Password Protect USB Pen Drive to Safeguard Datacomtechef data
Some time the data in your USB pen drive may be insecure and you should safeguard the data from the evil person. One of the best and productive way is to encrypt and password protect the USB pen drive. USB Safeguard is free, portable and light-weight utility which takes all the care about the security of the data in the USB pen drive.
Using USB Safeguard is very easy and simple. Just place the usbsafeguard.exe file to your USB drive.
Now to password protect any file and folder of the drive, just run that application by clicking on it. You will be prompted for entering password in a stylish window.
After providing the password and confirming that, you will get the interface where you can encrypt any file or folder of the pen drive by drag and drop method. You can encrypt the files one by one or all the files at a time. Dropping the files or folders will ask you to select the encryption label.
Select any one of the options that you prefer and remove your USB drive.
When you want to access your encrypted files from any computer, insert the pen drive in the USB port. IF you open the drive from the Windows explorer, you won’t find the files or folders that you have encrypted. So run the application again and it will ask you to put the password.
USB Safeguard comes with an onscreen keyboard to protect you from the keylogger or such hacking tools. You can put your password by clicking the onscreen keys from that keyboard.
After putting your password, you will get your encrypted files in a different window. Select the file(s) and click on Decrypt.
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Move WordPress Core Files in Custom location to Protect from Hackerscomtechef data
Nowadays, the WordPress has become the best blogging platform and mostly used by people. But do you know that a lots of hackers are always trying to get into your WordPress system? They, generally use some SQL injection in your WordPress admin templates. Most of the blogger install the WordPress in the root directory and keep the whole things as it was at the time of installation. So hackers can easily know about all your WordPress core file location and try to break the WP security.
To prevent them from these peripheral, the best practice is to move your WordPress core files from the default location, so that any body can’t know about them. As a result, hackers will remain failure to perform any type of evil action with your blog.
The scenario starts here
At first, take a full backup of your WordPress blog to ensure that you can restore the stable state of your blog if any thing goes wrong with your site configuration.
Moving the core files
- Log-in to your FTP and create a directory at as deep as you like. For instance the location may be
- Download the followings from your current installation directory (generally /public_html/)
– wp-admin directory
– wp-includes directory
– wp-content directory
and all php files in the same folder like index.php, wp-config.php, wp-activate.php, wp-blog-header.php, wp-atom.php, wp-comments.php and so on. Also download the .HTACCESS file.
- Upload all the files and directory that you’ve downloaded in the step 2 at your desired location (/public_html/example/data/some_directory/core/). Wait for a while until the uploading process completes.
- Don’t delete the existing directories, currently on your server. You can do it later.
Make a small change in your WordPress settings
Log-in to your WP admin area and go to Settings > General. Now at “WordPress address url” field write down the complete url of the directory where you’ve uploaded the files in step 3. In this example the path should be http://www.techtipsgeek.com/example/data/somedirectory/core
- Save the changes by clicking on the “Save changes” button.
- Immediately after this, your blog home can be messed up and you will get some error massage. Don’t worry! Things are yet to complete.
- Download the ‘index.php’ file from your root directory and open it with Notepad. Search for the line
- Change the above code as
As for this example the code should be
- Upload the edited version of ‘index.php’ in the root drive over writing the existing one.
That’s all. You have successfully moved your WordPress core files in a custom location.
What will be my WordPress login link?
Further the old login link will not work. Your new login link would behttp://yourdomain/new_directory/wp-login.php. For instance the new login url is http://www.techtipsgeek.com/example/data/some_directory/core/wp-login.php.
Should I delete My old files from the root directory?
Well! once you’ve successfully moved the WordPress core files and your site is running properly, you can delete all the WordPress files from the root drive except the wp-content directory, ‘index.php’ and .HTACCESS file.
You should concentrate here
- Do not delete the wp-content folder from its old location as it contains the folder “Upload” where the post images of your blog resides. Deleting that folder will make lost your post from their images. But if you want not to keep the wp-content folder in two locations as there exists another in the new location then you can host post images in a subdomain or update the previous post with the new image path. Both the method has been described in the article Host Images of WordPress Blog in a Subdomain for Better Speed.
- Don’t publish the login link in your website so that any body can find again your WP core file location. Otherwise, all your labour will become meaningless.
Does your WordPress still reside at the root directory or in a different custom location? Share with us in the comment section.