“Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates,” per the Internet Explorer support policy, as linked to from an announcement about IE11 support. So in the near future, it's possible that the vast majority of Windows users will always be on latest IE… could it be true? Unfortunately it seems IE8 is still stuck on lots of computers, but it seems like most 9 and 10 users will likely get prompted to 11 or latest IE starting in January.
This is an important topic that came out of a Post Status Slack #security discussion involving Robert Rowley and John James Jacoby: WordPress Terminology Meta. It continued over at the WPwatercooler.
I love trilogies, and a WordPress security trilogy was completed today. I’m now in that weird state of having just finished a series I was super into and didn’t want to end (well minus the security implications). In early August I discussed the first part of this trilogy, written by a security researcher at Checkpoint. Checkpoint has…
WordPress plugin popularity has always been pretty tough to figure out. We only had download counts or independent, third party website scrapers to tell us anything. Now, WordPress.org itself has more data that’s being tested and launched to give us real insight into the popularity of WordPress plugins.
From the Make WordPress Core blog: This release fixes a serious information disclosure vulnerability, which allowed for unpublished content and post revisions to be retrieved via the REST API. and This release was coordinated by the REST API team and the WordPress core security team. The security team is pushing automatic updates for this plugin….
A good strategic partnership can quickly surmount the challenges of distribution facing WordPress plugin authors and SaaS businesses.
Matt Mullenweg did an AMA on Product Hunt. There’s not a ton you haven’t seen, but apparently there’s a new WordPress mobile app that’s still in “internal” beta. I wonder if it’s using the new REST API? I hope it’s not WP.com’s…. Also the “internal” label brought emotions that spilled into ill-formed words and I deleted…