Two high severity vulnerabilities found in the Page Builder WordPress plugin installed on more than 1,000,000 sites can let hackers create new admin accounts, plant backdoors, and ultimately take over the compromised websites.
Jetpack received another security update to address an issue found during an internal audit of the Contact Form block in December 2018, and a critical security update patching a vulnerability in the way some Jetpack shortcodes were processed in May 2016.
Malicious plugins for WordPress websites are being used not just to maintain access on the compromised server but also to mine for cryptocurrency.
The world’s most popular web server, Apache HTTP Server, had a critical vulnerability that could give an attacker a way to gain ‘root’ control on systems.
WordPress 5.0 is the single biggest update in the history of WordPress and it’s going to change the way you do everything on the platform. When WordPress powers roughly 30% of the entire web, a significant change like this is always going to have a major impact on website owners and marketers. So here’s a quick look at everything that’s coming with WordPress 5.0 and what you need to do to get ready.