50000 sites hacked through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

A critical vulnerability found recently in a popular newsletter plug-in for WordPress is actively being targeted by hackers and was used to compromise an estimated 50,000 sites so far.

The security flaw is located in MailPoet Newsletters, previously known as wysija-newsletters, and was fixed in version 2.6.7 of the

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2458080/thousands-of-sites-compromised-through-wordpress-plugin-vulnerability.html

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WordPress Sites Seeing Increased Malware, Brute Force Attacks This Week

A glut of WordPress sites have fallen victim to both malware infections and a series of brute force attacks that have been making the rounds over the past several days, researchers claim.

According to Peter Gramantik, a malware researcher at Sucuri, highly obfuscated malware payloads have been targeting sites with

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article source: http://threatpost.com/wordpress-sites-seeing-increased-malware-brute-force-attacks-this-week

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Mass exploit of WordPress plugin backdoors sites running Joomla, Magento, too

As many as 50,000 websites have been remotely commandeered by attackers exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in a popular plugin for the WordPress content management system, security researchers said Wednesday.

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6 WordPress Plugins That Make Migration & Mass Content Creation Simple

There comes a time in every online marketer or website owner’s life when it’s time to move your website and find a new home. Whether it’s because of a poor performing web host provider or rebranding to a new domain name. Migration can be a pain and without the right

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article source: http://www.business2community.com/blogging/6-wordpress-plugins-make-migration-mass-content-creation-simple-0951033

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Understanding the different WordPress variants

Last week, I wrote about my various WordPress sites, and how some level of inattention had resulted in one of them getting hacked. The sites have subsequently been given a lot more attention and are much more solid (amazing what a little IT time can do).

In any case, after

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article source: http://www.zdnet.com/understanding-the-different-wordpress-variants-7000031712/

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WordPress plugin vulnerabilities affect 20 million downloads

 WordPress plugin vulnerabilities affect 20 million downloads

A new vulnerability in WordPress plugin WPTouch highlights a series of recent discoveries that critically affect active plugins downloaded and used by millions of WordPress bloggers.

Since May, security company Sucuri has found serious security holes in WordPress plugins Read the complete story:
article source: http://www.zdnet.com/wordpress-plugin-vulns-affect-over-20-million-downloads-7000031703/

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WordPress plugin with 1.7 million downloads puts sites at risk of takeover

Websites that run WordPress and MailPoet, a plugin with more than 1.7 million downloads, are susceptible to hacks that give attackers almost complete control, researchers have warned.

“If you have this plugin activated on your website, the odds are not

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article source: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/wordpress-plugin-with-1-7-million-downloads-puts-sites-at-risk-of-takeover/

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Not Sure if HubSpot is Right for You? How to use WordPress and Other …

HubSpot is a terrific platform which is designed with the purpose of driving people to your website, generating leads and converting those leads into paying customers. It has been wildly successful for people such as Marcus Sheridan of the Sales Lion and my friends over at Read the complete story:
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http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/925-wordpress-as-hubspot.html

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The best new feature in WordPress 4.0

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WordPress 4.0: The app becomes a platform

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WordPress has announced the first beta of version 4.0, but despite the major version number, it’s an incremental upgrade. Changes to the left of the decimal point aren’t as major in WordPress as

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article source: http://www.infoworld.com/t/content-management/wordpress-40-the-app-becomes-platform-246062

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