Category Archives: News

WPEngine Sensitive Information Leak

Dec 22, 2015
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  WPEngine is the hosting company to WordPress, a very popular content management system. On December 9th, 2015, WPEngine sent a mass email to their clients, informing them that their passwords needed to be changed immediately. The customers were asked to change their passwords for their user portal, sFTP, database, …

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WordPress War Rages On: Automattic Rolls the 4.2.3 Fix into the Fight

Jul 30, 2015
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WordPress security administrators can’t seem to catch a break. A number of eCommerce plugins such as eShop and TheCartPress have recently been compromised, a problem that many people believe was the result of negligent security updating habits.   Waging war on WordPress   A bevy of WordPress security issues have …

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5 Tips to Boost Your WordPress Security

WordPress parent company Automattic just released their 4.2.3 fix in hopes of fixing a number of vulnerabilities that were identified in their plugins and cross-site scripting. Gary Pendergast, an engineer at Automattic, implored users to download the newest update. His message was clear; WordPress security is a team effort that …

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Microsoft Website Security Stumbles – How Hacker 4 Lease Could Have Helped

Jun 25, 2015
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The rise of cyber-terrorism has increased awareness of the fallible nature of website security. This has had far-reaching implications for online banking, tax filing, eCommerce, and other online ventures requiring you to fill out forms with sensitive information. With seemingly moral organizations like Anonymous using cyber-terrorism to coerce people into …

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Critical WordPress System Update

Jun 15, 2015
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If you haven’t already updated your WordPress to 4.2.2, now is the time. This is a critical security release and it is strongly recommended that each user takes action to update their site. The update addresses a few security issues including: Version 4.2 and earlier of WordPress were affected by …

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Cyberattacks On The Rise – Affecting Businesses Globally

Apr 29, 2015
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According to Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat study, cyberattacks and cybercrime has risen by 40%.Attacks on small to medium sized businesses increased by 26% and 30% as well.   Five out of every six large companies (2500+ employees) were targeted with various types of attacks including phishing attacks or email …

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WordPress Under Attack : Preventative Actions You Can Take

Apr 24, 2015
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WordPress is a popular website building platform thanks of it’s ease of use. It is quick and simple to set up a website, and very easy manage a large amount of content. WordPress allows you to add options for functionality without you having knowledge of any coding languages. Having a …

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WordPress Security Audit

Mar 30, 2015
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Over 70% of WordPress accounts are vulnerable to being hacked. Is yours one of them? Secure your site today. Call us at (888) 834-8932. At Hacker4Lease, we have been protecting businesses around the world with our comprehensive security measures. WordPress is no exception. Building your ideal website takes lots of …

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March 16 – Vulnerability in the WPML Plugin

Mar 18, 2015
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WPML is a premium plug-in for creating multilingual WordPress sites. The official WPML websites states that over 400,00 commercial sites have this plug-in installed. Several security issues were found in the plug-in, the most serious of them being a SQL injection problem that can be exploited by an attacker to …

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March 12 – WooCommerce SQL Injection Vulnerability

Mar 16, 2015
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On March 12th a SQL injection vulnerability was discovered in the plugin WooCommerce (Versions 2.3.5 and older) during a code audit. A fix was released the next day on March 13th by WooCommerce – Version 2.3.6. It is strongly recommended that you update to the new version as soon as …

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