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  1. Millions of WordPress sites hit in wide-ranging attack Vulnerable WordPress themes are leaving millions of sites at risk (Image credit: Pixabay) A WordPress vulnerability present across millions of sites is being targeted by threat actors, according to security researchers. A number of the security bugs have only recently been patched, leaving a huge number of sites at risk. The security flaw in question affects WordPress sites with Epsilon Framework themes installed. Wordfence, the WordPress security plugin pro
  2. This WordPress update might have caused your website to go berserk WordPress auto-update pushed a new alpha version by mistake (Image credit: Shutterstock) The WordPress development team inadvertently caused chaos for a number of website owners after a planned series of updates went wrong. The update, WordPress 5.5.2, was meant to patch critical security issues but also made it impossible to install WordPress on new sites that did not have a database connection configured. The WordPress team pressed pause on any more upd
  3. In all, WordPress patched 10 security bugs as part of the release of version 5.5.2 of its web publishing software. WordPress released a 5.5.2 update to its ubiquitous web publishing software platform. The update patches a high-severity bug, which could allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to take over a targeted website via a narrowly tailored denial-of-service attack. In all, the WordPress Security and Maintenance Release tackled 10 security bugs and also brought a bevy of feature enhancements to the platform. WordPress said the update was a
  4. WordPress has unveiled a new feature no website builder can match WordPress and Twitter are integrating further (Image credit: Pixabay) WordPress has announced a killer new feature that provides greater integration for Twitter users. Now, WordPress content creators can publish an entire blog post as a Twitter thread, with just two extra clicks. The new feature means that integration between the two platforms has come full circle, after WordPress announced that entire Twitter threads, also known as tweetstorms, could easi
  5. Hackers are exploiting a critical flaw affecting >350,000 WordPress sites Flaw is in File Manager, a plugin with more than 700,000 users; 52% are affected. Enlarge StickerGiant / Flickr 13 with 12 posters participating Hackers are actively exploiting a vulnerability that allows them to execute commands and malicious scripts on Websites running File Manager, a WordPress plugin with more than 700,000 active installations, researchers said on Tuesday. Word of the attacks came a few hours after the security flaw w
  6. Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases after all “We [...] apologize for any confusion that we have caused” Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Friday, the internet erupted in a small way to learn that Apple had successfully forced WordPress to monetize its free app — forcing it to sell premium plans and custom domain names seemingly just so that Apple could get its traditional 30 percent cut. But one afternoon and evening of surprise and outr
  7. WordPress founder claims Apple cut off updates to his completely free app because it wants 30 percent This sounds ridiculous Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images WordPress, the iOS app, lets you build and manage a website right from your iPhone or iPad, for free. Separately, WordPress.com also happens to sell domain names and fancier website packages. Now, WordPress founding developer Matt Mullenweg is accusing A
  8. Stealthy Malware Disguises Itself as a WordPress License Key A spam injector hides in plain site within WordPress theme files. A spam-injecting malware is targeting WordPress site owners by disguising itself as a legitimate license key for a WordPress design theme. According to analysis from Sucuri, a customer opened a malware removal ticket reporting “some weird spam URLs injected onto their WordPress website.” After further investigation into the fil
  9. Hackers Actively Exploiting Widely-Used Social Share Plugin for WordPress Hackers have been found exploiting a pair of critical security vulnerabilities in one of the popular social media sharing plugins to take control over WordPress websites that are still running a vulnerable version of the plugin. The vulnerable plugin in question is Social Warfare which is a popular and widely deployed WordPress plugin with more than 900,000 downloads. It is used to add social share butt
  10. WordPress PHP minimum requirement to change to PHP 5.6 in April and PHP 7.0 in December. The WordPress open-source content management system (CMS) will show warnings in its backend admin panel if the site runs on top of an outdated PHP version. The current plan is to have the warnings appear for sites using a PHP version prior to the 5.6.x branch (<=5.6). The warnings will contain a link to a WordPress support page with information on how site owners can update their server's underlying PHP version. In instances where site owners a
  11. WordPress shopping sites under attack Hackers using cross-site scripting (XSS) flaw in abandoned cart plugin to take over vulnerable sites. WordPress-based shopping sites are under attack from a hacker group abusing a vulnerability in a shopping cart plugin to plant backdoors and take over vulnerable sites. Attacks are currently ongoing, according to Defiant, the company behind Wordfence, a firewall plugin for WordPress sites.
  12. Arbitrary directory deletion vulnerability in WP Fastest Cache plugin patched The vulnerability CVE-2019-6726 is present during the installation alongside the WP PostRatings plugin. The flaw can lead to data loss and a potential DoS attack against vulnerable websites. The WP Fastest Cache plugin authors have released an update to fix a vulnerability in the plugin. The vulnerability in question is CVE-2019-6726, present during the installation alongside the WP PostRatings plugin.
  13. The flaws have been patched, but download figures show many sites remain vulnerable. Enlarge Michael Theis / Flickr Attackers have been actively exploiting serious vulnerabilities in two widely used WordPress plugins to compromise websites that run the extensions on top of the content management system. The two affected plugins are Easy WP SMTP with 300,000 active installations and Social Warfare, which has about 70,000 active installations. While developers have released patches for both exploited flaws, do
  14. WordPress Yellow Pencil Plugin Flaws Actively Exploited Yet another Wordpress plugin, Yellow Pencil Visual Theme Customizer, is being exploited in the wild after two software vulnerabilities were discovered. The maker of a WordPress plugin, Yellow Pencil Visual Theme Customizer, is asking all users to immediately update after it was discovered to have software vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited. The attacker exploiting
  15. WordPress sites under attack as hacker group tries to create rogue admin accounts Hackers exploit vulnerabilities in more than ten WordPress plugins to plant backdoor accounts on unpatched sites. A hacker group is exploiting vulnerabilities in more than ten WordPress plugins to create rogue admin accounts on WordPress sites across the internet. The attacks are an escalation part of a hacking campaign that started last month. During previous attacks, the hackers exploited vulnerabilities in the same plugins to plant malicious code on the hacked sites. Th
  16. Fake WordPress Plugin Comes with Cryptocurrency Mining Function Malicious plugins for WordPress websites are being used not just to maintain access on the compromised server but also to mine for cryptocurrency. Researchers at website security company Sucuri noticed the number of malicious plugins increase over the past months. The components are clones of legitimate software, altered for nefarious purposes. Normally, these fake plugins are used to give attackers access to the server even after the infection vector is removed. But they can include code f
  17. Sustaining a content site can be a challenge especially if you’re doing it full time. Ad revenue might not be sufficient and the next best option is to charge subscriptions for selected content, which is a model that’s adopted by a number of mainstream news websites. Now content creators on WordPress or Jetpack-powered websites are able to charge subscriptions easily with its new Recurring Payments feature. It is available now and it is supported in 135 countries. The Recurring Payments is introduced as a monetisation tool for content creators and it can be used
  18. Hackers actively exploit WordPress plugin flaw to send visitors to bad sites If you're seeing more malicious redirects than usual, now you know why. Enlarge / A redirection from a site still running a vulnerable version of the plugin. Hackers have been actively exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in some websites that causes the sites to redirect to malicious sites or display misleading popups, security researchers warned on Wednesday. The vulnerability was fixed two weeks ago in WP Live Chat Support, a plugi
  19. WordPress team wants to forcibly auto-update older WordPress versions to newer releases. The developers behind the WordPress open-source content management system (CMS) are working on a plan to forcibly auto-update older versions of the CMS to more recent releases. The goal of this plan is to improve the security of the WordPress ecosystem, and the internet as a whole, since WordPress installations account for more than 34% of all internet websites. Officially supported versions include only the last six WordPress major releases, which currently are al
  20. Thousands of WordPress sites redirecting users to dangerous domains Massive campaign redirects visitors to malvertising sites and plants backdoors in WordPress sites (Image credit: Pixabay) Over 900,000 WordPress sites have been targeted in a new attack campaign which aims to redirect visitors to malvertising sites or plant backdoors into a theme's header if an administrator is logged in. The majority of these attacks appear to be the work of a single threat actor based on the malicious JavaScript payload they are attemp
  21. R3dMan

    WordPress 4.9.6

    WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. We believe great software should work with minimum set up, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely. The basic WordPress software is simple and predictable so you can easily get started. It also offers powerful features for growth and success. Features: Simplicity Simplicity makes it possible for you to get online and get publishing, quickly. Nothing should get in the way of you getting your website up and your content out there
  22. More than 2,000 WordPress websites have once again been found infected with a piece of crypto-mining malware that not only steals the resources of visitors' computers to mine digital currencies but also logs visitors' every keystroke. Security researchers at Sucuri discovered a malicious campaign that infects WordPress websites with a malicious script that delivers an in-browser cryptocurrency miner from CoinHive and a keylogger. Coinhive is a popular browser-based service that offers website owners to embed a JavaScript to utilise CPUs power of their website visitors in an effort to
  23. sweeper240

    Hello Hello

    Hi nsane forums! I just found you because I was looking into different internet security options. Came upon this site with lots a great information. I am very interested in virtualization and security right now because I am building up a new website with wordpress... I know its not the most secure way to do it, but wordpress is easy to develop with and input content so the trick is making it as secure as possible. any help, tips/tricks would be greatly appreciated Thanks -sweeper240
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