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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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The Mystery Admin User

One of our clients recently submitted a malware removal request with a curious problem: A mystery admin user kept getting re-created on their website. Try as they might, nothing they did would get rid of this user; it just kept coming back. A suspicious “user” that...

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WordPress News

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 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 3 in two ways: Try the...

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WordPress 5.5 Beta 2

WordPress 5.5 Beta 2 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 2 in two ways: Try...

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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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