Inactive and abandoned WordPress users are a risk to our sites. Shield Security 7.4 provides options to automatically and manually suspend user accounts.
In this article we discuss what XML-RPC is for WordPress, how you can disable it, and why you might want to.
Shield Security Pro 7.3 comes with a whole new set of rules to detect, log, and block bad bots and web crawlers on your WordPress sites.
In an earlier article we wrote about 1 particular technique to tempt a bot in order to know that it’s a bad bot. This approach is elaborate, but it works. Every bot has their own particular character, based on their desired end result. The MouseTrap solution helps us target one particular type of bot, but…
Figuring out which traffic is legitimate and which isn’t, can be tricky. If a (ro)bot script is written well, and often they are, they appear to be just like any other normal visitor. The challenge that we’re presented with is being able to spot the bad bots and isolate their traffic from the “good” traffic…
Shield Security 7.2 brings a brand new scanner – abandoned plugins. You can see any plugins on your site that haven’t been updated for over 2 years!
Abandoned plugins represent a future risk to our WordPress sites. Abandoned plugins may contain outdated code, bugs, and even security vulnerabilities. But how to find them?
Shield Release 7.1 brings 2 new security features: import/export of options using file downloads, and ability for visitor to unblock their IP when locked out!
With the release of Shield Security 7, we’re now looking ahead to see what’s coming next. This article is a brief outline of our short-term plans.
Shield Security v7.0 was released 28th January, 2019. We’ve been hard at work the past few months building the new Shield Security v7.0. As with any big project, it took on a life of its own and took longer than we’d hoped, but the result lays a new foundation for future plans and developments. What…