Search Engine Journal: An Official Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Makes Content Attribution Easier

Search Engine Journal: An Official Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Makes Content Attribution Easier . “The plugin, simply called ‘Creative Commons’, is an upgraded version of the organization’s old plugin called WPLicense. Given that the old plugin wasn’t compatible with versions of WordPress beyond 3.8.1, it’s fair to say a new and/or updated plugin was overdue.”

Search Engine Journal: WordPress Hackers Are Using Vulnerable Plugins to Gain Access to Sites

Search Engine Journal: WordPress Hackers Are Using Vulnerable Plugins to Gain Access to Sites. “Hackers are reportedly exploiting vulnerabilities in over ten WordPress plugins in order to backdoor sites with rouge admin accounts. This is an escalation of an attack that was reported on back in July in which attackers were hijacking sites to serve ads, scams, and malicious app downloads.”

Hongkiat: 10 WordPress Plugins to Harden Website’s Security

Hongkiat: 10 WordPress Plugins to Harden Website’s Security. “Even though WordPress has some security features built-in, but the type of threats a website is vulnurable to, you need some special plugins. This post will list some of the best plugins to harden the security on your website and keep it safe from malacious attacks. Let’s take a look.”

ZDNet: Disgruntled security firm discloses zero-days in Facebook’s WordPress plugins

ZDNet: Disgruntled security firm discloses zero-days in Facebook’s WordPress plugins. “A US-based cyber-security firm has published details about two zero-days that impact two of Facebook’s official WordPress plugins. The details also include proof-of-concept (PoC) code that allows hackers to craft exploits and launch attacks against sites using the two plugins.”

CNET: WordPress outage floods premium blogs with images of succulents

CNET: WordPress outage floods premium blogs with images of succulents. “Succulents were front and center Tuesday after a WordPress outage led some sites to revert to default themes. The outage, which occurred on WordPress’ VIP Go platform, caused premium blogs to show 503 errors or go back to WordPress’ default themes. In many cases, sites featured artsy shots of succulents before a fix was issued.”

CBR: Three Slack Plugins for WordPress All Suffer Serious Security Flaw

CBR: Three Slack Plugins for WordPress All Suffer Serious Security Flaw. “Industrious French security researcher Robert Baptiste, aka ‘Elliot Alderson’ says he has discovered security flaws in three different WordPress plugins for enterprise collaboration platform Slack. If abused, attackers could gain access to the Slack API and pull information off a team’s Slack channels, create or archive channels, invite users, and even if they felt inclined, make posts themselves.”