Learn How to Launch a Secure Online Course Platform Today (Easiest Guide)

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Announcing the all new Activity Log for MainWP Premium

Are you ready for an exciting announcement? We certainly are! Today we are announcing the premium edition of Activity Logs for MainWP, the popular MainWP extension that allows you to view the logs of all child sites from one central location; the MainWP dashboard. What are the new premium features? The premium edition of the MainWP extension has Search & Filters, and the Reports features. The new features work on both the MainWP and child sites’ activity logs. With the new premium features MainWP administrators get real-time access to the child sites’ activity logs: they can generate reports or search […]

Fake SSO Used In Multi-Email Provider Phishing

Single sign-on (SSO) allows users to sign into a single account (e.g Google) and access other services like YouTube or Gmail without authenticating with a separate username and password. This feature also extends to third party services such as the popular Dropbox file sharing application, which offers users the option to access their account using Google’s authentication from their sign in page. Malicious Pages Mimic Popular Login Workflows SSO is very convenient for most users. Continue reading Fake SSO Used In Multi-Email Provider Phishing at Sucuri Blog.

Advanced AJAX Product Filters < 1.3.7 – Unauthenticated Plugin Settings Update


Fake Human Verification Spam

We recently released an update to our Labs Knowledgebase for new plugins that had been targeted during the month of July 2019. One of these newly targeted plugins was Advanced Booking Calendar — and it didn’t take long before we were receiving clean up requests for websites that had already been exploited through this plugin. Malicious Payload in Appointment Booking Plugin After our investigation, we discovered that the malicious payload was similar to the one listed in our July 2019 Labs Knowledgebase post. Continue reading Fake Human Verification Spam at Sucuri Blog.

Remove or Hide File Extension with .htaccess

A common question I get is how to change or hide file extensions using .htaccess. Apparently search engines prefer “pretty” permalink URL structures over query-strings and file extensions. This is one reason why WordPress provides an SEO-friendly permalink option for URLs; because it is preferred over the default plain query-string based format. From the Permalinks settings screen in the WordPress Admin Area: WordPress offers you the ability to create a custom URL structure for your permalinks and archives. Custom URL structures can improve the aesthetics, usability, and forward-compatibility of your links. So rewriting URLs to be more SEO friendly brings […]

Misuse of WordPress update_option() function Leads to Website Infections

In the past four months, Sucuri has seen an increase in the number of plugins affected by the misuse of  WordPress’ update_option() function. This function is used to update a named option/value in the options database table. If developers do not implement the permission flow correctly, attackers can gain admin access or inject arbitrary data into any website. Note: The WordPress update_option() function cannot be used maliciously if the developer correctly implements it in their code. Continue reading Misuse of WordPress update_option() function Leads to Website Infections at Sucuri Blog.

Woody Ad Snippets < 2.2.8 – Authenticated Reflected XSS


GDPR: Lessons Learned

It’s been more than a year since the  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)went into effect in the EU. While this series of data privacy and protection laws apply to citizens of the EU, any global organization that holds or processes EU resident data is subject to GDPR regulation.  It’s clear that GDPR has and will… The post GDPR: Lessons Learned appeared first on WP Engine.

Dissecting the WordPress 5.2.3 Update

Last week, WordPress released version 5.2.3 which was a security and maintenance update, and as such, contained many security fixes. Part of our day to day work is to analyse these security releases, discover what security issue it is fixing and come up with a Proof of Concept for further internal testing. Based on our analysis, none of the vulnerabilities fixed in this release are major. They all require some level of privileged-user interaction or access to high-privilege accounts. Continue reading Dissecting the WordPress 5.2.3 Update at Sucuri Blog.