Security alert on plug in

Last Update: July 31, 2020

A quick post to let you know about a security issue I just read about.

I get a regular email about online security issues. This one had an alert about a word press Plug in called 'wpDiscuz' a commenting plugin apparently. One version Isvulnerable and allows hackers to upload files to websites they target.

Researchers found the problem and told the developers in June. They promised to fix the flaw with the next version but the fix didn't path the security hole.

A brand new version was released on July 23rd 2020 and that one is secure.

Anyone with the plug in is advised to make it a priority to update to the newest version.

I don't have this plug in but am letting everyone know in case there is anyone here who does have it.

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dkohsh88 Premium
Hi Linda,

Very grateful for your alert regarding the latest security threat of plugin. I will be extra alert when i am installing new plugin in future. Well, it is a never ending challenge in terms of online security against hackers. Especially the online scams.

The one to look out for now is the " Inpersonator scams " . Kudos to the researchers who found the issue and informed the developers.

To more success,

David Koh
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Linda103 Premium
You are welcome David. It is a constant challenge.
Not heard of the impersonator scam, will look out for information on that, thank you.
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lucbizz Premium
Thanks for the update , Linda :-)
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Linda103 Premium
You are welcome Luc.
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Bonnie57 Premium
good morning everyone hope you all have a productive day .
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Linda103 Premium
Thank you Bonnie
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Eugene Premium Plus
Always good to know
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Linda103 Premium
Thank you Eugenio. Forewarned is forearmed, I always think.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Thanks Linda, I don't either, but someone was asking about them in another post. Maybe just stick with WA!
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Linda103 Premium
Thank you Geoffrey. I didn't know someone had been asking about them. Hopefully they will see this.
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