New Vulnerabilities in 6 Popular WordPress Plugins

This entry was posted in WordPress Security on November 11, 2015 by mark   40 Replies This week we have several high profile plugin vulnerabilities we’d like to bring your attention to. If you are using one of these plugins, upgrade to the fixed version immediately. Fast Secure Contact Form (400,000+ active installs) version 4.0.37 and earlier contain […]

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Moving to Endpoint Security for WordPress

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on November 3, 2015 by mark   19 Replies You’ve probably seen the term ‘endpoint’ talked about in the press recently in the context of information security. Lets discuss what a network endpoint is, why securing endpoints can dramatically strengthen your overall security posture and why big vendors like Intel […]

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Brute Force Attacks, Presidential Candidates and Plugin Vulnerabilities

This entry was posted in General Security, Wordfence, WordPress Security on October 27, 2015 by mark   43 Replies Early this week we are tracking an approximate doubling of brute force attacks (login guessing attacks) on WordPress sites. Our attacks per minute increased from 10,000 per minute to around 20,000 per minute on Monday evening. Historically this is […]

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Akismet XSS Vulnerability

This entry was posted in WordPress Security on October 19, 2015 by mark   6 Replies A vulnerability in Akismet emerged last week and because Akismet is one of the most widely used plugins for WordPress, we wanted to bring it to your attention. Akismet is a comment spam filter for WordPress and in general, it does […]

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