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“Lurking” Under the WordPress Hood: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

“Lurking” Under the WordPress Hood: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing On 29 March, the folks at WordFence, the renown security experts with the same monikered plugin, uncovered a massive security risk with the Pipdig Power Pack (P3) Plugin (see the link).    In a follow-up article yesterday, WordFence announced: “The plugin, which is installed alongside WordPress themes sold by Pipdig, was found to contain a number of suspicious or malicious features. Among these features were a remote “killswitch” Pipdig could use to destroy sites, an obfuscated function used to change users’ passwords, and code which generated hourly requests with the
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If You Have a WordPress Website

Though it started as a blogging platform, WordPress has nimbly evolved into a powerful website engine that now drives nearly 25% of the sites on the Internet, including some of the most visually compelling eye-candy as well as heavy content and high traffic sites. WordPress is very, very good, it’s very, very powerful, and it’s highly functional. It can also be very complex. The WordPress development roadmap releases a major core update quarterly.  This is roughly equivalent to upgrading the operating system. Just like with your Windows PC or your Apple device, when the OS updates, you get lots of
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