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WordPress security release addresses multiple XSS vulnerabilities

John Leyden 11 June 2020 at 15:25 UTC Updated: 11 June 2020 at 15:26 UTC This week’s launch of WordPress 5.4.2 includes dozens of bug fixes WordPress’s latest release comes bundled with 23 fixes and enhancements, including patches for six moderate risk cross-site scripting (XSS) and other security bugs. WordPress 5.4.2, released on Wednesday (June 10), addresses a number of security flaws that are present in versions 5.4 and earlier of the open source content management system. Notable… More Info

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Silicon Valley Short Video Platform, Firework, Launches WordPress Plugin

REDWOOD CITY, California, June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Silicon Valley based Firework Video Network have announced the launch of their free-to-use WordPress plugin, ‘Firework Video Gallery’. The plugin will help publishers transform simple text-based WordPress site into a media-rich content avenue with the integration of a lightweight and aesthetically beautiful feed of publisher relevant short videos that will generate better website stickiness and higher engagement on the platform. ‘Firework Video Gallery’ plugin enable blogs and platforms to showcase content developed by global… More Info

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Silicon Valley Short Video Platform, Firework, Launches WordPress Plugin

REDWOOD CITY, California, June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Silicon Valley based Firework Video Network have announced the launch of their free-to-use WordPress plugin, ‘Firework Video Gallery’. The plugin will help publishers transform simple text-based WordPress site into a media-rich content avenue with the integration of a lightweight and aesthetically beautiful feed of publisher relevant short videos that will generate better website stickiness and higher engagement on the platform. ‘Firework Video Gallery’ plugin enable blogs and platforms to showcase content developed by global content… More Info

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Why updating your WordPress plugins is important

As an open source content management system (CMS), a WordPress Web site gives the consumer access to a world of website enhancing plugins. Tens of thousands of plugins to put it into perspective, each of which need to be updated regularly. But why are there so many updates available? And why should it matter to you? What is a WordPress plugin? The wonderful thing about a WordPress site is that it can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be. The plugins you choose will direct the level of complexity on your site. A plugin is essentially code that is added to the backend of… More Info

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WordPress releases version 5.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release

As noted on WordPress.org: WordPress 5.4.2 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 23 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. These bugs affect WordPress versions 5.4.1 and earlier; version 5.4.2 fixes them, so you’ll want to upgrade. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.4, there are also updated versions of 5.3 and earlier that fix the bugs for you. Security Updates WordPress versions 5.4 and earlier are affected by the following bugs, which are fixed in version 5.4.2. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.4,… More Info

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PHP Marks 25 Years – WordPress Tavern

This week the web is celebrating 25 years since Rasmus Lerdorf released version 1.0 of his “Personal Home Page Tools (PHP Tools).” PHP is now used by 78.9% of all the websites whose server-side programming language W3Techs can detect. (This includes sites in the Alexa top 10 million or in the Tranco top 1 million list.) WordPress makes up a large portion of these sites (37.3% of websites), but many popular sites like Facebook, Wikipedia, and Yahoo, still use PHP in some form. Although PHP may not be the most fashionable programming language, it is still dominating the web,… More Info

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1.3 Million WordPress Websites Targeted by Attackers Looking for Old Vulnerabilities

A vast campaign targeting WordPress-based websites was identified by the Wordfence Firewall as it targeted 1.3 million pages, trying to leverage known plugins and theme vulnerabilities. WordPress is just one of the platforms used to create and deploy websites and, just like its competitors, it’s always subject to attacks. Since it’s a complex ecosystem, with numerous plugins and themes for millions of projects, the area of attack is considerable. As not all developers fix security problems identified in their components and not all webmasters actually upgrade the components to their… More Info

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Build Versatile Layouts with the GenerateBlocks WordPress Plugin – WordPress Tavern

Over the past few weeks, I have had the GenerateBlocks plugin sitting in my test environment. I have built a few layouts with it, tinkering with the plugin between other projects. The one thing I kept thinking was that it had huge potential. Aside from a couple of issues, I began enjoying the plugin more and more as I played around with its options. GenerateBlocks was created by Tom Usborne. It was built specifically to work along with his popular GeneratePress theme. However, the plugin claims to work with any WordPress theme. GenerateBlocks is meant to be the block answer to… More Info

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Hackers Target Millions of WordPress Websites in a Major Cyber Attack

A massive number of WordPress accounts and websites were victimized in recent days as part of a horrific cyber attack with the purpose of obtaining credentials and other sensitive personal data. The hackers who were involved in the attack were attempting to download a specific file named as wp-config.php from WordPress websites as they contain crucial information like database credentials, connection info, authentication unique keys, salts, and much more. Hackers Target Millions of WordPress Websites in a Major Cyber Attack They sought to exploit vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins and… More Info

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Hackers Target Over A Million WordPress Sites To Steal Credentials

Researchers caught a recent malicious campaign targeting more than a million WordPress websites. As discovered, the hackers targeted all these WordPress Sites to harvest database credentials. Hackers Target WordPress Sites In A Campaign Team Wordfence has recently disclosed an orchestrated campaign by hackers targeting numerous WordPress sites. As revealed in their recent blog post, the team detected over 130 million attacks within three days at the end of May 2020. These attacks collectively targeted around 1.3 million WordPress sites aiming to download their configuration files. Among… More Info

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