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How To Control Sensitive Information In Site Manager

This article is part of the Protecting WordPress index, but can be generally applied to your account and security practices! 

Permissions on files are configurable for a reason. Control what files are visible to the world, and limit particulars about your account functionality.

  • For example, disable world read permissions on the readme.html file to avoid letting outsiders see what version of WordPress you're using.
  • Make sure you don't have phpinfo.php or i.php files accessible to everyone.
  • DO NOT leave .sql backup files in your web directory - your usernames and passwords are saved in those files along with all your posts and comments.

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