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.
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 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.
The recent REST-API vulnerability which was fixed in WordPress 4.7.2 is having a widespread impact on WordPress security. It allows attackers to modify the content of WordPress posts without authorization. If you are using Wordfence Premium with your firewall enabled, you are fully protected against this attack, even if you have not yet updated WordPress. […]
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 […]
(20170111) WordFence has published an easy to understand description of how the Wordfence firewall protects your site, while ensuring your WordPress site stays super fast. Since thyey introduced the firewall early last year it has been improved significantly. They describe it’s design, how it provides high performance access control to your site and recent improvements. […]
(20170105) IF you are interested in Internet Security and/or want to know more about website attacks, WordFence has introduced a new monthly report: The WordPress Attack Activity Report. The current report covers December 2016 and the attack activity they saw during that period. We have included a list of the top 25 attacking IP’s and […]