If you use Filezilla for transporting files via FTP, there seems to be a problem with the latest version, Filezilla 188.8.131.52. If you don't use Filezilla and/or have no idea what it is, feel free to skip this post. Otherwise, read on for my recent experience with the update.
There has been a lot of attention given to brute force attacks against WordPress, Joomla and other web-based applications. A rising security threat that hasn't gotten nearly as much attention is brute force router hacks. Yes, it's possible for your wireless router to be hacked. It is, after all, just a little computer that sits between your personal computer and the Internet.
In the wake of the disclosure of the Heartbleed bug, there has been a general call for people to change all their passwords which for many of us would be a full time occupation for several days! What is needed is a list of sites affected by the Heartbleed bug so that we can intelligently focus our efforts. Fortunately, such a list has been produced
A WordPress security update to deal with the newly discovered Heartbleed vulnerability was released today. This is an important patch update and should be applied immediately if your site did not already update automatically. Many of you, myself included, received notices today that your site(s) had been automatically updated to WP 3.8.2. Some of these were unexpected and due to the apparent failure of a plugin that is supposed to prevent automatic updates.
I've just learned of a phishing scam affecting WordPress users. Specifically, this campaign targets users and potential users of All-in-One SEO Pack, the most downloaded plugin for WordPress. At least one of my clients has already received an email offering a "free trial" of All-in-One SEO Pro, the paid version of this popular plugin.