WordPress Vulnerability Puts Older WordPress Versions at Risk of Hacking
We’ve been made aware of a WordPress vulnerability, which makes older versions of WordPress websites susceptible to malicious activity (hacking).
If you subscribe to our monthly services, you don’t need to read any more, as we always keep your sites up to date with the latest versions of everything we use.
Neither do you need to read on if your website isn’t built using WordPress.
WordPress is the world’s most popular, widely used and well supported Content Management System. If used properly, and kept up to date, it is a great way to build and manage a website or blog, even for those without technical skills. However, the advantages of it’s modular theme and plugin system also comes with the risk of exposure IF updates are not run in a timely manner. It is good practise to keep your WordPress version, your themes and your third-party plugins up to date at all times.
If you have a WordPress website that isn’t managed by us, please check that your site is updated to version 4.7.2. If you are nervous about updating your WordPress website, please contact us.
This article on the BBC News website talks about how hackers are exploiting this WordPress issue, by defacing websites and, in some cases, taking more sinister actions.