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ALERT! | Major Security Vulnerability in WordPress, Drupal Could Take Down Websites

ALERT! | Major Security Vulnerability in WordPress, Drupal Could Take Down Websites | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
If your website runs on a self-hosted WordPress installation or on Drupal, update your software now.
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If your website runs on a self-hosted WordPress installation or on Drupal, update your software now.


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Serious security hole found in All in One SEO WordPress plugin

Serious security hole found in All in One SEO WordPress plugin | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
Do you use the popular All in One SEO Pack plugin on your WordPress website?


===> If so, you need to update the plugin as soon as possible to the latest version!!! <===


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===> If so, you need to update the plugin as soon as possible to the latest version!!! <===


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Sucuri Security: Is your WordPress Site being used to attack others?

Sucuri Security: Is your WordPress Site being used to attack others? | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
Web site security monitoring and malware removal


Is my WordPress Site DDOS'ing others?

Lately we are seeing many legitimate and clean WordPress sites being misused on DDOS attacks. We explain in more detail in our blog how it can happen.

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Example of site being misused: here. If you have any questions, please contact us at labs@sucuri.net or hit us on Twitter - @Sucuri_Security.

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===> Check out if YOUR WordPress site is secure! <===


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===> Check out if YOUR WordPress site is secure! <===



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===> Check out if YOUR WordPress site is secure! <===


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WordPress WP-E-Commerce : multiples vulnérabilités

WordPress WP-E-Commerce : multiples vulnérabilités | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
Ce bulletin a été rédigé par Vigil@nce : http://vigilance.fr/offre SYNTHÈSE DE LA VULNÉRABILITÉ Un attaquant peut employer plusieurs vulnérabilités de (...)


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Plusieurs vulnérabilités ont été annoncées dans WordPress WP-E-Commerce.

Un attaquant peut uploader un fichier illicite via save-data.functions.php, afin par exemple de déposer un Cheval de Troie. [grav:2/4]

Un attaquant peut utiliser ajax.php, afin d’exécuter du code. [grav:2/4]

Un attaquant peut utiliser display-sales-logs.php, afin d’exécuter du code. [grav:2/4]

Un attaquant peut utiliser misc.functions.php, afin d’obtenir des informations sensibles. [grav:2/4]

Un attaquant peut provoquer un Cross Site Scripting dans swfupload.swf, afin d’exécuter du code JavaScript dans le contexte du site web. [grav:2/4]

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Hacked WordPress Site Hosts Thousands of Links to Pharmacy Scams

Hacked WordPress Site Hosts Thousands of Links to Pharmacy Scams | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
The issue of hacked WordPress sites continues to persist, as evidenced by one victimized URL being used to host links to thousands if not millions or billions of shady pharmaceutical sites without the knowledge of the owners.

 

===> And, the team recommended the common-sense step of upgrading WordPress and all plugins to their latest versions. <===


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===> And, the team recommended the common-sense step of upgrading WordPress and all plugins to their latest versions. <===

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=WordPress

 

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===> And, the team recommended the common-sense step of upgrading WordPress and all plugins to their latest versions. <===

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=WordPress

 

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WordPress 3.7 released - complete with automatic security updates!

WordPress 3.7 released - complete with automatic security updates! | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
Automatic updating comes to self-hosted WordPress sites, with the hope of stamping out security vulnerabilities.

If you run a WordPress-powered website, check today which version you are running - and upgrade to "Basie".
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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=WordPress

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=WordPress

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/wordpress-annotum-for-education-science-journal-publishing

 

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Safety and Security of WordPress Blog (Infographic)

Safety and Security of WordPress Blog (Infographic) | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
WordPress is one of the most popular content management system (CMS) in use and around 17% of the websites that are present on the internet these days are powered by this CMS.
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http://www.scoop.it/t/wordpress-annotum-for-education-science-journal-publishing

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=WordPress

 

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The-Security-State-of-WordPress-Top-50-Plugins [pdf]

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How to Protect Your WordPress From Attack

How to Protect Your WordPress From Attack | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
An ongoing brute-force attack on WordPress-based websites has compromised more than 90,000 blogs, but there are simple ways to make sure your blog won't be next to fall.
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Brute Force Attacks Build WordPress Botnet — Krebs on Security

Brute Force Attacks Build WordPress Botnet — Krebs on Security | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it

According to Sucuri, WordPress administrators who have been hacked should strongly consider taking the following steps to eradicate the intruders and infections:

 

- Log in to the administrative panel and remove any unfamiliar admin users (the first step after the attackers get in is to add a new user).

 

- Change all passwords for all admin users (and make sure all legitimate accounts are protected with strong passwords this time!)

 

- Update the secret keys inside WordPress, otherwise any rogue admin user can remain logged in.

 

===> Reinstall WordPress from scratch or revert to a known, safe backup. <===

 

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According to Sucuri, WordPress administrators who have been hacked should strongly consider taking the following steps to eradicate the intruders and infections:

 

- Log in to the administrative panel and remove any unfamiliar admin users (the first step after the attackers get in is to add a new user).

 

- Change all passwords for all admin users (and make sure all legitimate accounts are protected with strong passwords this time!)

 

- Update the secret keys inside WordPress, otherwise any rogue admin user can remain logged in.

 

- Reinstall WordPress from scratch or revert to a known, safe backup.

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/wordpress-annotum-for-education-science-journal-publishing?tag=WordPress

 

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According to Sucuri, WordPress administrators who have been hacked should strongly consider taking the following steps to eradicate the intruders and infections:

 

- Log in to the administrative panel and remove any unfamiliar admin users (the first step after the attackers get in is to add a new user).

 

- Change all passwords for all admin users (and make sure all legitimate accounts are protected with strong passwords this time!)

 

- Update the secret keys inside WordPress, otherwise any rogue admin user can remain logged in.

 

- Reinstall WordPress from scratch or revert to a known, safe backup.


Check also:


http://www.scoop.it/t/wordpress-annotum-for-education-science-journal-publishing?tag=WordPress


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XSS Flaw in WordPress Plugin Allows Injection of Malicious Code

XSS Flaw in WordPress Plugin Allows Injection of Malicious Code | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
A security vulnerability in the WP Banners Lite plugin for WordPress sites allows an attacker to inject malicious html or javascript code.
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http://www.scoop.it/t/wordpress-annotum-for-education-science-journal-publishing?tag=Cybersecurity

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/wordpress-annotum-for-education-science-journal-publishing

 

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WordPress Pingback Vulnerability Can Be Abused for DDOS Attacks

WordPress Pingback Vulnerability Can Be Abused for DDOS Attacks | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
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Thousands of WordPress Sites Hacked To Push Work From Home Scam

Thousands of WordPress Sites Hacked To Push Work From Home Scam | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
It appears that the scammers had added new pages with randomly-generated filenames inside the /wp-includes/ directory on the sites.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.securityweek.com/thousands-wordpress-sites-hacked-push-work-home-scam?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;utm_medium=twitter

 

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Wordpress Sites Seeing Increased Malware, Brute Force Attacks This Week

Wordpress Sites Seeing Increased Malware, Brute Force Attacks This Week | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
A glut of Wordpress sites have fallen victim to both malware infections and a series of brute force attacks that have making the rounds over the past several
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A glut of Wordpress sites have fallen victim to both malware infections and a series of brute force attacks that have making the rounds over the past several

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A glut of Wordpress sites have fallen victim to both malware infections and a series of brute force attacks that have making the rounds over the past several...


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WordPress Heartbleed Security Update

WordPress Heartbleed Security Update | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
WordPress.com has taken steps to deal with the Heartbleed vulnerability. Here's what you need to know.


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Hackers turn 162,000 WordPress sites into DDoS attack tools

Hackers turn 162,000 WordPress sites into DDoS attack tools | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
Legitimate sites forced to aid criminals' illicit botnet operations


Hackers have hijacked more than 162,000 legitimate WordPress sites, connecting them to a criminal botnet and forcing them to mount distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, according to security firm Sucuri.


Sucuri CTO Daniel Cid said the company uncovered the botnet when analysing an attack targeting one of its customers. Cid said Sucuri managed to trace the source of the attack to legitimate WordPress sites.

"The most interesting part is that all the requests were coming from valid and legitimate WordPress sites. Yes, other WordPress sites were sending random requests at a very large scale and bringing the site down," read the blog.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/wordpress-annotum-for-education-science-journal-publishing/?tag=Botnet


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Botnets


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/visual-it-securitypart2-your-computer-as-a-possible-cyber-weapon/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/13/visual-cyber-security-see-attacks-on-real-time/

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Free guide: WordPress Security Checklist

Free guide: WordPress Security Checklist | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it

WordPress is not only easy to use, it also comes with many plugins and themes for you to choose from, making it extremely customizable. However, like all other popular platforms, it is also more prone to hacking.


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WordPress › AntiVirus « WordPress Plugins

WordPress › AntiVirus « WordPress Plugins | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
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WordPress › AntiVirus « WordPress Plugins

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/ict-awareness-what-you-should-know/

 

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WordPress › AntiVirus « WordPress Plugins

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/ict-awareness-what-you-should-know/

 

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WordPress › AntiVirus « WordPress Plugins

 

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WordPress › AntiVirus « WordPress Plugins

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Hackers launch huge DDoS attack using WordPress websites | ITProPortal.com

Hackers launch huge DDoS attack using WordPress websites | ITProPortal.com | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
It’s being reported that hackers have seized control of a number of WordPress sites and are launching DDoS attacks against various websites.
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73.2% of the most popular WordPress installations are vulnerable to vulnerabilities which can be detected using free automated tools.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=WordPress

  
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73.2% of the most popular WordPress installations are vulnerable to vulnerabilities which can be detected using free automated tools.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=WordPress

  

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WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it

 

 

 

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. 

 

 

 

===> This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. <===

 

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WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. 


===> This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. <===


The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.


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WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. 

 

===> This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. <===

 

The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.

 
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WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. 

 

===> This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. <===

 

The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.

 

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Be wary of WordPress plugin vulnerabilities

Be wary of WordPress plugin vulnerabilities | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
WordPress plugins are highly vulnerable, according to a recent report.

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WordPress - Brute Force Attacks and Their Consequences

WordPress - Brute Force Attacks and Their Consequences | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
There is a lot of interesting discussion going on at the moment across the interwebs on the intention of the latest string of Brute Force attacks, much of which

 

That finding comes from Arbor Networks, which said that attackers had compromised numerous PHP Web applications, such as Joomla, as well as many WordPress sites, many of which were using an outdated version of the TimThumb plug-in. After compromising the sites, attackers then loaded toolkits onto the sites that turned them into DDoS attack launch pads. – Information Week Security


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That finding comes from Arbor Networks, which said that attackers had compromised numerous PHP Web applications, such as Joomla, as well as many WordPress sites, many of which were using an outdated version of the TimThumb plug-in. After compromising the sites, attackers then loaded toolkits onto the sites that turned them into DDoS attack launch pads. – Information Week Security


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That finding comes from Arbor Networks, which said that attackers had compromised numerous PHP Web applications, such as Joomla, as well as many WordPress sites, many of which were using an outdated version of the TimThumb plug-in. After compromising the sites, attackers then loaded toolkits onto the sites that turned them into DDoS attack launch pads. – Information Week Security

 

A MUST read to understand the WHY and HOW!!!

 
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WordPress blogs and more under global attack - check your passwords now!

WordPress blogs and more under global attack - check your passwords now! | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
If you have a web service that supports remote users, you will know that malevolent login attempts are an everyday occurrence.

But hosting providers worldwide are reporting an onslaught at well ...
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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Passwords

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet?tag=DATA-BREACHES

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/wordpress-annotum-for-education-science-journal-publishing

 

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Safer Internet Day 2013-SID2013-Participation

Safer Internet Day 2013-SID2013-Participation | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it
. What is SID2013? Get set for Safer Internet Day 2013 Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mo...
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Anybody, also private persons, to HELP making Internet a more secure place! What are YOU waiting for to join us!?

 

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Naivety in the Digital Age?

Naivety in the Digital Age? | WordPress and Annotum for Education, Science,Journal Publishing | Scoop.it

Learning from the fails of others for a BETTER more secure Internet!

 

 

 

 

 

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