RandomStorm's WPScan, the free WordPress security scanner, has been added to the latest version of BackTrack.
With the popularity of the WordPress blogging platform, security researchers here at Websense Security Labs are sure to sit up and take note of any reported zero-day threats affecting the platform itself or the plugins used by blog masters.
Google Image Search has for a while now been littered with images that lure users to compromised sites that serve as doorway pages to other malicious sites.
A bug in a popular WordPress utility is being misused by attackers to upload and make appear on the targeted site annoying and possibly malicious content.
Silent software updates are still a topic of contention in the security world, but the successful implementation of the process by Google for its Chrome browser has definitely proved that it's an option worth thinking about and has blazed a trail for other companies to follow.
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