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During the past three weeks, WordFence has been monitoring a steady increase in brute force attacks. The last few days have seen a rapid increase in the number of attackers. This morning (12/16/2016) WordFence published the charts showing these changes and identified some of the attackers. They also share data on which hosting provider networks […]
We’re sending out this unscheduled emergency bulletin to alert you that there is a 0 day vulnerability in the wild that affects Firefox web browsers and the Tor browser bundle. The vulnerability emerged a few hours ago. We recommend you temporarily switch to a non-firefox based browser until the Firefox dev team has a chance […]
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WordPress will be updating the current version 4.6.1 in December. Most of the CDC Sponsored websites have automatic update installed but you should check on Wednesday to be certain of the update. This is the best way to defeat hacker and malware attempts on your website.
WordFence, the plugin which we use to protect ALL CDC sponsored websites conducted a survey to learn what hackers did with the sites they managed to get control of. They then used the data to compile a report on the whys and wherefores of hacker mentality. Please read the complete article here.
We have noticed a marked increase in hack attacks and bogus login attempts over the past several weeks and while we understand that these are mostly crawlers and robots cruising the internet for whatever they can find to get into, this still poses a threat to our sponsored websites. Eternal vigilance is a definite requirement […]
Dear CDC Website Operator The President’s recent comments regarding password security have brought passwords sharply into focus this week at Wordfence. Today we share data that we gathered in the past 48 hours that shows the volume of password attacks our customers receive and where the attacks originate from. We also tell you exactly what […]
This entry was posted in WordPress Security, General Security on December 23, 2015 by mark There is currently a botnet that has been identified that is targeting WordPress websites with a password guessing attack. If you have Wordfence installed with our default settings, you are already protected against this attack. The botnet is powered by […]
UpdraftPlus Update Release UpdraftPlus 1.11.18 is now available! The highlights of this release are: Tested + compatible with the forth-coming WordPress 4.4 Easy resuming of restore operations that the webserver kills off (usually because of a low time-out) Usability improvements to the “Backup Now” dialog box More sophisticated options for excluding particular files from […]