I recently took a WordPress 3 essential training from lynda.com with Morten Rand-Hendriksen. And he suggested installing wordpress in a different subdirectory rather than installing in the root. I wanted to know how much of a difference does this make security wise or will it be more trouble down the road setting it up this way.
The version he was using was 3.3.1 and I'm not sure with the new version (3.6) of wordpress installation in a subdirectory gives any security benefits i.e the security has been increased.
I googled security for wordpress but installing it in a different directory didn't show. Other things such as db prefixes, htaccess modifications did show.
Also similar question regarding the use of a throaway FTP account (another thing suggested by Morten) to upload files or is a single sFTP account sufficient?
I haven't installed my site yet. Wanted some feedback before I do, I'm using dreamhost if that helps!