Today WordFence, our Firewall/Security program group, is publishing the third post in their investigative series that is covering the spam activity that started with the Display Widgets plugin and expanded to a much larger story. The story started Tuesday last week when WordFence identified a backdoor that had been added to the Display Widgets WordPress […]
This is a public service announcement from the Wordfence team due to the potential wide impact this breach may have. Single sign-on provider OneLogin has experienced a major data breach. If you use their services and are affected by this breach, head over to our blog now where we explain what has happened and […]
WordPress 4.7.5 update was recently released. Your CDC Sponsored site was automatically updated, however, we do suggest that you check the Current Version next time you log into your site.
This morning the WordFence team is posting a follow-up to their monthly attack report for March. During their analysis of last month’s data, they discovered that Algeria had moved from 60 on our “Top 25 Attacking Countries” list to position 24. That was a big jump for a country we rarely see. They dug deeper […]
Some of you may have noticed that the Google Map option on your calendar posting has become inoperative. Surprise, surprise! Google has figured out a way to charge for its maps which are called by certain applications – Timely Event Calendar being one of them. In order to get a Google Map to display in […]
This morning WordFence published an in-depth analysis of a criminal organization that is targeting WordPress websites. They analyzed their attack methods, how they benefited financially from the campaign they are engaged in and they show that US based law firms are continually filing lawsuits against this organization. WordFence includes data on the volume of attacks […]
This morning WordFence announced a problem with data leaks from Cloudfare Themed WP Websites. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT CDC SPONSORED WEBSITES AS WE DO NOT USE CLOUDFARE THEMES.
We here at the CDC Tech/IT Committee strongly suggest that you at least understand a little bit about security issues which surround the operation of your website. This morning WordFence published an in-depth analysis which their forensic team has completed on a botnet (a network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a […]
20170113 WordFence recently issued an Alert to all GMail Email users. The notice follows: This morning we are publishing an important advisory about an unusually effective Gmail phishing attack that is being used to steal login credentials. This attack is fooling even experienced technical users and appears to be having a wide impact. In light of […]
President Obama just gave a “fiery” speech arguing that progressives should replicate the Tea Party to defend against Trump’s agenda. We agree, and we’re on it. So let’s talk next steps. New Today: the Indivisible Local Group Directory We’ve heard from thousands of you that you’re looking for a group in your area. You can […]