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An important security update has been released for the Akismet Plugin in Version 3.1.5. The security update fixes an XSS vulnerability that was reported by Sucuri. You can protect yourself by upgrading to the latest version of Akismet 3.1.5, under Dashboard → Updates in your WordPress … Continue reading
A couple of important security and maintenance updates have been released for the Jetpack plugin. You can protect yourself by upgrading to the latest version of Jetpack 3.7.2, under Dashboard → Updates in your WordPress dashboard. The security updates fixed a vulnerability, reported by … Continue reading
WordPress version 4.3.1 was released today, which is a security update for all previous WordPress versions. This version of WordPress addresses three issues, including two cross-site scripting vulnerabilities and a potential privilege escalation. (CVE-2015-5714). WordPress 4.3.1 also fixes twenty-six bugs! You can read the full announcement … Continue reading
At WordCamp Europe 2015 , Matt Mullenweg named Nikolay Bachiyski the first Security Czar for the WordPress project . With over 10 years of experience contributing to the WordPress project, Nikolay is a great fit and has embraced the role. … Continue reading
The fine people at Woo have released a security patch for WooCommerce, fixing a vulnerability in their PayPal notification system. The vulnerability affects WooCommerce 2.0.20 – 2.3.10 when a “PayPal Identity Token” is set. It allows attackers to remotely execute … Continue reading