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How to Add HTTP Security Headers in WordPress (5 Types)

Posted by Torque Mag on June 15, 2021 at 7:12 am
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WordPress is one of the world’s most popular Content Management Systems (CMS). However, it’s also a favorite target among hackers, with 4.3 billion attempts to exploit vulnerabilities recorded in a single year. As a site owner, you may find this figure very worrying.  Thankfully, there are ways to make your site less susceptible to attacks. By becoming an expert in HTTP security headers, you can restrict the actions that servers and browsers can perform – even if your site contains a known vulnerability.  In this post, we’ll discuss what HTTP headers are, and why they’re an important tool in any website owner’s arsenal. We’ll then show you how to add five security headers to your site, using the popular Redirection plugin. Let’s get started!  An Introduction to HTTP Security Headers (And How They Can Benefit Your Website) Whenever someone visits your site, your server will send an HTTP response header to their browser. These headers tell the browser how to act throughout its interactions with your website, including how to display errors and manage the cache. In this post, we’ll be focusing on HTTP security headers. These specify the security-related details of HTTP communication, and can harden your site against…

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