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Backdoor in Captcha Plugin Affects 300K WordPress Sites

This code triggers an automatic update process that downloads a ZIP file from https://simplywordpress[dot]net/captcha/captcha_pro_update.php, then extracts and installs itself over the copy of the Captcha plugin running on site. The ZIP contains a few small code changes from what is in the plugin repository, and it also contains a file called plugin-update.php, which is a … Continue reading “Backdoor in Captcha Plugin Affects 300K WordPress Sites”

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6 Things Every WordPress Manager Should Know

WordPress Software — free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL that is installed on a web server. WordPress Themes — a collection of files that controls the way the website displays. WordPress Plugins — pieces of software that plugin seamlessly with WordPress software that extends functionality or adds new features. … Continue reading “6 Things Every WordPress Manager Should Know”

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WordPress 4.8 “Evans” launches with community events tie-in, media widgets, improved visual editor, and more

Version 4.8 of WordPress is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard.  New features in 4.8 add more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand. Though some updates seem minor, they’ve been built by hundreds of contributors with you in mind. Get ready for new features you’ll welcome like an old … Continue reading “WordPress 4.8 “Evans” launches with community events tie-in, media widgets, improved visual editor, and more”

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If you haven’t already updated to WordPress 4.7.2, it is only a matter of time until your website is hacked!

The table below shows defacement growth per campaign during the past 24 hours since we published the statistics above. During the past 24 hours we have seen an average growth in defaced pages per campaign of 44%. The total number of defaced pages for all these campaigns, as indexed by Google has grown from 1,496,020 to 1,893,690. That is a 26% increase in total defaced pages in just 24 hours.

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Time To Check Your WordPress Website

If automatic update are enabled and your site has likely been updated to 4.7.2. If automatic updates are not enabled, it’s time to login to WordPress and update the software. Regardless, I strongly suggest you confirm you have the update and test your website  make sure that everything is functioning as expected.  Remember to back it up … Continue reading “Time To Check Your WordPress Website”