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Last week, we wrote about a report published by Sucuri that explained how 162,000 clean WordPress sites were used in a DDoS attack through the pingback functionality of XML-RPC. Alex Shiels who works on Akismet mentioned on Twitter the security team was working on a solution. An update to Akismet (more…)

How To Redirect Automatic Update Email Notifications In WordPress

One of the biggest features to land in WordPress 3.7 were automatic updates. When automatic updates are completed, an email notification is sent to the address specified within Settings > General which is typically the website administrator. However, if you maintain websites for clients, you probably want those notifications to (more…)

Osirt, a malware security company is reporting that the WordPress theme OptimizePress contains a significant security vulnerability. According to the security bulletin published a few days ago, the problem lies within the Media-upload.php file. When a browser loads this file within the theme, the media upload screen appears. From here, (more…)