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Category Archive: Wordfence

Wordfence Scan Gets Faster and Smarter

This entry was posted in Wordfence on July 19, 2017 by Mark Maunder   0 Replies

Wordfence is highly effective at securing your website in part because it is tightly integrated with the WordPress API. We know your visitor identity information, so we can make smart decisions about who gets access and who gets blocked. It's very different from the way generic firewalls work....read more

Vulnerability Roundup: 3 Vulnerable WP Plugins and Update Your Joomla

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on July 6, 2017 by Mark Maunder   12 Replies

It's been a tough week for the WP Statistics plugin. Last Friday, Sucuri (now owned by GoDaddy) discovered a SQL injection vulnerability in the WP Statistics plugin version 12.0.7 and older. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker needs to register an account (or use a compromised account) with subscriber-level access. They can then exploit a weakness in a WP Statistics shortcode to launch a SQL injection attack. This allows them to, for example, create an admin-level user and sign in to your website as an admin....read more

The 2017 WordPress Security Half-Time Report

This entry was posted in Wordfence on June 27, 2017 by Mark Maunder   5 Replies

2017 has been a remarkable year so far for Wordfence and our customers. We are about halfway through the year at this point, so I'd like to give you an update on some of the incredible innovation and progress at Wordfence in 2017....read more

New in Wordfence 6.3.11: Abandoned and Removed Plugin Alerts

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on June 20, 2017 by Dan Moen   22 Replies

On Thursday of last week, we released Wordfence 6.3.11 which included a really exciting new feature: we are now alerting you if you are running a plugin that either appears to be abandoned or has been removed from the WordPress.org plugin directory. In this post, we explain how each of these new alerts work and why they're so important to the security of your website....read more

Wordfence Launches WordPress Security Audit Service

This entry was posted in General Security, Wordfence, WordPress Security on May 23, 2017 by Mark Maunder   42 Replies

This morning I am very excited to announce that Wordfence is officially launching a WordPress Security Audit service. Many of our customers have asked us for a service like this and it has finally arrived....read more

22 Abandoned WordPress Plugins with Vulnerabilities

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on May 10, 2017 by Mark Maunder   41 Replies

As an interesting research project, Pan Vagenas, one of our researchers, took a closer look at abandoned plugins in the WordPress repository. His work was inspired by a recent post by Isabel Castillo where she lists the oldest abandoned plugins in the WordPress plugin repository....read more

The April 2017 WordPress Attack Report

This entry was posted in Monthly Attack Activity Report, Wordfence, WordPress Security on May 4, 2017 by Mark Maunder   17 Replies

Today we are releasing the WordPress Attack Report for April, 2017. You can also find these previous attack reports on our blog:...read more

Home Router Botnet Shut Down in Past 72 Hours. Who did it?

This entry was posted in Research, Wordfence, WordPress Security on May 2, 2017 by Mark Maunder   19 Replies

On April 11th, 3 weeks ago, we published a story discussing routers at a specific set of ISPs that have been hacked. These routers have been used to launch attacks on WordPress websites. The ISPs with compromised routers included Telecom Algeria, BSNL in India, PLDT in the Philippines and many more large ISPs around the world....read more

20 Minutes to a Secure WordPress Website

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on April 25, 2017 by Mark Maunder   33 Replies

Securing WordPress has become easy thanks to the amazing work the WordPress team continuously do to fix vulnerabilities and improve the security of the platform. With the addition of Wordfence, it is possible to run a secure WordPress site and sleep well at night knowing your investment is safe....read more

Wordfence Site Cleaning Customer Reviews

This entry was posted in Wordfence, WordPress Security on April 18, 2017 by Mark Maunder   0 Replies

In June last year we officially launched the Wordfence site cleaning service. Our senior analysts Brad and Colette had worked hard to put the processes in place we needed to provide an excellent site cleaning service to our customers that was fast, effective and safe. Since then the site cleaning team and the level of service has evolved tremendously. Today I want to share some of that progress with you....read more

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