Ransomware Attacks – Even More This Year

Ransomware calls are the ones I hate to receive more than any other support call. By the time I get the call the damage is already done. I found this article on WebsiteMagazine.com and thought my readers would find it informative. High-Profile Ransomware Attacks On the Rise June 3, 2016 By Administrator Cybercriminals are becoming... Read More

What a Week for WordPress Updates

Jetpack for WordPress – Updated This week has been a very busy week for WordPress and security Updates. Jetpack has released a major security update with version 4.0.4 in the last 7 days that fixes three vulnerabilities: A vulnerability that allowed an attacker to perform unauthorized changes to the “post by email” settings was fixed. A... Read More

Don’t Update That WordPress Theme – Read This First

Sacramento WordPress Owners Update Correctly When you started building your WordPress website you took great effort in customizing it to look and function like the super site you wanted. You pasted little snippets of code here and there until you just had to congratulate yourself on your awesome design skills. However, this becomes a real... Read More

WP Fastest Cache For WordPress – Review

Sacramento’s WordPress Maintenance Company Recommends! If you’re looking for a really simple and reliable cache plugin for WordPress, here’s one I really like. This plugin creates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. When a page is rendered, php and mysql are used. Therefore, system needs RAM and CPU. If many visitors come to... Read More

Critical Vulnerability EWWW Image Optimizer for WordPress

[WordPress Security] RCE Vulnerability in EWWW Image Optimizer – Severity 9.6 (Critical) Our team discovered a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the EWWW Image Optimizer plugin. They notified the author yesterday and he released a fix this morning. The team have verified that the vulnerability is exploitable. If you are running this EWWW Image Optimizer plugin you should update... Read More

Yoast SEO for WordPress Fix

One of our researchers discovered a a sensitive information disclosure vulnerability in Yoast SEO 3.2.4. They notified Yoast on Tuesday and they have released a fix today. On Tuesday this week we simultaneously released a firewall rule via our security service to all WPSanity customers that has been protecting them from this vulnerability being exploited. If you are using Yoast,... Read More

Google: 760,000 Websites Hacked – Warning

Misleading WordPress Hack Statistics While this article on ZDNet makes WordPress sound weak, It’s important to know that the WordPress core has never been hacked. There statement “Nearly 50 percent of hijacked sites in the study were running on WordPress” is quite misleading. Other than the alarming use of statistics, this is a very interesting... Read More

The Dangers of Not Updating WordPress

Hacking Resulting In The Panama Papers Here’s a great story from the awesome people at Wordfence. The news this week has been filled with the so called “Panama Papers” which have resulted in the resignation of at least one world leader, the Icelandic Prime Minister, and have caused controversy to surround others including Russian President Putin... Read More

New WordPress Attack

New WordPress Attack to Watch For And How to Protect Your Site I found this article on WordFence.com website. (Great Program) An Attack Platform Infecting WordPress Sites This entry was posted in General Security, WordPress Security on February 2, 2016 by mark At Wordfence we frequently investigate hacked customer websites as part of an ongoing R&D effort to improve our core... Read More