Venom Vulnerability and SiteGround Cloud and VPS Accounts

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A serious security issue in one of the world's most popular machine emulator and virtualizer QEMU, used by the most popular virtualization systems - KVM, Xen and others has been discovered. The so-called Venom attack allows an user with root access to his/her virtual machine to gain root access to the entire host node under special circumstances. An official patch of for qemu-kvm has already been released and it fixes the vulnerability.
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WordPress Core and Plugin Update Needed (Updated)

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Sucuri has recently announced the discovery of a XSS vulnerability that affects multiple plugins. At least 15 popular plugins are affected including Jetpack, WordPress SEO, Gravity Forms and more. At the time of the vulnerability disclosure the majority of the plugin authors have launched new versions of their plugins fixing the issues. The next day a security release (4.1.2) of the WordPress core itself was released.  It is reported to fix several security issues too.
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Protected Against a Vulnerability in WordPress SEO by Yoast Plugin

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A security vulnerability in the famous WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast was just reported by the WP Scan Vulnerability Database website. Our security specialists have immediately reacted to protect all SiteGround customers and have crafted and added new security rules to our WAF (web application firewall). This means that we will actively filter any possible incoming hacking attempts that try to exploit the vulnerability.

Although Yoast SEO users are protected on our servers we still highly recommend to anyone using the plugin to update it to the latest version 1.7.4. This latest release is not vulnerable to the reported Blind SQL Injection.

Hosting WordSesh 2014 – Challenge Accepted!

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Few months ago WordSesh organizers contacted us asking if we would host their online conference. Needless to say, we got quite excited to help this great WordPress event happen. The project was very interesting from a technical point of view too, as we needed to ensure that thousands of visitors will be able to follow the free live stream for 24 hours without any downtime or other technical issue.
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