Infotel 2015 Sri Lanka’s Premier ICT Exhibition

Infotel 2015

It’s time you get your devices and systems up and running as INFOTEL 2015  unfolds this November.

Infotel IT exhibition Sri Lanka

Organized by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), South Asia’s Premier and Sri Lanka’s largest ICT exposition “INFOTEL” will be hosting its 14th edition from 20th – 22nd November 2015 at BMICH, Colombo.

INFOTEL 2015 will be targeting  to connect citizens not just through education and information, but also by providing to its end consumers a whole new world of intelligent devices and systems.

You can join the #INFOTEL2015 conversation on Twitter here.

WordPress Security Tip

WordPress will by default name the administrator user account as admin. If you haven’t made any changes while installing WordPress, that is probably what you will use to log in.

WordPress Tips

The issue with this is evident: if someone wanted to gain access to your blog, all they would need to do is to keep using the “admin” user name with a number of passwords combinations. This is called brute force attack, and with automated tools it works quite often.

Whenever installing WordPress from scratch, therefore, remember to use some other name instead of admin for the administrator user account. If you already have WordPress installed, the fix is very simple. Just create a new user and set it as administrator. Then log in with that new user and delete the “admin” user. Don’t worry if you have many posts written by the user, WordPress will ask whether you want to delete them or re-assign them to a new user (choose the latter obviously).

As for choosing the new user name, make sure that it is not similar to the name you display publicly on your blog. If you sign your posts as John Doe, for instance, naming the administrator user as “john” or “johndoe” wouldn’t help. You need something that others won’t be able to guess easily.

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