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Thursday, 9 April 2015
FBI Warns WordPress Users about ISIS
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A press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation warns WordPress users to update their plugins or risk defacement from ISIS hackers. So far, the busy hackers have defaced websites belonging to "news organizations, commercial entities, religious institutions, federal/state/local governments, foreign governments, and a variety of other domestic and international Web sites" according to the FBI press release. The FBI believes this to be the work of sympathizers rather than ISIS hackers themselves.

As an example, popular plugins such as Super Cache have reportedly made over a million sites vulnerable to the hackers. 

So once again, our recommendation is to get busy and patch your plugins. The advice from the FBI includes the following helpful tips...

If you have any questions or need help with a website that won't be vulnerable to such exploits, give us a call at 877.397.7605 or contact 111 Web Studio for more information.

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Posted on 04/09/2015 9:30 AM by Customer Service
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27 Apr 2015
Ted
I totally take your point -- anyone running any website (WordPress or not) should pay attention to keeping their site hardened against the very real risks of unauthorized access and hacker attacks. But one has to wonder if perhaps there are other security lessons to be learned from an official FBI press release hosted on a website running Active Server Pages on a Microsoft Server. Hardly a beacon of security. Things that make you go hmm?????

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