WordPress Vulnerabilities and Why You Should Switch on WordPress Automatic Updates

WordPress Vulnerabilities

WordPress is the most commonly used CMS (Content Management System) which is used by more than 24% of all websites worldwide. Since this is an open source application, codes are visible to everyone. A severe content injection has been recently discovered which has caused WordPress sites with the versions 4.7.0 and 4.7.1 to become vulnerable.

Read more about Content Injection Vulnerability in WordPress 4.7.0 and 4.7.1

Solutions

  • Update your WordPress website to the newest version. A fix has been included with WordPress 4.7.2. (Note: Do not forget to create a backup of your website files and databases before doing so.)
  • If you are just about to install your WordPress site, make sure to select auto upgrade/update version.
  • For WordPress websites that are installed using Softaculous, you can enable the auto upgrade option via cPanel.
  • Protect your website from vulnerabilities by taking advantage of Vodien’s WebGuard plans.

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