WordPress is a great way to build a website. So great about a third of the Internet uses it now! Unfortunately though it is also not the most secure way, actually not by far. In the latest version 5.2 WordPress finally starts to address much needed security issues. We just hope this is the first step in a long line of security upgrades. WordPress the content management system (CMS) is set to receive several new security features today that will finally add the protection users have wanted for years.
- Included is cryptographically-signed updates, this adds support for a modern cryptography library.
- A Site Health section in the admin panel backend.
- A feature that will act as White-Screen-of-Death (WSOD) protection. Site admins will still be able to access their backend in the case of catastrophic PHP errors.
These features will fend off some fears in regards to certain attack vectors.
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Saturday, May 11, 2019