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Millions of WordPress Installations at Risk of Blind SQL Injection Through Popular SEO Plugin Yoast

All versions of the popular WordPress SEO plugin Yoast prior to are vulnerable to a blind SQL injection attack. In an advisory published Wednesday, Ryan Dewhurst, developer of the WordPress vulnerability scanner WPScan announced the flaw which he first noticed on Tuesday. This type of attack can lead to

UK ISPs Start to Block Sites That Link to The Pirate Bay Proxies

Virgin Media and TalkTalk are among six major UK ISPs that have started to block access to websites that provide a list of Pirate Bay proxies this week. According to a report by TorrentFreak on Tuesday, blocked sites include, and The ISPs are blocking access to these

One-Quarter of WordPress Users Would Pay “Almost Anything” to Restore Website: CodeGuard Report

More than three-quarters of WordPress users are currently not using backup plugins, according to a report by website backup service CodeGuard on Tuesday. CodeGuard surveyed 503 WordPress users last month to understand how often they backed up their websites and the tools they used to do so. CodeGuard found that 24

DreamHost Rejects More Than 80 Percent of Data Removal Requests in 2014: Report

Los Angeles-based hosting provider DreamHost rejected 57 percent of all legal requests for information in 2014, according to the company’s 2014 Transparency Report. The United States accounted for well over 85 percent of all requests, even leaving out FISA and National Security Letter (NSL) requests. The 2014 DreamHost Transparency Report,

Acquia Launches Drupal Hosting Platform for Australian Government Agencies

Acquia announced on Friday that it has launched its Drupal-based content management system for Australian government agencies, called govCMS. In September, Acquia signed a four-year deal with the Australian government to provide govCMS. The cloud platform is designed to help government agencies save money while creating and managing websites compliant - Security concerns drive companies back to private Cloud

More than 1 Million WordPress Websites Imperiled by Critical Plugin Bug

More than one million websites that run on the WordPress content management application run the risk on being completely hijacked by attackers exploiting critical vulnerability in most versions of a plugin called WP-Slimstat. “WordPress has always done a very poor job of scanning plugins that the community creates and uploads.