Researchers Discover Multiple WordPress Security Exploits In Popular E-Learning Platforms

As the coronavirus pandemic continues around the world, everyone’s lives have changed. The way we work and learn is significantly different now than it was only a few months ago as people shelter in place, and offices and schools around the globe have been forced to move to a distance model. Teaching from home has forced educational institutions everywhere to quickly move to online learning and to implement new systems to support the shift. Security researchers at Check Point Research decided to audit the security of several of the most popular Learning Management Systems (LMS) that are…


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WordPress Vulnerability Update – Search Engine Journal

WordPress announced an update that fixes seventeen bug fixes and seven vulnerabilities. WordPress is automatically updating sites to WordPress 5.4.1.

It is important to check that your WordPress installation is updated to version WordPress 5.4.1.

Cross-site Scripting Vulnerabilities

WordPress patched it’s software to address multiple Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities. There are two kinds, XSS and Authenticated XSS.

A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability allows an attacker to inject a malicious script on a vulnerable web page.

An authenticated cross-site scripting (Authenticated…


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Ninja Forms WordPress plugin patch prevents takeover of 1M sites

The developers of Ninja Forms, a WordPress plugin with more than 1 million installations, have fixed a high severity security vulnerability that can let attackers inject malicious code and take over websites using an unpatched version of the plugin.

The vulnerability is a Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) that leads to Stored Cross-Site Scripting (Stored XSS) attacks and it affects all Ninja Forms versions up to 3.4.24.2.

Attackers can exploit this Ninja Forms bug by tricking WordPress admins into clicking specially crafted links that inject malicious JavaScript code as part of a…


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Ninja Forms WordPress Plugin Vulnerability

Popular WordPress Forms plugin Ninja Form recently updated their plugin to patch a severe vulnerability. The vulnerability is rated a high severity because it could allow an attacker to steal admin level access and take over the entire website.

Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

The exploit that is causing this is called Cross-Site Request Forgery. This kind of vulnerability exploits a lack of a normal security check which then allows an attacker to upload or replace files and even gain administrative access.

This is how the Common Weakness Enumeration site, describes this kind of…


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Best WordPress Security Checklist [Ultimate Guide]

There are a good number of reasons to be worried about the security of your website. Reports tell us that more than 90,000 hack attempts are made on WordPress websites every minute. We will show you a WordPress security checklist, that you should follow.

Many website owners may think that their website is too small for hackers to target. But the truth is hackers prefer targeting small websites because they are lenient about their security.

The bottom line is that every website – big or small – should take security measures.

There are many security practices that you can implement on your…


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eSign Genie Software Company Introduces WordPress Plugin for WPForms for Easy Website Esignature Integration

eSign Genie Rolls Out WordPress Plugin for its Digital Signature Software

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — eSign Genie is excited to announce the WordPress Plugin roll out for WPForms users so that users that have created websites using WordPress can integrate esignature functionality easily using the plugin. This feature improves productivity as well as saves time in having documents esigned using eSign Genie software.

“As one of the leading esignature software market leaders, eSign Genie wants to make it pain-free to provide legally binding digital signatures for the…


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eSign Genie Software Company Introduces WordPress Plugin for WPForms for Easy Website Esignature Integration

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — eSign Genie is excited to announce the WordPress Plugin roll out for WPForms users so that users that have created websites using WordPress can integrate esignature functionality easily using the plugin. This feature improves productivity as well as saves time in having documents esigned using eSign Genie software.

“As one of the leading esignature software market leaders, eSign Genie wants to make it pain-free to provide legally binding digital signatures for the WordPress community,” said CEO Mahender Bist. “Also, eSign Genie is…


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Critical WordPress e-Learning Plugin Bugs Open Door to Cheating – Threatpost

The flaws in LearnPress, LearnDash and LifterLMS could have allowed unauthenticated students to change their grades, cheat on tests and gain teacher privileges.

Researchers have disclosed critical-severity flaws in three popular WordPress plugins used widely by colleges and universities: LearnPress, LearnDash and LifterLMS. The flaws, now patched, could allow students to steal personal information, change their grades, cheat on tests and more.

The vulnerable plugins have been installed on more than 130,000 school websites — including ones used the University of Florida, University of…


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XSS Vulnerability Found In Real-Time Find and Replace WordPress Plugin

A serious security flaw discovered in a WordPress plugin risked over 100,000 websites. Researchers identified it as an XSS vulnerability in the Real-Time Find and Replace plugin.

Real-Time Find and Replace Plugin Vulnerability

The security team from Wordfence found another vulnerable WordPress plugin. This time, it is the Real-Time Find and Replace plugin that had contained an XSS vulnerability affecting thousands of websites. Exploiting the flaw could allow an attacker to gain administrative access to the site and perform malicious activities.

Real-Time Find and Replace plugin helps to…


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Mozilla’s Hubs Cloud is Like WordPress for Social Virtual Spaces

Mozilla today announced the launch of Hubs Cloud, an AWS-hosted service that allows organizations to run their own private virtual spaces that can be customized to their needs.

You may have heard of Hubs already; it’s Mozilla’s web-based social VR platform which makes it easy for participants across mobile, desktop, and VR to join together in virtual spaces directly through the web browser.

While anyone can make and join rooms for free in Hubs, Mozilla is now giving away the foundation of the platform so that organizations can use it as a basis…


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