[wp-hackers] [SlashDot] Survey Finds Most WordPress Blogs Vulnerable

Ross M. W. Bennetts ross.bennetts at une.edu.au
Fri May 25 01:32:43 GMT 2007


<http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/05/24/167223&from=rss> &from=rss


"Security analyst David Kierznowski shocked bloggers yesterday with a survey
showing that 49 out of the 50 WordPress blogs he checked seem to be running
<http://blogsecurity.net/wordpress/articles/article-230507/>  exploitable
versions of the widely used software. He said, 'The main concern here is the
lack of security awareness amongst bloggers with a non-technical background,
and even those with a technical background.' Mr Kierznowski also uncovered
recent vulnerabilities in
<http://michaeldaw.org/papers/securing_wp_plugins/>  WordPress plugins that
ship by default with the software, adding: 'WordPress users developing
plugins must be aware of the security functions that WordPress supports, and
ensure that these functions are used in their code.'"


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