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Open Secrets: Forced Updates in WordPress

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Dan Knauss
We've seen forced updates become increasingly common and less controversial over time. But who decides, and how is that decision made? Are there unofficial channels and processes, like a decision tree, for escalating to a forced update?

Post Status Notes #490

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David Bisset
Newfold acquires YITH, Hostopia. Wordfence stops FastOrSlow.com. DigitalOcean acquires CSS-tricks. Tips and tricks for WordPress devs.

Wordfence reports that the official SendGrid…

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Dan Knauss

Wordfence reports that the official SendGrid for WordPress plugin is vulnerable to authorization bypass if run in multisite. The plugin is no longer maintained and no longer downloadable from the plugin repo, but it is reported to have 100,000+ active…

Footnotes #456

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Dan Knauss
Issue #456 “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” — Jean Vanier, Community And Growth Howdy! Thinking about WordPress history lately in terms…

Wordfence has a created a whitepaper…

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Dan Knauss
Wordfence has a created a whitepaper aimed at developers and security researchers to share how coding flaws can introduce some of the most common and significant WordPress vulnerabilities — and how to prevent them. 🔒

DAVID’S PICKS 📬 Videos 📺 Here…

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Dan Knauss
DAVID'S PICKS 📬 Videos 📺 Here are my video picks for the week: WordCamp Europe 2021: The video feeds from all three days of WCEUE are available on YouTube, with individual videos to be published in the coming weeks on…

If you or your clients use…

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Dan Knauss
If you or your clients use Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder (10k+ installations), then you might want to uninstall it when you can. Wordfence is reporting a critical zero-day vulnerability. And if you use Elementor, make sure it's updated. A vulnerability…

WP Lookout has added a new…

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Dan Knauss

WP Lookout has added a new feature that will try to detect and notify you when a WordPress.org plugin has been marked as “closed” in the plugin directory. 🔌 Founder Chris Hardie says they're also noting plugins that have been…
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