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How to Fix the “Deceptive Site Ahead” Warning

By Rianna MacLeod / January 27, 2023

Did you just try to access your site and encounter a Deceptive Site Ahead warning? This error message occurs when the browser believes your website is unsafe and experiencing security issues — and it can seriously affect your traffic and reputation. When this warning appears on your site, you’ll want to address it as soon […]

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Massive Campaign Uses Hacked WordPress Sites as Platform for Black Hat Ad Network

By Denis Sinegubko / January 24, 2023

Every so often attackers register a new domain to host their malware. In many cases, these new domains are associated with specific malware campaigns, often related to redirecting legitimate website traffic to third party sites of their choosing — including tech support scams, adult dating, phishing, or drive-by-downloads. Since late December, our team has been […]

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The Wordfence 2022 State of WordPress Security Report

By Ram Gall / January 24, 2023

Today, the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team is releasing our 2022 State of WordPress Security Report as a free White Paper. In our report, we look at changes in the threat landscape, analyze impactful trends, and provide recommendations based on our findings. While most of our recommendations remain consistent with prior years, there were some surprising […]

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PSA: Your Site Isn’t Hacked By This Bitcoin Scam, Keep the Money

By Topher Tebow / January 23, 2023

On January 19th, 2023, a member of the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team received an email from their personal blog, claiming the site had been hacked, and we received two reports from Wordfence users who received the same message. The email claimed that the site had been hacked due to a vulnerability on the site. The […]

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Vulnerable WordPress Sites Compromised with Different Database Infections

By Kayleigh Martin / January 19, 2023

Vulnerabilities within WordPress can lead to compromise, and oftentimes known vulnerabilities are utilized to infect WordPress sites with more than one infection. It is common for out of date websites to be attacked by multiple threat actors or targeted by the same attacker using multiple different channels. We recently came across a database injection that […]

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Is WordPress Secure?

By Justin Daniel / January 17, 2023

According to W3Techs, 43.2% of all websites on the internet use WordPress. And of all websites that use a CMS (Content Management System) more than half (64%) leverage WordPress to power their blog or website. Unfortunately, since WordPress has such a large market share it has also become a prime target for attackers. You might […]

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An Introduction to WordPress Plugins

By Shreya / January 17, 2023

The default WordPress site is basic. It’s a blank canvas for you to jazz up and make your own. Maybe this means turning your site into an ecommerce store or using a pre-designed template for your blog page. You could even start selling courses on your WordPress site. But, how do you do all of […]

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9 Essential Plugins For Every WordPress Site

By Shreya / January 17, 2023

Plugins open up a world of possibilities for a WordPress site. You can design something completely new, change your site into an e-commerce store, or even create a portfolio for your art. The sky’s the limit. You can use it to enable new features, optimize content, use lovely designs, and so much more. The world […]

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How to fix the “the uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php ini” error

By Allex Williams / January 17, 2023

It can be very frustrating to run into any error on your WordPress site. But the “the uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php ini” error can be hard to work around if you don’t know how.  This message comes up whenever you’re uploading large files.  Things like images, videos, themes, plugins, and other […]

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