Users who run their websites on the popular WordPress CMS and are also using the WP-Slimstat web analytics plugin should update as soon as possible, warns Sucuri vulnerability researcher Marc-Alexandre Montpas.
It's pretty difficult to make information security predictions, and even more difficult to verify them afterwards: we can only judge the effectiveness of information security by the number of public security incidents that were uncovered, while the majority of data breaches remain undetected.
Over 23,000 websites set up with the help of Joomla, WordPress and Drupal content management systems have been compromised and used for illegal search engine optimization by an attacker who managed to social-engineer site administrators to install a backdoor on their servers.
A new WordPress version has been released, and you better update to it, as it patches a critical cross-site scripting flaw that can be exploited by attackers to compromise your site.
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