WordPress – Disabling XML-RPC and Rest API to improve security

In WordPress we have always had inbuilt features that let us remotely interact with our site. We have two different approaches available: XML-RPC, a legacy method, or the newer Wordpress REST API that simplifies the remote interactivity and development of external apps. We can disable both of them if we do not need any remote access to the site and/or we do not use any app for the Wordpress resource. Read More …

Powershell – Test URL “ping” from command line

The following scenario could be useful for those that need to regularly monitor the response type of specifc URL or URLs; this can be done quite easily by using Powershell. The approach can be easily integrated in functions and automated/scheduled scripts to get a periodic status of the URLs monitored. Read More …

Python – What is a Dataframe?

A dataframe is a two-dimensional data structure, i.e., data is aligned in a tabular fashion in rows and columns, exactly as you would see in a classic Excel spreadsheet. In other terms, Pandas DataFrame is nothing but an in-memory representation of an Excel sheet via Python programming language.
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Encrypt and store passwords securely in PowerShell scripts

Encrypting passwords (and usernames) in Powershell scripts that will be used in scheduled tasks could be very useful to automatize important tasks in test/development/production environments. Let’s see how to do this. Read More …