There have always been a lot of brute force attempts/bot scans and hacking attempts on WordPress hosted sites (due to flaws in the core and a multitude of insecure plugins) – this site being no exception (they’ve even done some minor damage before). But things appear to have really ramped up recently with a large [...]
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This is pretty apt after we wrote about WebsiteDefender – Ensure Your Website Security on Monday, a platform for securing web applications with a focus on WordPress. Today a zero-day in a very commonly used WordPress library hit quite a few news sites. The flaw is in an image utility called TimThumb which is used [...]
WebsiteDefender is an online service that monitors your website for hacker activity, audits the security of your web site and gives you easy to understand solutions to keep your website safe. With WebsiteDefender you can: Detect Malware present on your website Audit your web site for security issues Avoid getting blacklisted by Google Keep your [...]
WPScan is a vulnerability scanner which checks the security of WordPress installations using a black box approach (scanning without any prior knowledge of what has been installed etc). Features Username enumeration (from author querystring and location header) Weak password cracking (multithreaded) Version enumeration (from generator meta tag) Vulnerability enumeration (based on version) Plugin enumeration (2220 [...]
Ah it’s WordPress again, sometimes I wonder how many holes there are in WordPress. I guess a dedicated attacker could find some serious ones with the complexity of the code base. It’s suspected some of the recent high profile breaches have come from WordPress exploits. The latest one to become public is a simple but [...]
Recently a bug in certain versions of PHP came to the attention of the WordPress developers, this bug could cause a security vulnerability in your any blogs running version 2.0.6 or below blog. It was fairly easy to work around, so they decided to release 2.0.7, just 10 days after the release of 2.0.6, to [...]
WordPress was “born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system built on PHP and MySQL and licensed under the GPL. It is the official successor of b2/cafelog. WordPress is fresh software, but its roots and development go back to 2001. It is a mature and stable product. We hope by focusing [...]