Vulnerability In WP GDPR Compliance Plugin
Last Update: Nov 9, 2018
For those of you who are using the WP GDPR compliance plugin, please make sure that you have updated to the latest version, namely 1.4.3.
Any versions prior to this latest update leave your sites wide open to attacks, with disastrous results.
This vulnerability seems to only be present for those running WordPress sites, like we use here, so if you haven't already upgraded, please do so at your very earliest.
The problem is quite an issue, so much so, that this plugin was actually removed from the WordPress.org repository after critical security issues were discovered.
Should you wish to read more on this, wihch I strongly recommend, please follow this link...
I had it installed (now updated) but not activated for some reason. Is it essential to use it?
Here's Kyle's post on this plugin: GDPR Compliance. Our Official Take. Hope you find this helpful.
Yes, in other words :-)
I think I installed it but bits of the seetup were confusing so I left it and never got around to activating it.
Bits are still cionfusing.
But no - we don't!!!
According to Kyle's Comment below that post - it's now all built into WP!
They really need to update that bit of training.....
In checking other sites that had WordPress installed ages ago and that ARE using the latest and greatest version of WP... the changes described here: https://wordpress.org/news/2018/05/wordpress-4-9-6-privacy-and-maintenance-release/ do not appear on those sites. So... guess it is up to you.
I put up the WA Privacy Page template which was updated a few months ago so I'm assuming THAT'S up to date :-)
Not sure James,
Personally, I'm leaving my GDPR Compliance plugin as is, to be on the safe side. :-)
I just noticed the update today and didn't know if I should activate it. Based on the thread here, I will do so. Thanks.
James you are a star. I have this plugin on all three of my websites the ones that are important.
I updated two one today and yesterday.
I have just seen this post so checked my other immediately.
Thank you so so much.
As the Northern Lass would say.
"Thanks our kid!" Lol :))
Good evening James,
Thank you for the update. I have this plugin on my site but it is not activated. I use the EU COOKIE LAW plugin.
Sorry that I have not read the eBook yet, I will get there, promise.
Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
As long as you're covered, that's the main thing...
No rush about the eBook :)
Take care, and talk soon...
Wow, Thank You did not hear about that I am working on to GDPR Free for my Customers. I got the SSL free for my Customers
Thank you, I saw messages online about this, I will hop over to all my websites for the update right now
It just came through on my emails, Loes...and it's quite worrying, hence this quick message to the Community.
I don't think they can know what these evil hackers are up to, Loes... so best to take precautions since we know about it.
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Thank you, James, for telling about this.
Didn't know about this at all.
Sharing and caring, you're awesome!
Hi, Pernilla...my apologies for coming back to you now, but I missed the email notification.
You're awesome too, and all the best for the new year 😁
No worries, happened to me too. With all the hundreds of hundreds of notifications and other emails it is not easy!
Have a marvellous New Year, dear James!