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Top 7 WordPress Security Threats and How to Fix Them

Top 7 WordPress Security Threats and How to Fix Them

As a content delivery network (CDN) provider, we understand the importance of website security. One of the most popular content management systems (CMS) out there is WordPress, and unfortunately, it is also one of the most targeted platforms for cyber attacks. In this blog, we will be discussing the different security threats that WordPress websites face and how to fix them. WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) on the Internet today.

August 24, 2023 Read more
Web Crawlers - Top 10 Most Popular

Web Crawlers - Top 10 Most Popular

When it comes to the world wide web, there are both bad bots and good bots. You definitely want to avoid bad bots as these consume your CDN bandwidth, take up server resources, and steal your content. On the other hand, good bots (also known as web crawlers) should be handled with care as they are a vital part of getting your content to index with search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

August 19, 2022 Read more

Block Referrer - Blacklist Unauthorized Requests

The feature Block Referrer is now available! This allows the blacklisting of domains that are hotlinking content. Previously, only referrer whitelisting was available, which required all necessary domains related to the Zone to be added. This new feature can be enabled in just a few clicks and can result in significant costs savings if the content is hotlinked on other websites. An unauthorized request will result in an HTTP 403 error and the asset will not be delivered.

June 18, 2020 Read more

Using a Secure CDN to Accelerate Your Content

Security is very important to us here at KeyCDN which is why we have various security features to help not only protect your content but also prevent unauthorized access to your CDN account. In this post we'll go over what makes KeyCDN a secure CDN and which features we provide to increase the security of your content and account. The importance of security According to a survey conducted by TeleSign, 40% of users said they had a security incident in the last year, meaning they had an account hacked, password stolen, or were given a notice that their personal information had been compromised.

November 8, 2018 Read more

KeyCDN Launches TLS 1.3 with 0-RTT Support

Have you ever wondered about the security of your online communications? As we increasingly rely on the internet for our daily activities, from shopping to banking, it's important to ensure that our online interactions are protected from prying eyes. That's where TLS (Transport Layer Security) comes in - it's a protocol that provides secure communication over the internet. It has been quite some time since TLS underwent a major update. TLS 1.

September 27, 2018 Read more

DDoS Protection - Why It Is Needed Now More Than Ever

In today's digital world, websites and online services have become an integral part of our daily lives. From shopping to banking to social media, the internet has made many aspects of our lives more convenient. However, this increased reliance on the internet has also made us more vulnerable to attacks, especially Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Unfortunately, as the web rapidly evolves, so do the number of DDoS attacks and hackers with malicious intent.

September 13, 2018 Read more

Deprecating TLS 1.0 and 1.1 - Enhancing Security for Everyone

Out with the old and in with the new is an inevitable part of the tech industry. Things can change quickly and it's important to keep an eye on new software releases while simultaneously moving away from outdated versions. Today, we would like to announce that we will be deprecating TLS versions 1.0 and 1.1 on March 30, 2018, and moving ahead with improved ciphers for enhanced security. What is TLS?

January 18, 2018 Read more

A Look at the Improvements That TLS 1.3 Brings

Nearly a decade has passed since the previous major encryption protocol update, yet the age of TLS 1.3 is finally upon us. Although it's still very new, the new TLS is already getting a lot of attention from web developers. In addition to being faster and more secure, TLS 1.3 has numerous other improvements over its predecessors. This guide will explain how developers can take full advantage of the features the latest version of TLS has to offer.

November 30, 2017 Read more

A 6 Part Introductory OpenSSL Tutorial

OpenSSL is among the most popular cryptography libraries. It is most commonly used to implement the Secure Sockets Layer and Transport Layer Security (SSL and TLS) protocols to ensure secure communications between computers. In recent years, SSL has become basically obsolete since TLS offers a higher level of security, but some people have gotten into the habit of referring to both protocols as SSL. Cryptography is tricky business, and OpenSSL has too many features to cover in one article, but this OpenSSL tutorial will help you get started creating keys and certificates.

October 5, 2017 Read more

Perfect Forward Secrecy - Why You Should Be Using It

Perfect forward secrecy, which is sometimes just referred to as forward secrecy, is a method of ensuring that all transactions sent over the Internet are secure. This method of encryption prevents a hacker from being able to access data from a group of transactions even if they're able to hack the encryption for a single communication sent over the web. By creating a unique session key for each transaction instead of relying on sessions to keep connections open, hackers can't gain access to data from more than a single communication between a server and a user.

September 14, 2017 Read more
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