Security – Internet, WordPress, and otherwise

WordPress Security Updates: July 2020

WordPress Security Updates: July 2020

This monthly report is provided for the WordPress community at large from Pagely’s head of security, Robert Rowley. Rowley and the entire security team keep their finger on the pulse of any potential vulnerabilities that might affect our customers, as well as any...

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Newsletter Plugin Vulnerabilities Affect Over 300,000 Sites

Newsletter Plugin Vulnerabilities Affect Over 300,000 Sites

On July 13, 2020, our Threat Intelligence team was alerted to a recently patched vulnerability in Newsletter, a WordPress plugin with over 300,000 installations. While investigating this vulnerability, we discovered two additional, more serious vulnerabilities,...

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Attacking and Enumerating Joomla

Attacking and Enumerating Joomla

Recent statistics show Joomla is a popular open-source Content Management System (CMS), with close to 6% of all websites. It is open-source, free to download, and easy to use. These things make it a popular option. Similar to WordPress's plugins, Joomla allows...

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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate

WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.5. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and...

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WordPress 5.5 Beta 4

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 in two ways: WordPress 5.5...

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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Trusted Devices

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Trusted Devices

In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover Trusted Devices, a really cool way to help...

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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: User Groups

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: User Groups

In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover User Groups, a really cool feature to apply...

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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Site Scan

iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Site Scan

In the Feature Spotlight posts, we highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are shining the spotlight on the iThemes Security Pro Site Scan, a great...

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How To Backup Your WordPress Database

How To Backup Your WordPress Database

Want to recover the database of your WordPress site? Or looking to take a backup of your WordPress database to be safe?Your WordPress database stores content, user data, configurations, and other data that is vital to the functioning of your website.If you lose your...

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What is SSL and Why Is It Critical in 2020?

What is SSL and Why Is It Critical in 2020?

Secure Sockets Layer, also known as SSL, is a security technology that provides encryption between a client and a webserver. To understand this a bit more simply, a “client” is a web browser like Chrome or Safari, and a “webserver” is your website or online store. An...

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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: July 2020, Part 2

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: July 2020, Part 2

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of July, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin, theme and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins...

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WP 2FA 1.4: Support for Authy, FreeOTP, and other 2FA apps

WP 2FA 1.4: Support for Authy, FreeOTP, and other 2FA apps

Many have chosen to use our WP 2FA plugin because you do not have to be a developer or a security ninja to enable and require 2FA on your website. Our two-factor authentication plugin is dead easy to use. Today, we are taking it a step further; we are releasing an...

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WordPress 5.5 Beta 3

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development,so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 in two ways: WordPress 5.5 is...

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