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Examining Emerging Backdoors

Next up in our “This didn’t quite make it into the 2021 Threat Report, but is still really cool” series: New backdoors! Backdoors are a crucial component of a website infection. They allow the attackers ongoing access to the compromised environment and provide them a...

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Hacked Website Threat Report 2021

Our 2021 Website Threat Research Report details our findings and analysis of emerging and ongoing trends and threats in the website security landscape. We’ve put together this analysis to help keep website owners informed and aware of the dangers posed by malicious...

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Vulnerability Roundup – April 2022

Vulnerability reports and responsible disclosures are essential for website security awareness and education. Automated attacks targeting known software vulnerabilities are one of the leading causes of website compromises. To help educate website owners on emerging...

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Keeping Up With PHP Updates

Staying on top of critical security risks and vulnerabilities is imperative for the safety of your website. Some of the types of threats impacting our client sites include injections, broken authentication, cross site scripting, or even attackers targeting components...

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Sucuri WordPress Plugin += Sucuri WAF

Sucuri has always been a dedicated supporter of the WordPress community. Our free plugin was one of our first contributions to WordPress security (before bootstrapping our efforts into our WAF/CDN, Backups, and Malware Remediation services). However, over my many...

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New Wave of AnonymousFox Cron Jobs

Recently our Remediation and Research teams have noticed a new wave of malicious cron jobs associated with the notorious AnonymousFox malware. The cron jobs are purpose-built to reinfect the victim websites and make removal of the infection more cumbersome and...

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WordPress News

WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine”

Here it is! Named “Eckstine” in honor of Billy Eckstine, this latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard. Welcome to WordPress 5.5. In WordPress 5.5, your site gets new power in three major areas: speed, search, and...

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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is here! WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.5 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.5 release candidate in two ways: Try...

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The Month in WordPress: July 2020

July was an action-packed month for the WordPress project. The month saw a lot of updates on one of the most anticipated releases – WordPress 5.5! WordCamp US 2020 was canceled and the WordPress community team started experimenting with different formats for...

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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.5. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with...

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WordPress 5.5 Beta 4

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 is now available! 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 WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 in two ways: Try the...

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