Revolution Slider Vulnerability Used by Malware to Infect more than 100,000 WordPress Sites

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A mysterious malware, taking advantage of a Revolution Slider vulnerability, has compromised 100,000 or more sites running the WordPress content management system, turning infected sites into attack platforms that can target visitors, according to security researchers. Researchers for Sucuri have confirmed the outbreak is taking advantage of a known vulnerability in Slider Revolution, (RevSlider), a…

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Serious WordPress Security Vulnerability in WordPress Download Manager

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WordPress Security Alert: The WordPress Download Manager plugin has a serious vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to upload malicious scripts to your website, gain administrative access and modify passwords! Version 2.7.4 and older of WordPress Download Manager contain this vulnerability, but their changelog confirms this has been fixed as of version 2.7.5. This alert…

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Long Awaited Formidable Pro Features About to Drop in 2.0

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The team over at Strategy 11, makers of the beloved Formidable Pro forms plugin for WordPress, have been working overtime lately and have now released the first beta version of the upcoming Formidable Pro 2.0. In this release are many improvements and new features, including the long-awaited repeatable field sets and the ability to embed entire…

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WordPress Security, Best 5 Practices

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WordPress frequently gets accused of being insecure. The truth is, the vast majority of WordPress security issues are the fault of the site admin and not WordPress itself. Here are five security practices every WordPress site administrator should use to immediately reduce the chances their site will be hacked. Get WP Total Defense, The Complete…

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Using Social Proof: Get More Subscribers, Convert More Sales

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Adding social proof to your landing pages, squeeze pages, opt-in widgets and sales messages of all types is a powerful tool toward increasing your conversions. The Summary What is social proof? Wikipedia: “A psychological phenomenon where people assume the actions of others in an attempt to reflect correct behavior for a given situation.” Example Types…

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Dynamic Maps from Formidable Pro Form Entries

UPDATE: Comprehensive Google Map Plugin was discontinued by it’s author. There is now a branched version of this plugin called Slick Google Map that is also available in the WordPress Plugin Repository. While you should be able to simply substitute this plugin for the old and follow the rest of the techniques below, I have not fully…

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Breaking into WordPress from the outside

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Have you ever needed to access information within your WordPress database from a page that exists outside of WordPress? It might seem unlikely you would ever see this scenario at first glance, but I will give you a real world scenario below where we needed to do just that as well as provide the solution.…

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Prevent WordPress Login Brute Force Attacks in 2 Steps

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WordPress Login – Brute Force Attack Recently, there was a highly-distributed WordPress attack that affected sites worldwide. These attacks seem to be happening more often and not just to major websites. For some time now I’ve using security solutions that can automatically add IP addresses to a blacklist when they exceed a certain number of…

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