Security – Internet, WordPress, and otherwise

PHP_SELFish Part 2 – Reflected XSS in Easy Social Icons

PHP_SELFish Part 2 – Reflected XSS in Easy Social Icons

Today’s post is part two of a two part blog post. It describes a cross site scripting vulnerability in the Easy Social Icons plugin that exploits the PHP_SELF variable. In yesterday’s post, we described another plugin, underConstruction, suffering from a similar...

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WordPress Hacked: 7 Warning Signs To Watch

WordPress Hacked: 7 Warning Signs To Watch

One of the most frustrating and stressful situations you could ever run into as a WordPress site owner is finding out that your site has been hacked. One minute your site is humming along, bringing in traffic and, hopefully, revenue. And then, next thing you know, you...

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Interview with Aurelio Volle, WP Umbrella CMO & Product Owner

Interview with Aurelio Volle, WP Umbrella CMO & Product Owner

Aurelio Volle is the Chief Marketing Officer and Product Owner of LIVEN – the umbrella company that has brought us Image SEO Optimizer and WP Umbrella – a PHP errors, performance, and uptime monitoring service for WordPress. With 4 degrees to his name, he works as a...

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WP Briefing: Episode 16: A Sneak Peek at WordPress 5.9

WP Briefing: Episode 16: A Sneak Peek at WordPress 5.9

In addition to this episode’s small list of big things, Josepha Haden Chomphosy reviews the upcoming 5.9 WordPress release and its Full Site Editing features. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a...

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Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes: 9 Reasons to Avoid Them

Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes: 9 Reasons to Avoid Them

As a WordPress site owner, have you considered using nulled WordPress plugins and themes on your website? Or are you currently using a nulled WordPress plugin or theme on your WordPress site right now? If you’re not familiar with nulled WordPress plugins and themes,...

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Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes: 9 Reasons to Avoid Them

Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes: 9 Reasons to Avoid Them

As a WordPress site owner, have you considered using nulled WordPress plugins and themes on your website? Or are you currently using a nulled WordPress plugin or theme on your WordPress site right now? If you’re not familiar with nulled WordPress plugins and themes,...

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WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.8.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 60 bug fixes in addition to 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.4 have also been...

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HTTP vs HTTPS: 5 Things to Know Before You Switch

HTTP vs HTTPS: 5 Things to Know Before You Switch

What exactly is the difference between HTTP vs HTTPS? HTTP has been used by websites since the inception of the public Internet. However, in 2014, Google put out a strong recommendation that all websites switch from HTTP to HTTPS. Up until that point, it was mostly...

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Why you should use a log management service?

Why you should use a log management service?

Logs provide the foundational data to support performance, user and technical monitoring on your WordPress sites and the web servers they run. With them you can understand who changed what and when. You can then use this log data to troubleshoot technical and...

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Terms of Use Violation

Wordfence is used by millions of free and paid customers around the world to secure their WordPress websites. We serve a broad range of customers across the globe, from diverse cultures, with diverse backgrounds, and who have diverse political views. As an...

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10 Most Vulnerable WordPress Plugins (exploited by hackers)

10 Most Vulnerable WordPress Plugins (exploited by hackers)

In WordPress, popular plugins are often the most exploited plugins. There is a reason for that: the more popular a plugin is, the more sites it is installed on, and therefore the rewards of a vulnerability on a popular plugin are huge for a hacker.  In order to...

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