Backdoor brute-forces Joomla and WordPress sites

A recently discovered backdoor with brute-forcing capabilities that are used against Joomla- and WordPress-managed blogs has shown, once again, the importance of keeping your …

The security of WordPress plugins

Checkmarx’s research lab identified that more than 20% of the 50 most popular WordPress plugins are vulnerable to common Web attacks, such as SQL Injection. Furthermore, …

WordPress 3.5.1 fixes 37 bugs

WordPress 3.5.1, now available for download, is a maintenance and security release for all previous versions that fixes 37 bugs. WordPress 3.5.1 also addresses the following …

WordPress 3 Ultimate Security

This book has over 350 pages and, as the title says, aims to be the ultimate Wordpress 3 security guide. The author built the book around the premise that the website is as …

Exploit tool hitting Joomla and WordPress sites

Joomla and WordPress sites’ administrators should consider updating to the latest version of their respective content management system as soon as possible since, …

Reuters hacked again

Reuters’ blogging platform has been hacked for the second time in two weeks, and this time false news that Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal …

Reuters hack was due to old WordPress version

While the individuals responsible for the recent hijacking of Reuters’ blogging platform and one of its Twitter accounts are still unknown, it has emerged that the …