An important WordPress update was released on January 6, 2022 – version 3.8.3. This update includes a number of patches for security vulnerabilities. What does that mean exactly? Simply put, your site could is open to a malware infection. That’s why it’s important to update the core software as soon as possible.
What are the Security Concerns?
The security concerns addressed in this version include an issue with stored XSS through post slugs, Object injection with multisite, and SQL injection vulnerabilities in both WP_Query and WP_Meta_Query.
What Should you Do About it?
- Backup your site – either through your hosting platform or a backup plugin
- Update the WP core, all plugins and themes
- Test layout & functionality on front end of website
Want to be Better Prepared? Turn on automatic updates for security releases!
The moment a security vulnerability becomes known, hackers are launching bot attacks across the web. It’s only a matter of time before your WordPress site will be hit. Don’t leave your site open to malware – turn on automatic updates for security releases.
Login to your WordPress website backend. Click “updates”. If you have an out-of-date version of WordPress, you can also access it by going to this url: www.yourwebsite.com/wp-admin/update-core.php. Follow the prompts.
Be sure to enable this ONLY AFTER setting up automatic backups or restore points.
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