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Vulnerability in WP eCommerce Plugin

A serious vulnerability was announced within the last 24 hours in the WP eCommerce Plugin. The authors have released a fix and you are encouraged to update immediately. The fixed version is 3.8.14.4. The vulnerability allows an attacker to export user names, addresses, and other private information. It also allows an attacker to modify orders. We…

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How to mitigate a WordPress XMLRPC.php attack

This is the file [xmlrpc.php] that other websites ping to notify of trackbacks on a post on your site. However, there is a fairly easily exploitable vulnerability in the concept that hackers are using to DDOS sites. There’s a good post on Acutenix which describes the four ways this vulnerability is exploited: WordPress is trying…

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