New Linux Server Vulnerability

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Written by Michael Moore on January 27, 2021 Last Updated on January 27, 2021 Security researchers at Qualys discovered a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in the Linux program sudo. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to increase the privileges and take over the server. How does this server vulnerability affect WordPress websites? The majority of the…

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2021, Part 2

WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2021, Part 2

Written by Michael Moore on January 27, 2021 Last Updated on January 27, 2021 New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of January. This post covers the recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your…

The Wordfence 2020 WordPress Threat Report

The Wordfence 2020 WordPress Threat Report

Over the course of 2020, and in the process of protecting over 4 million WordPress customers, the Wordfence Wordfence colleagues gathered a massive amount of raw data from attacks targeting WordPress and infection trends, in addition to the malware samples gathered by our Site Cleaning team. Attacks on WordPress can be categorized in three major…

WordPress security & hardening, the definitive guide

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WordPress is massively popular. Around every one in five sites on the Internet uses WordPress in some form. Be that to run a humble blog, or a multi-site Content Management System (CMS) or eCommerce site. As a result, it is no surprise that WordPress websites are a very popular target for both experienced hackers and…

Supporting Remote Students with Free Site Audits & Cleanings

Supporting Remote Students with Free Site Audits & Cleanings

Wordfence announces a new program offering free site cleaning and site audits to public schools in the United States. We talk about why we’re offering this program and how to help schools take advantage of it. We also talk about the growing prevalence of WordPress as a content management system and how the incoming administration…

improved plugin interoperability & bug fixes

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Today we are in the third week of 2021, and we are happy to announce the third plugin update of the year: Password Policy Manager 2.3.4. This update features better interoperability with third party plugins, a few minor improvements, and a number of bug fixes. Let’s dive right into the below highlight to see what…

Announcing Free Site Cleaning & Site Security Audits for K-12 Public Schools

Announcing Free Site Cleaning & Site Security Audits for K-12 Public Schools

This entry was posted in Wordfence on January 21, 2021 by Kathy Zant   0 Replies Wordfence, the leading provider of WordPress security software and services, is announcing today that we are, effective immediately, offering free site cleaning and site security audit services to K-12 public schools in the United States who use WordPress as their content…

WordPress Security: The Ultimate Guide

WordPress Security: The Ultimate Guide

WordPress security can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. In this comprehensive guide to WordPress security, we’ve simplified the basics of securing your WordPress website so that any non-technical person can understand and protect their website from hacker attacks. This guide to WordPress security is broken down into 10 easily digestible sections. Each…

WordPress Vulnerabilities Explained

WordPress Vulnerabilities Explained

Unfortunately, WordPress vulnerabilities exist. WordPress vulnerabilities can exist in your plugins, your themes, and even WordPress core. And since WordPress now powers nearly 40% of all websites, the task of understanding vulnerabilities is even more important. Simply put: you have to vigilant about your website’s security. If you aren’t a WordPress security expert, understanding all…

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