Category Archives WordPress Security

How To Remove "Deceptive Site Ahead" Warning

I am sure, you got a mini heart attack to have your website flagged with a scary looking red screen with the message Deceptive Site Ahead in it. And you have been striving to retrieve your website from that danger ever since maybe. Yes, you are in the right place. In this article, we will try to answer most questions around that dreaded sentence “Deceptive Site Ahead”. Further, we will help you in removing that face shaming message from your website.

25 Best WordPress Security Practices (2019)

WordPress is currently powering millions of websites on the internet. While this Content Management System is easy-to-use, it has also fallen victim to repeated security attacks over the last 5 years. In this post, you’ll find out what are the platform’s vulnerabilities, the most common attacks, and best WordPress security practices.

15 Useful WordPress Configurations Tricks That You may Not Know by Jacob Dhillon

WordPress is a versatile content management system (CMS) that gives webmasters the opportunity to edit and change a wide range of website elements. This is exactly what makes the platform so popular worldwide, so now we can see that WordPress powers one-third of the entire Internet. But you do have to learn a few simple lines in order to get the job done properly, so keep reading our post to see 15 useful WordPress configuration tricks.

WordPress Plugin Slimstat Version

The website analytics plugin for WordPress Slimstat, has been found vulnerable to stored XSS (cross-site scripting) vulnerability in versions <=4.8. At moment of writing this blog, it is installed on 1,00,000+ websites. Slimstat is a known plugin for tracking website analytics in real time, it monitors and reports stats of access logs, returning customers and registered users, JavaScript events, etc.

Critical XSS Vulnerability in FB messenger live chat

Owing to the widespread presence of WordPress, hackers, in fact try incessantly to make past every popular WordPress plugin. As a result, vulnerability disclosures in WordPress plugins almost seem like a never ending process. This time its Fb messenger live chat by Zotabox. So, FB messenger live chat by Zotabox has recently been disclosed to have persistent XSS vulnerability.

Popular Plugin Ninja Forms Vulenrable to Arbitrary File Upload & Path Traversal

Ninja Forms, is a WordPress plugin which allows websites to facilitate creating and customizing forms just by dragging and dropping. Moreover, it is currently in use on 1 million+ websites. This data, obviously, hints at the popularity Ninja forms when enjoying when the news of Ninja Forms' "File upload" extension being vulnerable to arbitrary file upload and path traversal surfaced a day ago. And it was quite a shocker.

You are starting a new business and want to launch a website and are looking for a robust Content Management System (CMS). Your friend suggests you WordPress as the obvious choice because of the availability of multitude themes and plug-ins and low effort basic installation. But your major concern is security. You ask, Is WordPress Secure?

10 Things You Need to Think About When It Comes to WooCommerce Security

When it comes to shopping online, security is one of the main concerns you’ll be thinking about. After all, you want to make sure you’re spending your money in the right places while ensuring your personal details are secure, safe, and not at risk of being stolen. However, if you are someone running an online business where people are using your services, this means you need to be offering a secure and safe service for them to use. One of the most common platforms for running an e-commerce store is, of course, WooCommerce - a WordPress plugin and payment platform.

Woocommerce Abandoned Cart Plugin exploited

Abandoned Cart Plugin in WooCommerce Abused - Update Immediately  WordPress-based sites are under attack from hackers exploiting an XSS vulnerability in the woocommerce-abandoned-cart plugin to plant backdoors and take over vulnerable sites. The woocommerce-abandoned-cart plugin, allows the owners of WooCommerce sites to track abandoned shopping carts in order to recover those sales. A lack of sanitation on guest user input and…

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