How to protect your kinky site in under 5 minutes

This is more of a public service announcement for people who run their own website (kinky or not).

I manage or help manage somewhere around 35..holy fuck 35?…shit let me count again…yep around 35 websites, some are kinky and some are vanilla.

Well this morning when I was going through my emails from overnight, I had a notification that someone tried to hack into one of the kinky sites I manage for a friend.  They probably would have succeeded if I hadn’t remembered to install some basic software that blocks people who are attempting unsavory things.

If you have a self-hosted wordpress site I cannot stress how important it is to have some kind of security.  Rather than write out a long tutorial I recorded a quick screencast on how to setup a popular security plugin called Wordfence.

[wfenceqc]

Now this doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed to not get hacked.  There is nothing you can do to guarantee that…other than not having a website.  But using a plugin like this is a good start.

5 Comments

Axe,
Thanks for the tip. Implemented the plug-in!

    Yeah it’s one of those dead-simple solutions. The only problem with it is that it nags you to upgrade but I find it’s easy to ignore that are after the 20th email or so.

This is a great tip, Axe! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us mortals 🙂

Thanks Axe! I installed it and am amazed to find out how many break-in attempts my tiny website can attract.

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