More than a year after revealing the presence of intentionally malicious code inside the source code of 14 WordPress plugins, experts warn that hundreds of sites are still using the boobytrapped components.
A WordPress plugin installed on over 300,000 sites was recently modified to download and install a hidden backdoor. The WordPress team has intervened and removed this plugin from the official WordPress Plugins repository, also providing clean versions for affected customers.
Research presented this week at the Black Hat Europe 2017 security conference has revealed that several popular interpreted programming languages are affected by severe vulnerabilities that expose apps built on these languages to attacks.
PHP got a whole lot more secure this week with the release of the 7.2 branch, a version that improves and modernizes the programming language's support for cryptography and password hashing algorithms.
A cyber-criminal has hidden the code for a PHP backdoor inside the source code of a WordPress plugin masquerading as a security tool named "X-WP-SPAM-SHIELD-PRO."
A PHP ransomware project open-sourced on GitHub is still spawning active threats, more than a year after it was released in early 2016.
Experts from security firm Wordfence say they have observed a wave of web attacks that took aim at unfinished WordPress installations.
Webmasters can use so-called ZIP bombs to crash a hacker's vulnerability and port scanner and prevent him from gaining access to their website.
A Dutch web developer has created a rootkit that hides inside a PHP module and can be used to take over web servers via a rarely used attack vector: Apache modules.
The Joomla CMS project released today Joomla 3.7.1 to fix an SQL injection flaw that allows attackers to execute custom SQL code on affected systems and take over vulnerable sites.
Some Ubiquiti network device models can be hacked thanks to an unpatched vulnerability, allowing attackers to gain control over the device, or use it as a pivot point in the victim's network to hack other nearby equipment.
The PHP team has unanimously voted to integrate the Libsodium library in the PHP core, and by doing so, becoming the first programming language to support a modern cryptography library by default.
The WordPress security team revealed yesterday they've secretly fixed a zero-day vulnerability in the WordPress CMS, which wasn't initially included in the official announcement.
The world of web technology changes at a rapid pace. New projects appear daily, and old tools retire to make room for new arrivals. During 2016, the web technology landscape has changed dramatically, with the arrival of AngularJS 2.0, the proliferation of React.js and maturation of several open-source CMS projects.
A security flaw discovered in a common PHP script allows knowledgeable attackers to execute code on a website that uses a vulnerable version of the script, which in turn can allow an attacker to take control over the underlying server.
A Brazilian developer named Lenon Leite has released proof-of-concept code for a ransomware family coded in PHP that will allow an attacker to encrypt the contents of web servers.