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PHP 8: What WordPress Users Need to Know - Wordfence Blog

PHP 8.0 is set to be released on November 26, 2020. As the programming language powering WordPress sites, PHP’s latest version offers new features that developers will find useful and improvements that promise to greatly enhance security and performance in… Continue Reading →

Episode 96: Hosting Provider Failures and Incident Response Preparedness - Wordfence Blog

Two hosting providers experienced outages this week. GoDaddy had a brief outage affecting numerous systems on Tuesday, November 17. had an extensive outage due to ransomware that affected all systems. We discuss what types of incident response preparations site… Continue Reading →

Large-Scale Attacks Target Epsilon Framework Themes - Wordfence Blog

On November 17, 2020, our Threat Intelligence team noticed a large-scale wave of attacks against recently reported Function Injection vulnerabilities in themes using the Epsilon Framework, which we estimate are installed on over 150,000 sites. So far today, we have… Continue Reading →

Episode 94: Hosting Provider Exposed 63 Million Customer Records - Wordfence Blog

A hosting provider exposed over 63 million customer records via an open elastic search database containing verbose logs with plain-text username/password credentials for numerous WordPress, Magento and other sites. We also talk about the security updates in WordPress 5.5.2/5.5.3 and… Continue Reading →

Episode 92: WordPress Forced Security Autoupdate Protects Sites from Loginizer Vulnerability - Wordfence Blog

An easily exploitable SQL injection vulnerability was discovered in the Loginizer plugin installed on over one million WordPress sites, causing the WordPress team to force an update to sites using the vulnerable version. The Justice Department is filing antitrust suit… Continue Reading →

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