2020 Year in Review: the best of WP White Security
2020 has been a challenging year for many. However, we have been very lucky and even though it was challenging, we’ve made the best out of it, and we turned it into a big one! So we wanted to take the time and look back at everything that happened at WP White Security. With remote […]
How to choose the best WordPress plugins for your website
WordPress plugins are awesome and if you want your site to have a specific function, or add additional functionality, the chances are there is a plugin out there for it. If you’d like to learn more about what WordPress plugins are, refer to our WordPress plugins introduction. On the WordPress’s repository there are over 57,000 […]
What are WordPress plugins?
If you are new to WordPress, you might be wondering what are WordPress plugins and what’s their purpose. It’s a reasonably common question to ask because plugins are an important part of the WordPress ecosystem. They are essential if you want to build a website with WordPress. In this article, we explain what WordPress plugins […]
Statistics highlight the biggest source of WordPress vulnerabilities
WordPress vulnerabilities statistics show that the main source of WordPress vulnerabilities are in WordPress plugins. These vulnerabilities statistics also show how important it is to always run the latest version of WordPress core, plugins and themes.
Admin Notices Manager – announcing the new plugin
The WordPress Admin Area can be packed with lots of popups, reminders, and advertisements. Even though some of these notices might not be that useful, there are many other admin notices that are helpful and need your attention. It’s easy to imagine that all WordPress users enjoy the same clean, well-organized Admin experience. We all […]
Say hello to WP 2FA – a new free WordPress two-factor authentication plugin
An administrator should be able to add two-factor authentication (2FA) to a WordPress site easily within minutes. The admin should also be able to configure policies to make 2FA compulsory, and users should be able setup 2FA without requiring any training or technical knowledge. We started developing WP 2FA with that in mind: develop an […]
Should maintained plugins be suspended from the WordPress repository when there is a security issue?
On 27th February 2020, at 9:34PM (CET) we received an email notifying us that our plugin WP Activity Log was “temporarily withdrawn from the WordPress.org Plugin directory due to an exploit”. We submitted a fix on Friday, 28th February 2020, at 4:08PM. It only took us 16.5 hours to release the fix. We would have […]
Collective WordPress Plugins Security Advisory Addresses XSS Vulnerability
A cross-site scripting vulnerability has been discovered in a number of WordPress plugins and today all of them have released updates to address this issue. Read this article for more details.
WordPress WordCamp Europe | October 2013
WP White Security will be at the first large-scale European WordPress WordCamp, which will be held between the 5th and the 7th of October 2013, in Leiden, Holland. If you will be at the WordCamp, or around Leiden, come and speak to us.
Statistics Show Why WordPress is a Popular Hacker Target
Shocking statistics show that more than 70% of the top 40,000 WordPress installations are vulnerable to hacker attacks because an old and vulnerable version of WordPress is being used. Read more about the state of security of WordPress website in this news article.