WordPress Security Threats – May/2012

May’s round-up of WordPress security threats. If you have one of these plugins, make sure you’ve updated to a new version that has the vulnerability fixed, or disable the plugin immediately.

If you feel you may have been hacked, use the Sucuri free scan tool.

Between both Sucuri and PacketStorm, May was an extremely busy month in WordPress security and threats.

Sucuri Coverage

Packet Storm Coverage

Out of all the PacketStormSecurity announcements, there are a few that particularly stand out to me. Fortunately, Michael Hampton, the developer behind Bad Behavior, is very responsive and he updated the plugin just last month. Another popular plugin that stands out to me is the GD Star Rating plugin. Again though, the developer updated the plugin in March and the exploited version is a non-current version.

via Packet Storm and the Sucuri Research Blog

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