Blog, Internet, Security

5 Tips For Securing WordPress With Nginx

Jason / February 15, 2019
Securing your site isn’t as enjoyable as writing content, but it’s just as important.

Search the Internet for “securing WordPress” and you will see no shortage of articles discussing various plugins that promise to make your website more secure.

Many of what you’ll find is valid – I even use a few such plugins. However, plugins can only do so much. Security-minded WordPress admins should also be wary of installing too many plugins, as doing so increases the surface area of attack. For these reasons, I prefer to use Nginx as an added security layer for my WordPress sites. Below are 5 helpful tips for hardening a WordPress site with Nginx. read more

Internet, Security

Client Certificate Auth With Nginx

Jason / February 1, 2019
RSA Tokens are one form of enhanced authentication

When it comes to authentication on the web we’re pretty much all familiar with the password – king of the hill, infamous for both its flaws as well as its ubiquity. Outside of the password, you often run into authentication schemes such as token sharing (e.g., OAuth or RSA tokens). read more

Blog, Internet

The Personal Website Is Dead

Jason / January 16, 2019
Is the personal website going the way of the dodo?

Recently Motherboard carried a piece on The Rise and Demise of RSS – a fascinating account of how the web has changed over the past two decades. Underscored in the article is the shift to social media that has occurred over the past decade. Most young people consume their news from social media, so it is no surprise that the need for a turn-of-the-millennium technology like RSS might be waning. read more