Category Archives WordPress Security

Wordpress, the juggernaut CMS powering more than 1 billion websites, most notable ones being Techcrunch, The New Yorker, Sony, and MTV among many other, is not devoid of vulnerabilities when it comes to website security. Recently, one of its most popular plugins, WP Statistics, was deemed as flawed, rendering nearly 300,000 websites open to exploitation by attackers online. The plugin WP Statistics has…

Powering nearly 75 million websites globally and deemed as the most favorable CMS platform of all, Wordpress is widely used by most online retailers and entrepreneurs when it comes to conducting online business. The popularity splurges as the CMS adheres to a ready-to-use, SEO friendly and mobile compatible templates. A plethora of Wordpress plugins are available today, which carries out…

15 Signs Your Website Has Been Hacked

Most customers discover that their website is hacked on seeing the 'Red Screen of Death' by Google or when a customer tells them. This can be dangerous because it means your website has been infected for a long time and may have damaged your website's reputation and privacy. Websites have become central to all businesses these days. They handle everything from e-Commerce…

WooCommerce Security Tips

Statistics from the Small Business Trends website show that 43 percent of cyber attacks target small businesses. As expected, the risks go up when businesses are banking on ecommerce solutions such as WooCommerce. This plugin is manageable, works seamlessly with WordPress, and is compatible with basic website optimization functions. It’s also free! The basic themes are, anyway. With all these…

Japanese SEO Spam/Keyword Hack Many website owners have contacted us worried about Japanese SEO Spam or Japanese Keyword Hack in Google search results for their websites. This happens when different web pages are shown to search engines and normal visitors. This particular Blackhat SEO technique hijacks Google search results by displaying Japanese words in the title and description of the infected…

A recently discovered unpatched vulnerability has rendered Wordpress. the most popular CMS in the world in peril of user credential exposure. The vulnerability could allow hackers to compromise targeted admin passwords. What's more perturbing is that it renders all versions of Wordpress as vulnerable. The wordpress vulnerability (CVE-2017-8295) had been brought to light by Dawid Golunski, a Polish security researcher who reported…

E-Commerce Security is often not the top priority of store owners. If given an analogy between physical stores and electronic retail stores, people invest into the security of their physical stores in terms of CCTV cameras,  alarm systems, door locks and more. This arrangement is made to save yourself from shoplifting. People need to understand that shoplifting, when done in electronic…

A critical privilege injection vulnerability has been reported in WordPress 4.70 and 4.71. The vulnerability allows an unauthenticated hacker to modify content of a page/post in WordPress site. The vulnerability was found in the REST API added by WordPress in one of its recent release. As soon as the vulnerability was discovered, WordPress security team worked on the patch and…

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