will accompany actionable advice any user can follow to secure their WordPress site.

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