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The Wordfence 2023 State of WordPress Security Report

Today, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team is releasing our 2023 State of WordPress Security Report as a free White Paper. In our report, we look at changes in the threat landscape, analyze impactful trends, and provide recommendations based on our findings. While most of our recommendations remain consistent with prior years, there were some surprising …
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The WordPress 6.4.3 Security Update – What You Need to Know

Today, January 30, 2024, WordPress released version 6.4.3, which contains two security patches for longstanding, albeit minor, security concerns in WordPress Core.

Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (December 11, 2023 to December 17, 2023)

🎉Wordfence just launched its bug bounty program. For the first 6 months, all awarded bounties receive a 10% bonus.

Wordfence Intelligence Weekly WordPress Vulnerability Report (December 4, 2023 to December 10, 2023)

🎁 Wordfence just launched its bug bounty program. Through December 20th 2023, all researchers will earn 6.25x our normal bounty rates when Wordfence handles responsible disclosure for our Holiday Bug Extravaganza! 

PSA: High Severity File Upload Vulnerability in Elementor Patched

On December 6, 2023, the Wordfence team noticed a changelog entry for version 3.18.1 of Elementor, a WordPress plugin installed on nearly 9 million sites.

PSA: Critical POP Chain Allowing Remote Code Execution Patched in WordPress 6.4.2

WordPress 6.4.2 was released today, on December 6, 2023. It includes a patch for a POP chain introduced in version 6.4 that, combined with a separate Object Injection vulnerability, could result in a Critical-Severity vulnerability allowing attackers to execute arbitrary PHP code on the site.

PSA: Fake CVE-2023-45124 Phishing Scam Tricks Users Into Installing Backdoor Plugin

The Wordfence Threat Intelligence Team has recently been informed of a phishing campaign targeting WordPress users.

Know Your Malware Part Two – Hacky Obfuscation Techniques

In the first post in this series, we covered common PHP encoding techniques and how they’re used by malware to hide from security analysts and scanners.

WordPress 6.3.2 Security Release – What You Need to Know

WordPress Core 6.3.2 was released today, on October 12, 2023. It includes a number of security fixes and additional hardening against commonly exploited vulnerabilities.

Know your Malware – A Beginner’s Guide to Encoding Techniques Used to Obfuscate Malware

With the launch of Wordfence CLI, our high performance security scanner that can detect the vast majority of PHP malware targeting WordPress, Wordfence continues to emphasize the importance of malware detection and remediation.