25 Jun

2014

TimThumb Critical Vulnerability Fixed on SiteGround Servers

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Another serious security issue was reported earlier today within one of the popular WordPress plugins for managing thumbnails – TimThumb. This plugin already has a history of causing security issues in the past with which we dealt with. The current vulnerability allows the attacker to gain unauthorised access to your hosting account and even execute shell commands on it. Needless to say, this is not something we can allow to happen.

Our security team has reacted immediatelly after the vulnerability was disclosed. We have applied a patch in our in-house system to protect all our customers from getting hacked through TimThumb. Currently, if you’re hosted on SiteGround, you will be protected against hacking attempts that try to utilise this problem.

However, we strongly recommend that you switch plugins or update TimThumb as soon as new version is released.

 

30 Apr

2014

Hangout About the New Joomla and WordPress Toolkits – Full Record and Answers

As promised, we’re adding the full recording of the hangout we had on Tuesday on our new Joomla and WordPress toolkits. We’d like to thank all of you who joined us live! We have received some questions regarding the tool after the hangout ended, so we’re going to answer them in this blog post.

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22 Apr

2014

Introducing the SiteGround WordPress & Joomla Toolkits!

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We’re happy to introduce to you the latest set of tools we developed to make your Joomla and WordPress experience better. Read more to find out what our tools can do for you and how they will help you manage your sites more easily.

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11 Apr

2014

Jetpack Critical Vulnerability Fixed on SiteGround Servers

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Yesterday, on April 10th, a critical security flaw in the popular Jetpack plugin was made public in an official statement by the Jetpack developers. If the vulnerability was exploited, an attacker could publish new posts in any WordPress installation using Jetpack and possibly get even more access to that site. Although we did not detect any hacked sites through that exploit on our servers, that was a critical security hole and we took several actions to patch it.

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2 Apr

2014

SiteGround Staging Tool Hangout – Full Record and Additional Q&A Session

Yesterday, we had an one-hour hangout about the new features we’ve added to the SiteGround Staging tool. As promised, here is a full recording of the event and answers to all the questions we couldn’t reply to live.

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