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How Does the WordPress DoS Exploit Work?

Wordpress, one of the most popular content management systems in the world is rendered vulnerable to yet another vulnerability capable of bringing down an entire WordPress powered system. Statistically powering nearly 29% of the web, an unattended Wordpress vulnerability breeds serious consequences for businesses and websites. The Wordpress DoS Vulnerability The vulnerability (CVE-2018-6389) was discovered by Israeli researcher Barak Tawily. According to Tawily, the flaw…

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Malware attacks are bad! They bring your business to a stand still and cause a loss money, reputation and even customers. Usually business owners only start caring about malware after they get infected with it. As they say everyone feels secure until they get hacked, and they haven't got hacked until now because a hacker didn't try. Once infected, it…

Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla together occupy the maximum market share in Content Management Systems (CMS) used to develop websites. These CMSs provide the building blocks for a large part of the internet and attract a horde of hackers. They are a prime target for malicious attacks mostly involving data theft, transaction fraud or SEO spamming. Also, check our blog post on…

Removing Pub2srv malware from Opencart & WordPress

We’ve been watching a specific malware infection targeting OpenCart & WordPress websites for several months. It's commonly referred to as the pub2srv malware infection which redirects your website visitors to other malicious domains like go.pub2srv[.]com go.mobisla[.]com go.oclaserver[.com] deloton.com/afu.php?zoneid= site Dolohen.com Also, Google will suspend your Ads under Malicious links on your website. Few of them are https://defpush.com/ntfc.php?p=1565632 https://deloplen.com/apu.php?zoneid=1558096 https://go.mobisla.com/notice.php?p=1558098&interactive=1&pushup=1 https://mobpushup.com/notice.php?p=1558098&interactive=1&pushup=1 https://wowreality.info/page.js?wm=gr…

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…

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…

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