Critical Flaw Uncovered In WordPress That Remained Unpatched for 6 Years

Exclusive — If you have not updated your website to the latest WordPress version 5.0.3, it’s a brilliant idea to upgrade the content management software of your site now. From now, I mean immediately.

Cybersecurity researchers at RIPS Technologies GmbH today shared their latest research with The Hacker News, revealing the existence of a critical remote code execution vulnerability that

Learn How XDR Can Take Breach Protection Beyond Endpoint Security

How do you know whether an attacker has infiltrated your network? Can you really rely on an Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution to be your go-to technology for identifying security breaches?

Endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform has been an important technology to detect cybersecurity incidents, but it provides only the view of endpoints, just a portion of the big picture.

LPG Gas Company Leaked Details, Aadhaar Numbers of 6.7 Million Indian Customers

Why would someone bother to hack a so-called “ultra-secure encrypted database that is being protected behind 13 feet high and 5 feet thick walls,” when one can simply fetch a copy of the same data from other sources.

French security researcher Baptiste Robert, who goes by the pseudonym “Elliot Alderson” on Twitter, with the help of an Indian researcher, who wants to remain anonymous,

WordPress 5.1 RC2

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.1 is now available!

WordPress 5.1 will be released on Thursday, February 21, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.1 yet, now is the time!

There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding edge nightlies” option), or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

For details about what to expect in WordPress 5.1, please see the first release candidate post.

This release includes the final About page design. It also contains fixes for:

New WordPress installs not setting the database table prefix correctly (#46220).A HTTP error occurring when opening browser developer tools (#46218).The legacy media dialog having incorrect pagination link styling (#41858).The comment form not appearing when clicking “Reply” on comments loaded via Ajax (#46260).Plugin and Theme Developers

Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.1 and update the Tested up to version in the readme to 5.1. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release.

The WordPress 5.1 Field Guide has also been published, which goes into the details of the major changes.

WordPress 5.1 Field Guide
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If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.

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