Posts Tagged ‘security’

WordPress 5.0.1 and 4.9.9 released

Exactly one week after WordPress dropped their major release version 5.0 security patches have been released in the form of 5.0.1 and 4.9.9. Several security issues have been addressed in the 5.0.1 update which has been backported to version 4.9.9 for those who have yet upgraded to WordPress 5.0. Among these security fixes, as outlined…

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SSLs Explained!

With Apple’s Safari and now Google Chrome actively warning users if a site is not encrypted now is a good time learn about SSLs. Fortunately the folks at ManageWP have put together this great article which goes into detail about the differences between SSLs. The article covers the differences between free and paid certificates and…

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Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities: On it.

This week a web vulnerability was discovered that impacts virtually every processor manufactured since 1995. The vulnerability is being referred to as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. Of course, we want you to know that we’ve got you covered. Most of our servers run a variant of the RedHat Linux operating system which released patches for the…

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Surprise! WordPress 4.7.5 is here!

On the evening of May 16th, 2017 around 6:30 PM notifications began rolling in that WordPress 4.7.5 update was available. There have not been many details about the update but this is not the first time WordPress has released an update with an undisclosed patch included. WordFence, also released a statement about the release which we encourage…

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WordFence: 5 Security Questions For Your Hosting Company

The folks at WordFence have a new blog post that caught our attention titled 5 Security Questions For Your Hosting Company. We read it with interest and can would like to take this opportunity to answer all of their questions: The first question is a multi-part question so we are going to break it down…

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BIG WordPress Vulnerability Patched in 4.7.2

The release of WordPress 4.7.2 fixed 3 issues which were made known a fourth critical issue with the WordPress REST API which could result in an unauthorized privilege escalation (in normal-people terms: “somebody could post to your site who did not have permission to do so”). The guys at WP Tavern have an in-depth article on the vulnerability. As…

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Hosting Change: Moving to FTPS

We are making some changes to the way some of our sites are accessed. And no, this has nothing to do with the Heartbleed bug, which was patched the day it was announced. For the most part, all of our WordPress sites are rarely managed outside of an FTP system. Management of the sites are…

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