WordPress 4.2.3 Security Update Applied

cover-photo The latest WordPress update is live since yesterday. For those of you who have opted in to our AutoUpdater or have enabled the WordPress internal system for automatic updates it should be now ready to use! Check out the official release notes for detailed information about the update and read on to see what we've done to further protect our customers. Read More

Improved and More Detailed Account Statistics

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Having access to detailed statistics about your account usage makes it way easier to troubleshoot any issues you may have, pinpoint parts of your website that slow it down, or check whether your site is getting popular instead of getting spammed. Until now, our clients could have obtained this information from a few different places, but never on one page organized in a convenient way. We now have deployed on our shared plans a new and more detailed version of our account statistics system for your convenience.
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SiteGround SuperCacher Now Running on NGINX with SSL Support!

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Since we launched our SuperCacher system back in 2012 it has undergone many changes, but never as big as this one! Although the interface in your cPanel and WordPress/Joomla/Drupal extension looks and feels the same, under the hood we've practically replaced the engine of the service switching from Varnish to NGINX.
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SiteGround SuperCacher for Drupal

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Our SuperCacher has been around for several years now. It is an easy-to-use, yet powerful tool, which helps our customers improve the performance and loading speed of their websites. We are happy to announce that its most effective option – the dynamic cache, is now available for our Drupal users as well.
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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.