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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by V, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. V

    V Elite Member

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    Hi guys,

    So, today I noticed a strange thing. One of my website which I am trying to rank so hard has jumped to 25th position from 90+ position, and I was very happy. So, I was browsing my site to get a look at other posts and then I saw random links inserted in all my posts. Yeah, I thought my website was hacked. Then I remembered that it is quite impossible to hack my site, because I always harden the security after installing WP. Then I suddenly remembered of the latest WP vulnerability. Anyone can insert a link in your posts, ANYONE! So, I went on to edit all the posts containing the links, and then I updated my blog also to the latest WP version.
    Everyone of you MUST update your WP to the latest version. Because they don't need your credentials to add links to your money sites. You can read the full post here:
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    https://blog.sucuri.net/2017/02/content-injection-vulnerability-wordpress-rest-api.html
    Thanks
     
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  2. Blackboltz

    Blackboltz Newbie

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    Was that happened to wp 4.7.0 only?
     
  3. V

    V Elite Member

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    Yes, because of the REST API that was introduced in this version of WordPress.
     
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    thx for information bro. Will have to update some of my sites fast
     
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    bughumm Junior Member

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    I just update all wordpress site to 4.7.2, thanks
     
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    All of us should visit WP dashboard often for the updates. I do it once a week for all of my sites.
     
  7. nomania

    nomania Registered Member

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    Thanks a lot for such a great info! I am also going to update my WP right now.
     
  8. V

    V Elite Member

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    Exactly, but sometimes it's the new updates that fuck us like the previous WP update. :p
     
  9. transitarea

    transitarea Senior Member

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    So that thing increased your ranking?

    I don't understand ..
     
  10. Profitables

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    Thanks for the heads up. However, I think my websites automatically update to the newest version.

    Also, how did it make your rankings better?
     
  11. V

    V Elite Member

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    Lol guys, I was ranking and happy so I checked my site. I never said that the vulnerability increased my ranking. :D You guys are damn funny :p