New York, NY – January 26, 2021 – Cerber Tech, the security as a service company developing advanced security solutions for WordPress, announces a major release of WP Cerber Security. This release brings a set of new features and multiple improvements to the security algorithms in the core of WP Cerber and Cerber Tech’s threat intelligence platform.
The new version of WP Cerber brings a complete toolset to effectively manage application passwords, restrict access to website APIs, and monitor the usage of REST API. Although using application passwords brings an additional security barrier, the default WordPress implementation of application passwords is very basic. With the new tools found in WP Cerber, website administrators can configure more secure processing of user passwords. In particular, they can restrict REST API usage by authorization with application passwords only, meaning the default interactive user passwords cannot be used to access REST API, protecting the site from an attack vector.
Another security threat often overlooked by website administrators is the use of REST API for mounting brute-force attacks. These types of attacks are made possible because, by default, WordPress has no built-in protection against brute-force attacks. The new WP Cerber firewall algorithms protect websites against brute-force attacks targeting the REST API authentication mechanism.
For advanced use of application passwords, WP Cerber offers logging API requests and authorization events. Combining these features with flexible email and mobile notifications, website administrators can now have full control over the WordPress APIs available on their websites.
Another new feature found in the latest version of WP Cerber improves anti-spam performance. It’s no secret that spam comments infiltrating sites via commenting forms are ubiquitous, undesirable, and tedious to manage. A new custom comment URL feature automatically generates a unique URL for the WordPress comment form and improves the spam protection of the form. Reinforced with analytics from Cerber Tech’s threat intelligence platform and a real-time database of hosts known for disseminating spam, WP Cerber’s anti-spam demonstrates higher efficiency.
The new version of WP Cerber also brings significant improvements to the user login process. Handling user authentication and authorization by WP Cerber’s access control mechanism has been significantly improved and optimized. These improvements are crucial for websites configured to use external user authentication via third-part connectors and WordPress plugins.
“We’re seeing an alarming rate of cyberattacks aimed at small online businesses and a significant increase in targeted malware attacks,” says Gregory Markov, the founder of Cerber Tech Inc. “To keep up with modern security threats, we have to employ continuous software improvement as a part of our cybersecurity strategy. It’s just a new norm.”
To learn how WP Cerber protects websites against hacker attacks, bots, spam, trojans, and malware, please visit https://wpcerber.com.
About Cerber Tech
Cerber Tech Inc. is a security as a service (SaaS) provider offering a robust security solution and protecting websites against cyberattacks, bots, malware, and spam to more than 200,000 website owners around the world. Cerber Tech’s software suite includes a malware scanner, website integrity checker, an AI-powered web application firewall (WAF) that detects traffic anomalies and blocks malicious activity, and an anti-spam engine that detects bots and checks IP addresses against a real-time database of IP addresses known for disseminating spam, hacker attacks and other forms of malicious activity.
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