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Hackers Find Fresh WordPress Sites Within 30 Minutes

Last week our team attended Black Hat and DefCon in Las Vegas, two of the biggest information security conferences on earth. DefCon alone attracts approximately 20,000 information security professionals, researchers, government employees and fans. To say it is very busy is an understatement.

One of the interesting presentations at DefCon this year discussed a way […]

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I have seen this happen on a friend’s site. There are various suggestions as to how to avoid this problem in the comments. Another solution may be, if you’re using a service like Cloudflare, to make sure your IP & country filtering is set up and that the change of DNS has had at least 48 hours to propagate. Use a service like DNSchecker to follow propagation.

Then install WordPress, or whichever CMS you plan to use.

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PSA: 4.8 Million Affected by Chrome Extension Attacks Targeting Site Owners

This is a public service announcement from the Wordfence team regarding a security issue that has a wide impact. During the past 3 months, eight Chrome browser extensions were compromised and the attacker used them to steal Cloudflare credentials and serve up malicious ads.

This post discusses exactly what happened, how to protect yourself and […]

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