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The WP REST API development team has released a critical security update. Rachel Baker, one of the lead developers of the WP REST API plugin says, “The release fixes a serious information disclosure vulnerability, which allowed for unpublished content and post revisions to be retrieved via the REST API.” The security vulnerability affects versions (more…)

FBI Warns of ISIL Defacement Attacks on WordPress Sites

The FBI issued a public service announcement today, warning concerning WordPress website attacks being carried out by individuals sympathetic to the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL) a.k.a. Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). The perpetrators of these attacks are defacing sites across various platforms such as news organizations, (more…)

Jetpack 3.4 Adds Protection Against Brute Force Attacks

Last August, Automattic acquired Parka, LLC, the makers of the BruteProtect security tool for WordPress, with the goal of integrating its features into Jetpack. The services provided in BruteProtect Pro were subsequently offered for free. Jetpack 3.4 was released today with brute force protection available to users via a new (more…)