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WordPress Code Injection

Wordpress sites have always been targets for internet fraudsters owing to its large user base and a wide range of functionalities. Using vulnerable Plugins, not timely updating to the latest versions, not applying patches regularly, and carelessness in security measures are the major reasons for a large number of attacks on Wordpress Sites. Unfinished Wordpress installations have rendered the world's…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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