Recently, Finnish security researcher Joukou Pynnonen revealed a security flaw in Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin which allowed hackers to take over the administrator account of any CMS on which the plugin was installed. One of the most popular SEO tools on the web; Yoast’s plugin has been downloaded nearly seven million times – meaning there’s a staggering number of WordPress sites impacted by the vulnerability. Unfortunately, this story is nothing new. Read more
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CMS-Targeted Attacks Are Only Going To Get More Frequent: Here’s How To Protect Yourself
Protecting Your WordPress Blog From A DDoS Attack
You could be forgiven for thinking Distributed Denial of Service attacks aren’t really anything to be taken seriously. After all, they’re basically the hacking equivalent of driving a truck into a storefront. Although they can wreak a bit of havoc, they don’t require any real technical skill, and as such they’re pretty easy to defend against, right?
Right? Read more
Keeping Your Website Safe From WordPress’s XSS Vulnerability