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Hackers exploit a flaw in a WordPress plugin, 350,000 sites are affected

September 3, 2020 |

Researchers have announced the discovery of a critical security vulnerability affecting WordPress. This more specifically targets File Manager, a CMS plugin that counts more than 700,000 active installations to date. Of this figure, 52% of users would be affected, report the researchers. Sal Aguilar, a website security contractor, posted on Twitter a few hours ago about the vulnerability: “Oh shit !!! The vulnerability of WP File Manager is SERIOUS. It is spreading quickly and I see hundreds of sites getting infected. Malware is downloaded to /wp-content/plugins/wp-file-manager/lib/files ”. A security vulnerability of choice for hackers More specifically, the attacks in question allow malicious users to execute commands and scripts remotely on the websites of their victims – who use the File Manager plugin. Several researchers have indicated that the hackers seek to inject scripts, but also to protect vulnerable files so that they cannot benefit other groups with similar ambitions. Jérôme…    read more 

Apple apologizes to WordPress for App Store commission

August 25, 2020 |

Last week was pretty hectic for the Cupertino company. A real war has started between Epic Games and Apple. The publisher of the popular game Fortnite has decided to take Apple to court after the Apple-based company decided to ban Fortnite from the App Store and remove the developer account from Epic Games. Fortnite’s parent company has many allies in this battle, such as Spotify. However, Epic Games will not be able to count on the support of Automattic, the parent company of WordPress. On August 21, 2020, Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress tweeted accusing Apple of blocking updates to the CMS application. In one of his tweets, Matt Mullenweg explains, “In order to be able to fix bugs and be able to implement new updates, we must commit to making the app compatible with in-app purchases.” This means that the Cupertino company would have explicitly asked a free…    read more 

E-commerce: the best software to create an online store

August 19, 2020 |

Nowadays, it is easy to find a software called CMS (Content Management System) allowing to create a website, and therefore an e-commerce, without necessarily having knowledge in web development. Only further customization of the website will require mastery of languages ​​such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. This is why training courses dedicated to the discovery of e-commerce software are often aimed at two distinct audiences: those who have a minimum of web languages, and those who have never coded in their life. E-commerce software often works on the freemium model, that is to say that the base is generally free, but to have access to certain more advanced features you will sometimes have to put your own money. In any case, the creation of an online store requires a minimum of costs, if only to host your website or buy a domain name. No income without expenses! What software…    read more 

How this WordPress theme was embezzling money earned by its users

August 13, 2020 |

Hard blow for hundreds of thousands of WordPress users. The team in charge of managing the catalog of themes to be installed from the CMS chose to ban for a while one of the most downloaded themes named Astra, after discovering that its creators were violating the membership policy rules. According to statements by the WordPress team, Brainstorm Force, the company behind the theme that had been downloaded more than a million times, was replacing user IDs with its own in affiliate links. The shenanigans were hardly noticeable. The editor did not replace the entire URLs and used plugins that users had to install. The WordPress Theme Team had decided beforehand to suspend access to the theme download for six weeks. In this case, users could continue to use it and publish the proposed updates. But for a little over a month, Astra will not be able to be installed…    read more 

WordPress introduces new P2 service for teamwork

August 8, 2020 |

WordPress.com, one of Automattic’s divisions, has just launched a brand new tool called P2. Quite different from the most popular CMS in the world, P2 allows to improve internal communication within work teams. P2 is a kind of place to share long messages, a repository to keep boarding documents and other important documents. Of course, P2 has an interface similar to WordPress. It can therefore be considered as a WordPress dedicated to work teams. It is important to note that P2 can replace many, but not all, internal communication tools. P2 is in no way a direct competitor to Slack, since there is no live chat integrated into the interface. Employees can use P2 to publish important announcements, which is complicated to do on a traditional intranet portal. Not a competitor of Slack’s, but then whose? P2 positions itself more as a competitor of Facebook Workplace or Yammer. Much different…    read more 

Chrome for iOS also acts as a password manager

August 1, 2020 |

Today’s web browsers do much more than just allow you to browse the Net. They have many third-party features that greatly enhance the surfing experience. On iOS, Chrome now acts as a password manager. Those who use Google Chrome intensively know that the browser has a password management tool. It can remember your logins and passwords for the sites you use – if you choose to let the browser remember them, of course. Having said that, an update of the iOS application takes things one step further. Chrome for iOS takes password management a step further In the latest beta version of Chrome for iOS, Google is extending this saved password tool. So, instead of just remembering passwords used in Chrome, the feature now allows you to use them in other applications. Chrome becomes a de facto password manager in its own right. and becomes a full-fledged password manager In…    read more 

WordPress 5.5: a major update

July 30, 2020 |

The year 2020 is full of events for the most used CMS in the world which is WordPress, with the new version of WordPress 5.5: a major update. Indeed, after the 5.4 update which introduced a lot of novelty in the CORE WP and of which we wrote an article in this sense see here, here is an even deeper novelty in version 5.5. In this article, we present you the most important elements that will be updated: Release date The new version will be released on the 1st or 2nd week of August 2020. The WordPress team declares 11/08/2020 as the planned release date. Updates Gutenberg The new version of Gutenberg will be a version allowing Full site editing, which should gradually allow you to edit your site globally. Moreover it is “the main objective of 2020”, as Josepha Haden, the executive director of WordPress explained it well. Lazy…    read more 

Google postpones its “mobile-first” indexing to 2021 because of the pandemic

July 24, 2020 |

When Google launched its search engine, Internet users were connecting to computers. But little by little, traffic from computers was overtaken by traffic from mobile devices. And to adapt to this change in usage, Google has constantly modified its search engine algorithm to favour sites that are optimised for smartphones and tablets. In 2015, Google has decided to favour “mobile-friendly” sites whose interface allows a good user experience on small screens. And since 2018, Google’s algo also favours the fastest loading pages, as this is important when browsing on a smartphone. And more recently, the firm has also announced the transition of its index to the “mobile-first”. When Google was created, its algorithm ranked web pages according to the content that is accessible on computers. However, it is possible that a page may not display the same thing on a computer and on a mobile phone. Sites indexed according to…    read more 

Mozilla launches simple and affordable VPN service

July 16, 2020 |

We knew that the Mozilla Foundation had been working on a VPN service for some time now. Today, it’s time to get the service up and running. There are many VPN services available today, so you’re spoilt for choice. Prices vary from one solution to another, most often depending on the features offered. If your privacy is your primary concern, you might be interested to know that Mozilla has just announced the availability of its own VPN service, available for $5 per month. Called Mozilla VPN, this is a VPN service thought and designed by the foundation behind the very popular Firefox browser. The service will initially be available only from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand. Other countries are expected to be added to the list in the fall of 2020. According to Mozilla, what makes this VPN solution very attractive is the…    read more