Tag: Security

  • Using SSL with MySQL

    If you ever make remote connections to a MySQL database, it’s extremely important to connect over┬áSSL. Otherwise, you run the risk of someone seeing data in transit,┬ámodifying data in transit, or, worst of all, stealing your credentials. This could be an utter disaster. Unfortunately, getting MySQL to use SSL is kind of complicated. Here’s how…

  • A good reminder: Hackers are out there

    A site I occasionally help out with was on the receiving end of a brute-force attack today. Nothing subtle about it: a single IP address in Europe sent nearly 50,000 attempts to log in using a single user account. Hackers are out there, people, and they are persistent. For securing WordPress sites, I highly recommend…