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Vulnerabilities Digest: June 2020

Highlights for June 2020 Cross site scripting is still the most common vulnerability in WordPress Plugins. Bad actors are taking advantage of the lack of restrictions in critical functions and issues surrounding user input data sanitization. Massive local file...

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Dangerous Website Backups

It’s a well-known fact that website backups are important for mitigating a plethora of site issues. They can help restore a site after a compromise or even facilitate the investigative process by providing a clean code base to compare the current site state to....

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What is the Gibberish Hack?

Discovering some random folder with numbers and letters you don’t remember on your website would make any website owner put on their detective cap. At first, you may think, “Did I leave my FTP client open and my cat ran across the keyboard?” But when...

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What is a Website Defacement?

Website defacement is the most obvious sign of a hack. In these cases, bad actors who have gained access to an environment leave their mark through digital vandalism. For website owners, it means trying to access your homepage, only to find all of the code and content...

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Labs Notes Monthly Recap – May/2020

In 2020, we doubled up our research efforts to report on many new attacks and hacks that we see in the wild. We believe that being informed is a big part of having a good website security posture. Sucuri Labs provides website malware research updates directly from our...

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WordPress News

WordPress 5.5 Beta 1

WordPress 5.5 Beta 1 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 the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.5 beta in...

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The Month in WordPress: June 2020

June was an exciting month for WordPress! Major changes are coming to the Gutenberg plugin, and WordCamp Europe brought the WordPress community closer together. Read on to learn more and to get all the latest updates.  WordPress 5.4.2 released We said hello to...

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Equity and the Power of Community

Over the past week, I’ve been thinking a lot about George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. I have been thinking about white supremacy, the injustice that Black women and men are standing up against across the world, and all the injustices I can’t...

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The Month in WordPress: May 2020

May was an action-packed month for WordPress! WordPress organizers are increasingly moving WordCamps online, and contributors are taking big steps towards Full Site Editing with Gutenberg. To learn more and get all the latest updates, read on.  Gutenberg 8.1 and...

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