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WP Cerber Security 8.3


In responding to new cybersecurity threats and risks, we continue to improve the intelligence of WP Cerber Security algorithms. Here is what you can do with this version.

Use Two-Factor Authentication

Now you can protect user accounts with two-factor authentication (2FA) in a couple of clicks. This feature provides an additional layer of security requiring a second factor of identification beyond just a username and password. When 2FA is enabled on a website, it requires a user to provide an additional verification code when signing into the website. Read more: How to enable two-factor authentication for WordPress.

Block registrations with unwanted email addresses

A couple of new settings for limiting email addresses that permitted to be used when a user registers on the website. You can specify email addresses, wildcards or REGEX patterns. To specify a domain, use the wildcard like *@domain.com, to specify a domain zone: *.net. The new settings are located on the Global tab which is on the User Policies admin page.

Block registrations with unwanted email addresses

Block registrations with unwanted email addresses

Block access to the WordPress Dashboard on a per-role basis

A new set of role-based settings brings more granular control to user-specific settings.

Per-role settings for WordPress

New per-role settings for WordPress

Minor changes and updates

  1. The Users tab is now under the new User Policies admin menu.
  2. Handling license keys have been improved to avoid conflicts with caching plugins and caching engines with aggressive and unmanageable caching.

Bugs fixed

  1. Switching to the English language in Cerber’s admin interface has no effect if WordPress uses a¬†language pack automatically installed from wordpress.org.
  2. While using Cerber.Hub on a master website: user roles on a slave website are not displayed on the Activity log and Live Traffic page.
  3. Multiple notifications about a new version of the plugin in the WordPress dashboard.

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I'm a team lead in Cerber Tech. I'm a software & database architect, WordPress - PHP - SQL - JavaScript developer. I started coding in 1993 on IBM System/370 (yeah, that was amazing days) and today software engineering at Cerber Tech is how I make my living. I've taught to have high standards for myself as well as using them in developing software solutions.

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