This is a weekly round up of WordPress Security news I have accumulated from across the web some old some new but always useful. The new relates to keeping a WordPress secure.
This week we have the following Security News for you.
Your WordPress plugins might be silently losing business data
If your WordPress site uses third-party plugins, you may be experiencing data loss and other problematic behavior without even knowing it.
Like many of you, I’ve become quite attached to WordPress over the past 15 years. It is by far the most popular content management system, powering 28 percent of the Internet, and still the fastest growing, with over 500 sites created on the platform each day. Considering myself well versed in the software, I was surprised to discover — while working on a digital design project for a client — what could be the Y2K of WordPress. Many WordPress plugins are suffering data loss, and it looks like this problem will soon explode if not properly addressed. Read original article here…. venturebeat.com
WordPress Sites at Risk From PHP Code Execution
New attacks against unfinished installations of WordPress aim to give attackers admin access and the opportunity to run PHP code.
The campaign, which was revealed by security specialist Wordfence, peaked during May and June when attackers targeted recently installed, but not configured, instances WordPress, SecurityWeek reported. Outsiders can use a successful attack to take over the new WordPress website and then potentially gain access to the entire hosting account. Read original article here…. securityintelligence.com
5 Simple Ways To Secure Your WordPress Website, Without Plugins
Any time security is brought up with WordPress, the first thought is external sources that could be used to protect your website. But in fact hardening WordPress must start with the install and the administrator of the website. Websites are no longer like sheets of paper, they are dynamic and like software that require strong protection that has to start with the most basic things.
That’s what we are writing about here. Many of these issues arise when we, Element 502, take over the security, SEO and administration of a WordPress website. Read original article here…. business2community.com
WordPress Performance Testing: Why, How & Which Tools to Use
Tons of articles written as the one guide to performance on WordPress, tons of content dedicated to the subject at hand but, what about the tools we use for measurement?
The online and software tools we use are a big part of the equation. A wrong tool or improper results can lead you astray. Today we are going to do the exact opposite, today we are going to benchmark the benchmarks and see if we can come up with a better idea of what’s good, what’s acceptable and what should be definitely avoided when trying to analyze our sites in our need for speed. Read original article here…. wpexplorer.com