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WordPress Plugin Revolution Slider Exploit Discovered by UBH Team

WordPress website owners using Revolution Slider need to check their WordPress plugins immediately. An exploit has been found, which allows a hacker to simply download your wp-config.php file. This allows them view to your database username, password, host and database prefixes. Using this information, it is then possible for the hacker to reset your WordPress password, email address and gain...

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Huge WordPress Jetpack Exploit Discovered – Update to v2.9.3

Jetpack has released version a new version of its WordPress plugin; version 2.9.3 today. This plugs a newly discovered massive exploit that had been resident since v1.9! Jetpack have recommended that all WordPress websites running Jetpack update their plugin immediately. Visit WordPress.org and manually download Jetpack to download it manually or via your WordPress admin panel as normal....

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WordPress Security Flaws in 400 NHS Websites Leave them Vulnerable to Attack

According to a recent survey, WordPress is currently used on 20% of websites on the internet, and the NHS are clearly an avid user, even if their websites are not being properly managed. In a recent article in Computer Active, it has been announced that an independent security researcher Terence Eden has discovered that there are around 400 NHS websites were vulnerable to attack putting their...

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Avast Discovers Malicious Version of FileZilla FTP Application

Avast Discovers Malicious Version of FileZilla FTP Application

Antivirus specialist Avast announced today that they have spotted a malicious version of common FTP application; FileZilla in the wild. This malicious application is apparently masquerading versions 3.7.3 and 3.5.3. The first suspicious signs are bogus download URLs. As you can see, the installer is mostly hosted on hacked websites with fake content (for example texts and user comments are...

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ICANN Changes Domain Validation Rules

ICANN Changes Domain Validation Rules

ICANN (the governing body for top level domain names) have introduced changes to your domain registration agreement. This change will affect all domain name owners because the domain name contact details supplied will now require validation. This change will begin on 1st January 2014 when ICANN will enforce a new process of validating domain name contact details. Domain names with invalid...

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WordPress 3.8 “Parker” Released

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” Released

WordPress are proud to announce the released WordPress version 3.8 codenamed “Parker” after the bebop creator Charlie Parker . If you’re not sure what WordPress is, it’s their website and blogging platform and it current powers 20% of all websites on the net. As well as this it accounts for 60% of the content management system market. If you’ve never used it, now is the perfect time...

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