Is your IP address in my WordPress .htaccess block list? Here are IP addresses I block manually because of comment spamming.
Force HSTS in Apache .htaccess
Learn how to enable HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) in Linux Apache .htaccess. I wrote about enabling HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) in IIS earlier. But what about enabling HSTS in Apache .htaccess? Here is how.
Disallow direct access to PHP files in wp-content/uploads/
It’s recommended to disallow access to and execution of PHP files in wp-content/uploads folder. Preferably without the use of a security plugin. Blocking access to PHP files in WordPress wp-content/uploads folder is easily achieved with a .htaccess file on Linux Apache, or web.config accesssPolicy in Windows Server IIS, and here is how. Secure your WordPress site with this simple, yet effective, tip!
WordPress .htaccess security best practices in Apache 2.4.6+
Apache Access Control done right in WordPress .htaccess, ‘Allow/Deny from all’ versus ‘Require All Granted/Denied’. Since Apache 2.4.6, a new module is used to configure and set up access control for websites: mod_authz_core. This means you have to use a different syntax for allowing or blocking hosts and IP addresses to your website. But unfortunately, old documentation is never updated and people even still write blog posts using that old syntax, leaving you with an unprotected website. Not what you had in mind, now is it?
Joomla websites abused as open proxy for Denial-of-Service attacks
Joomla websites using the Googlemaps plugin for Joomla are actively abused as open proxy for launching Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks. The problem with the Joomla Googlemaps plugin lies in the fact anyone can execute cURL HTTP requests to remote websites.