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Attackers Using Automated Scans to Takeover WordPress Installs

Attackers have been carrying out WPSetup attacks, taking advantage of users who have installed WordPress but not yet configured it.

Comcast, ATT, WhatsApp all score low on new “Who Has Your...

EFF's annual ratings show that the industry's biggest names have a ways to go.

WP Engine Unveils Content Performance For Digital Marketers And Publishers

Content Optimizations That 28% of the Web Can Leverage to Drive Higher Brand Engagement London, UK, June 13, 2017 - WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced the launch of Content Performance, the companyrsquo;s latest Performance Intelligence solution for marketers and publishers looking to drive higher brand engagement with greater agility through WordPress and greater insights into their entire WordPress content with this new offering.While 78 percent of CMOs believe that custom... Source: RealWire

WP Engine Expands Global Footprint With New Amazon Web Services Data...

AWS Data Center Increases Availability, Performance, & Privacy Compliance for Growing Global Customer BaseLondon, UK – June 12, 2017 – WP Engine, the worldrsquo;s leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced it is expanding its global footprint with new Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centre availability across North America for its 60,000+ customers. Recently named an Amazon Advanced Technology Partner, WP Engine offers a range of enterprise-grade, high resiliency, high availability solutions on the WordPress-optimised... Source: RealWire

WP Engine Accelerates Momentum, Passes 10,000 EMEA Customer Milestone

Leading Digital Experience Platform Continues To Innovate, Helping Customers Build Engaging & Award Winning WebsitesLONDON – June 12, 2017 – WP Engine, the worldrsquo;s leading WordPress digital experience platform, today announced it has recently passed the milestone of 10,000 customers in its EMEA region just two years after opening the doors of WP Engine London, the EMEA headquarters in Londonrsquo;s go-to neighbourhood for entrepreneurs and creatives: Shoreditch, in the heart of “Tech City.”“Therersquo;s a reason... Source: RealWire

WordPress Fixes CSRF, XSS Bugs, Announces Bug Bounty Program

WordPress fixed six vulnerabilities with version 4.7.5 and announced a bug bounty program with HackerOne this week.

Session Hijacking, Cookie-Stealing WordPress Malware Spotted

Researchers spotted a strain of cookie stealing malware, injected into a legitimate JavaScript file, masquerading as a WordPress core domain.

Intercede announces Secure Login for WordPress

RapID Secure Login enables WordPress users to easily access their accounts without insecure and cumbersome passwords Lutterworth, England/Reston, VA, 8th May 2017 – Today, digital identity and credentials expert, Intercede announced the launch of RapID Secure Login (RapID-SL), a Plugin for WordPress that enables administrators and subscribers to log into websites and blogs with fingerprints instead of usernames and passwords.

By eliminating the use of insecure passwords, users are provided with superior usability and more... Source: RealWire

Unpatched WordPress Password Reset Vulnerability Lingers

A zero day vulnerability exists in WordPress Core that in some instances, could allow an attacker to reset a user's password and in turn, gain access to their account.

Interpol unplugs nearly 9,000 Asian command and control networks

WordPress plug-in bug exploited in eight countries An Interpol investigation has revealed a worrying degree of insecurity in sout-east Asian countries, with even government-operated Web servers infected to operate as command and control systems for bot-herders.…

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Fake SEO Plugin Used In WordPress Malware Attacks

Malware that passes itself off as a WordPress SEO plugin has been infecting sites and opening a backdoor for hackers on thousands of sites.