March 10, 2024 by Paul G. | Security, ShieldNOTES

ShieldNOTES Ep#4: Your Monday Morning Security Notes

This week: a few more big vulnerabilities to look-out for, a piece from our archives, and the WCAsia livestreams.

#1 – Vulnerability: File Manager Free & Pro

Both the free & pro versions have serious vulnerabilities, with millions of installs, so make sure you’re on top of this one.

How will I know I’m okay?
Upgrade the plugin to at least v8.3.5

Editor Comment
If you use ShieldPRO’s automatic upgrader for vulnerable plugins/themes, this will be done automatically for you.

More Info →

#2 – Vulnerability: Avada Theme

This scores a horrible 9.9/10 in severity, where it lets the attacker upload any file to your site.

How will I know I’m okay?
Upgrade the plugin to at least v7.1.1.5

Editor Comment
If you use ShieldPRO’s automatic upgrader for vulnerable plugins/themes, this will be done automatically for you.

More Info →

#3 – 27+ Vulnerabilities (from the archives)

Still one of our most popular articles: 27+ WordPress vulnerabilities and what to do about them.

Why is this helpful?
It’s useful to start to become aware of what risks you and your WordPress sites really face.

Editor Comment
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the saying goes. Keeping security always in the back of your mind, and consider ways to mitigate risk before it’s an issue is a good security strategy.

More Info →

#4 – WordCamp Asia 2024 LiveStreams

In case you missed it, you can catch-up on WCAsia 2024 with all the livestreams.

Q&A With Matt
There’s also a Q&A with Matt Mullenweg here.

Editor Comment
All the livestreams are available on the WordPress Youtube channel. They’re long, so you may want to look up the schedule to help you pinpoint the talks that interest you.

More Info →

Have a fantastic week!

Paul Goodchild
Shield Security for WordPress

Hello dear reader!

If you want to level-up your WordPress security with ShieldPRO, click to get started today. (risk-free, with our no-quibble 14-day satisfaction promise!)

You'll get all PRO features, including AI Malware Scanning, WP Config File Protection, Plugin and Theme File Guard, import/export, exclusive customer support, and much, much more.

We'd be honoured to have you as a member, and look forward to serving you during your journey towards powerful, WordPress security.

Try ShieldPRO Today →

ShieldPRO Testimonials
@mohamedadel's Gravatar @mohamedadel

Great plugin

Great & Excellent plugin.

@mcutting's Gravatar @mcutting

No WordPress install should be without this

As a security product, this is easily the best available for WordPress. With an array of impressive settings, adaptive blocking that is better than some AI I have seen in my career, and a way to intrinsically manage the security from top to bottom knowing that it’s going to do…

@esucces's Gravatar @esucces

Great, simple, powerful

Waaauw, most have on any site for me now!

@portmaconline's Gravatar @portmaconline

Great free security plugin

As a marketing agency manager I have tried most security plugins for WordPress, some suck, some will protect you from basic hacking but not pros, some work well but are a pain in the a$$ to maintain. Then there is Shield! You install it, activate it, run through the simple…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Click to access the login or register cheese