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5 Types of Hackers & Why They Hack

When considering why hackers are attacking websites, you might think that there’s a specific reason they target you as a website owner—your business, your reputation, or your information. The truth is, while it feels personal to the victim, hackers rarely single out...

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Multistage WordPress Redirect Kit

Recently, one of our analysts @kpetku came across a series of semi-randomised malware injections in multiple WordPress environments. Typical of spam redirect infections, the malware redirects visitors by calling malicious files hosted on third party infected websites....

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Terms of Use Violation

Wordfence is used by millions of free and paid customers around the world to secure their WordPress websites. We serve a broad range of customers across the globe, from diverse cultures, with diverse backgrounds, and who have diverse political views. As an...

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How Passwords Get Hacked

Can you think of an online service that doesn’t require a password? Everything on the internet requires a password. However, constantly creating and remembering new and ever more complex passwords is no small task. In fact, 66% of people polled admitted to using the...

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7 Ways to Secure Magento 1

While unpatched installations of Magento 2 contain many vulnerabilities, I’m going to focus my attention on Magento 1 for this article. This is because Magento 2 provides regularly updated patches for many of the most common vulnerabilities targeting the platform....

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Best Practices for Web Form Security

Web form security  ⁠— the set of tools and practices intended to protect web forms from attacks and abuse ⁠— is one of the most critical aspects of overall website security. Web forms allow users to interact with your site and enable a lot of useful functionality....

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Examining Unique Magento Backdoors

During a recent investigation into a compromised Magento ecommerce environment, we discovered the presence of five different backdoors that would provide attackers with code execution capabilities. The techniques used by the attackers in these backdoors illustrates...

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WordPress News

WordPress 5.8 Beta 3

WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it is not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 in three ways:...

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WordPress 5.8 Beta 2

WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 in two ways:...

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WordPress 5.5.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.5.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 34 bug fixes, 5 enhancements, and 5 bug fixes for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.5, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.5.1 directly, or visit...

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The Month in WordPress: August 2020

August was special for WordPress lovers, as one of the most anticipated releases, WordPress 5.5, was launched. The month also saw several updates from various contributor teams, including the soft-launch of the Learn WordPress project and updates to Gutenberg. Read on...

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