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Unread 2nd Jan 2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Hello,

Thought this would be of interest...

http://mashable.com/2013/01/01/plug-in-flaw-wordpress/

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Jeff.

This is really good information. Thanks for the share.

While it's not actually WordPress that has the flaw, it's an independent Plugin, W3 Total Cache (W3TC), that is the culprit.

While I use a different plugin WP Super Cache to help speed my site up, it's good to know information for those using this specific plugin.

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Interesting - thanks Jeff - deactivated!

This looks like an opportunity to reiterate what I have said so many times to people - ANY PLUG-IN, WP VERSION, OR THEME THAT IS OUT OF DATE IS VULNERABLE TO A HACKER.

Go figure they are often the ones that discover a breach - and they exploit it just because they can.

So whenever you see anything that says there is an upgrade available - JUST DO IT!

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Originally Posted by Jeff Casmer View Post

Hello,

Thought this would be of interest...

http://mashable.com/2013/01/01/plug-in-flaw-wordpress/

Take care
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Good info. I also have switched to Quick Cache. The more plugins you have, the more open your site is to attack.

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There is a comment in there that there was a fix prior to the article being released. Hopefully this is the case and people are updating it.

Though my experience with clients and their WordPress sites, they don't update them even when it's as simple as clicking a link.

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Be careful with that plugin. If you do deactivate it, make sure you undo all of the things it does to your site. It's probably a good idea to remove your cache folder and double check your .htaccess to make sure everything is looking alright.

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Seems like there's always something vulnerable in WP. It has a lot of security issues.

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Originally Posted by Jeff Casmer View Post

Hello,

Thought this would be of interest...

http://mashable.com/2013/01/01/plug-in-flaw-wordpress/

Take care
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Thanks for the heads up on that Jeff,

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The biggest security flaw on WP is end users that think they need to install everything as a plugin when a lot of times a simple copy/paste in the theme template files will work.
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