WordPress 4.7.1 Security Release with PHPMailer Fix

WordPress 4.7.1 was released on Wednesday. It contains 8 security fixes including a fix for the PHPMailer issue, which we reported on in late December. While there are no known publicly available exploits for the PHPMailer issue, it is an especially high risk vulnerability. If exploited, the remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability could allow an attacker to […]

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How the Wordfence Firewall Works

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on January 10, 2017 by Mark Maunder   17 Replies    In April of 2016 Wordfence launched a full featured WordPress firewall. Since then we have released improvements that make Wordfence faster and better at blocking attacks. If you’re not a security professional it may not be clear what the Wordfence […]

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How To Craft Featured Images That Make Your Blog Instantly Recognizable for Increased Engagement

Aside from headlines, what’s the most consumed piece of content on your blog? This isn’t supposed to be a trick question or some kind of unexpected reveal. The answer is likely plastered at the top of every article you’ve ever published. Like moths to a flame, human eyes are automatically drawn to a blog’s featured images and will visually devour them without even intending to […]

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