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Security

Feitian ePass – U2F, 2 factor authentication

Tim takes a look at the Feitian ePass a hardware security key that he uses in place of Google Authenticator on some site.


Important WordPress 4.0.1 go update!

Fail2Ban with WordPress

WordPress 4.0.1 has been released and is a security release, please update your sites as soon as possible, want to know why? Well watch as Tim explains why you should be updating right now.


Prevent Brute Force attacks with Fail2Ban & WordPress

Fail2Ban with WordPress
Tim guides you through protecting the WordPress login from brute force attacks with a simple program called Fail2Ban and a tiny 3 line WordPress plugin. Before going into some of the more unusual things you can do with Fail2Ban.


Running WordPress without any admin users, a dystopian future?

Imagine a world without an admin user role, where sites just run themselves and the only users are editors, is this a ultimate utopia or dystopian nightmare? What if we didn’t have users at all, or even an admin interface? Tim pontificates and experiments with “adminless” WordPress sites and finds it’s future mixed.


Guessing you have SSL Questions?

Recently Google announced that whether a site is running over HTTPS would be considered as a ranking factor, this has sparked a renewed interest in SSL and Tim has been asked lot’s of questions both about terms as well as implementation so decided to put a small guide together, which quickly grew. So consider this an in-depth introduction to SSL.