Security and Vulnerabilities Category
Millions of WordPress Sites Vulnerable to Attack running Contact Form 7
A popular plugin for WordPress, Contact Form 7, in use on over 5 million installations, had a vulnerability announced yesterday. This is very easily exploited and ensure you’ve updated to version 5.3.2 immediately.
Using SameSite Cookies to Avoid Cross-Site Request Forgery Attacks
Cookies have been an integral part of the internet since the early 1990s, but excessive use of these text files presented vulnerabilities used to perform malicious activity, mainly cross-site-request forgery (CSRF) attacks. CSRF exploits based on cookie vulnerabilities are mainly from the way cookies are sent with every server request from the user’s browser. To […]
Critical WordPress flaw using File Manager affecting 350,000 sites
If you are using the File Manager plugin for WordPress and haven’t updated to the version released on September 1st, 2020, your WordPress installation is at risk from hackers exploiting a vulnerability that allows them to execute commands and malicious scripts. This security flaw in the File Manager was in versions ranging from 6.0 to […]
Critical bug in WordPress Plugins Opens Site to Takeovers
If you are using two popular plugins made by Brainstorm Force, Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder or Ultimate Addons for Elementor, stop what you are doing now and update your plugins. A major vulnerability was found a little over a week ago in both of these plugins that could allow hackers to gain administrative access […]
Social Warfare Security Vulnerability
The popular social media sharing plugin Social Warfare has a dangerous security vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild. We are already seeing that this vulnerability is being exploited with some of our clients. An update has been released, Social Warfare V3.5.3, by the plugin developer, that addresses this vulnerability. What Do I […]
Recent email-spam trend claiming your email/computer was hacked
While spam is always a constant pain in the you know what, a recent trend has grabbed a certain amount of attention and a fair number of our clients have been in touch with concerns that they’ve been hacked and asking for our assistance. An excerpt of this email has been posted below, and word […]
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