The Largest DDoS Attacks & What You Can Learn From Them
A DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) is an attack that focuses on making the website unavailable to its legitimate users. DDoS attacks can produce service interruptions, introduce large response delays, and cause various business losses. Denial-of-Service Attacks result in two ways —they either flood services or crash services. Attackers execute DDoS through computers and smart devices. Given this, it’s common for attackers to make use of IoT devices that are internet-accessible.  IoT devices refers to any electronic that can connect to the internet and transmit data, such as toys, smart TVs, and monitors of any kind. Continue reading The Largest DDoS […]

Podcast Episode 40: WordPress Considers Ditching Signed Core Updates
A recent discussion among WordPress core developers about removing support for code signing in core caught our attention. Code signing support was included with the WordPress 5.2 release. The discussion centers around removing code signing and implementing SSL verification and hashes to verify code integrity. In this week’s episode we chat about the history behind the vulnerability found by Wordfence’s Matt Barry, which is what motivated the addition of code signing to WordPress core. We review several high profile supply chain attacks and discuss how SSL and hashes would not protect against a sophisticated attack on WordPress core servers. Find […]

Top 5 WordPress Security Plugins
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: August 2019, Part 1
Several new WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of August, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. We divide the WordPress Vulnerability Roundup into four different categories: 1. WordPress core 2. WordPress Plugins 3. WordPress Themes 4. Breaches From Around the Web * We include breaches from around the web because it is essential to also be aware of vulnerabilities outside of the WordPress ecosystem. Exploits […]

Easy Property Listings <= 3.3.5 – XSS

How to delete all logged in user sessions on WordPress
When a user logs on to a WordPress website, a session is created. The details of the session are stored in the WordPress database, specifically in wp_usermeta table. If a session is not terminated by the user via a logout, WordPress automatically terminates the session after a certain period of time. However, in some cases WordPress fails to terminate sessions. This could result in hundreds and thousands of hung sessions on your WordPress. However, there are two ways how you can terminate all the logged in WordPress user sessions on your website, as this post explains. Terminating all WordPress users […]

WP SVG Icons <= 3.2.2 – Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) leading to RCE

Responsive Menu <= 3.1.3 – XSS and CSRF

What Hackers Do After Gaining Access to a Website
A hack or cyber attack is the act of maliciously entering, taking control over, or manipulating by force a web application, server, or file that belongs to someone else. Cyber attacks will: modify files, retrieve information, insert commands or scripts, change the way your website and Google Search Results look to visitors. What Do Hackers Do? Here is a brief descriptions on the most common cyber attacks we see performed by hackers. Continue reading What Hackers Do After Gaining Access to a Website at Sucuri Blog.

Password Policy Manager 1.4: premium trials, advantageous pricing & plugin improvements
In September 2018 we released the first version of the Password Policy Manager plugin for WordPress. The plugin has been a great success. It helps hundreds of administrators ensure their WordPress users use very strong passwords. Today we are announcing update 1.4 of the plugin. With this update we are allowing users to trial the plugin before they buy it, which we believe is very important when selling a premium only plugin. This post tells you about all that is new with update Password Policy Manager 1.4. Premium plugin now available directly from our website Until this release we were […]