WordPress Virus Infects Users with Ransonware
WordPress is a very popular open source content management system. Open source means there are
hundreds of people from all over the world working to make improvements to the platform and the
source code is available to the public free of charge. WordPress is the most popular of its kind and
is mainly used for blogging and content management. Recently these websites have been experiencing
vulnerabilities that have been infecting user’s computers with Ransomware. There have been
reports of users getting hit with the TeslaCrypt ransomware virus, the scariest part is that this is
sneaking by antivirus filters undetected.
If you run WordPress on your servers you must do the following '
Patch the Operating System
Remove as many WordPress plug-ins as possible, patch all the ones current.
Update every WordPress instance at the same time. This is done to prevent cross infections.
All WordPress instances should be secured with very strong passwords with WP2 factor authentication.
End users who utilize WordPress should also take preventative action, suggested steps are listed below '
Make sure that your workstation OS is always updated
Always make sure your backing up your data.
Make sure you test your backups regularly
Use Google Chrome 64 bit.
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