Remove WordPress Social Media Widget Plugin; the plugin injects spam into your website
Close your open resolvers now! Open Recursive Resolvers pose a significant threat to the global network infrastructure. They are utilized in DNS Amplification attacks and pose a similar threat as those from Smurf attacks commonly seen in the late 1990’s. What can I do?
CloudFlare writes about closing open DNS resolvers. Open DNS resolvers are one of the sources of the biggest DDoS attacks.
The Internet Storm Center reports that a large number of Joomla sites are currently deploying malicious code and infecting visitors with malware; some WordPress sites are also thought to be affected. The German CERT-Bund Computer Emergency Response Team, which is operated by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), has confirmed that similar attacks on and via Joomla servers have also been observed in Germany.
Charlie Eriksen has discovered a vulnerability in the Crayon Syntax Highlighter plugin for WordPress, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system. Input passed to the “wp_load” parameter in
wp-content/plugins/crayon-syntax-hightlighter/util/preview.php is not properly verified before being used to include files. This can be exploited to include arbitrary PHP files from external FTP resources.
Acunetix’ Bogdan Calin wrote an article explaining why .htaccess files should not be used to secure sensitive data: htaccess files should not be used for security restrictions.