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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

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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The Month in WordPress: April 2020

April continued to be a challenging time for the WordPress community, with many under stay-at-home recommendations. However, it was also an exciting month in which we created new ways to connect with and inspire each other! This month, amazing contributors moved more...

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WordPress 5.4.1

WordPress 5.4.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 17 bug fixes in addition to 7 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been...

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People of WordPress: Mario Peshev

You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. Enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress has changed people’s lives for the better. In this monthly series, we share some of...

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