WordPress has a lot of excellent security features. One of these features is the ability to specify randomized keys and salts to help keep cookies and form nonces secure.
Sadly, there are a lot of WordPress users who miss out on this extra security because they haven’t configured it for their site.
That’s why I’m happy to announce that from today, VaultPress will help you out by detecting sites that haven’t set up any keys or salts. It’ll offer to fix the problem for you too, by generating and inserting long and secure randomized values.
Be warned that when your keys and salts are reconfigured, any logged in users at your site will be logged out, and will have to log in again. After that, everything should work as it did before the update — except with stronger security!