Recently a known and widely used WordPress Plugin Named FileManager has come under fire for some pretty lose ways it can be exploited. Even more so the slowness in the Designers and Developers that use it to attempt to patch the vulnerability to protect their clients is insane. Designers and Developers have known about this issue for months and have done little to nothing about it. At the time of writing this, the new version 6.9 is 8 hours old and should correct most of the ways attackers are gaining access to these sites.
However the sites that have Help 4 WordPress w/Silver or higher Monthly Membership’s have been protected since this exploit was found and brought to light. The Web Application Firewall we use to protect our clients is from a top notch supplier that we cannot name as we do not have their permissions, but we have personally had some of our “GREY HAT” tech’s attempt to bypass this companies setup with little to no luck in most field studies. Not to say that it doesn’t happen because no lock is 100%.
With that said we also have the same company to clean up sites when the Web Application Firewall (WAF) isn’t enough. Then we add in the daily backup’s we do on all of our systems for every site we have on our systems. (Hosting requires Silver Monthly Package or Higher) So with all of the ways we protect our clients from the hazards of owning a WordPress Website or ANY WEBSITE for that matter, why would you ever allow any cut rate company handle your biggest or 2nd biggest revenue streams you have?
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