Keeping our customers safe

One of the key tasks we do is to read reports of software vulnerabilities.

For example; in the second half of November we learned of 11 WordPress plugins that were potentially vulnerable to hackers. Thankfully we have never installed any of the mentioned plugins (see the list at the end of the article) but we do need to keep up to date with such information.

If you have a wordpress site and have been busy adding your own plugins then you really should be on the lookout for news about potential problems so they can be resolved quickly.

As well as reading alerts, part of the security protocols we employ on behalf of our customers we install software that helps stop ‘brute force’ password cracking and other hack attempts. If you have an old wordpress site in particular we do urge you to keep the wordpress core and your plugins up to date.

So here is that list of plugins. If you do have any concerns please give us a call. We will be delighted to hear from you.

WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities Novemebr 2020 (as supplied by Ithemes)
1. Good LMS
2. BA Book Everything
3. AIT CSV Import / Export
4. Fancy Product Designer
5. Contextual Related Posts
6. Import and export users and customers
7. Easy Registration Forms
8. Spam protection, AntiSpam, FireWall by CleanTalk
9. Secure File Manager
10. Media Library Assistant
11. WooCommerce Anti-Fraud

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Chris Brown

Chris is a web developer, project manager, pay per click advertiser, public speaker, tea drinker, town crier, copywriter, and all round digital marketing aficionado.

Keeping our customers safe