WP Vulnerabilities – An open-source initiative
WP Vulnerabilities is an open-source, free API by Javier Casares with contributions from other open-source, freely available databases and many manual hours from moderators and security officers from other plugins, including our own security officer.
Really Simple SSL mirrors the free database with its own instance to secure stability and deliverability, but of course provides the origin database with an API to enrich, or improve its current data.
An open-source platform, with an enormous community like WordPress, that provides opportunities for anyone to build personal projects or exciting businesses should do so on a framework that is secure. This is why Really Simple SSL supports open-source initiatives that strengthen WordPress’ position as a secure CMS.
You can help us out by submitting vulnerabilities to our security officer. To do this, you can start by reading the conditions and filling out the form here. This submission, with proof of concept, will be researched and shared throughout the network if necessary.
Why vulnerability detection for WordPress?
WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) in the world, powering over 40% of all websites on the internet. This popularity also makes it a target for hackers and cybercriminals looking to exploit any weaknesses in its code to gain access to sensitive information, compromise websites, or launch attacks on other websites.
When vulnerabilities are discovered in WordPress, they can be exploited by attackers to inject malicious code, steal data, or take control of websites. Keeping an eye on WordPress vulnerabilities enables website owners, developers, and administrators to stay informed about the latest security threats and take proactive measures to protect their websites.
WordPress regularly releases security patches and updates to fix vulnerabilities, but it’s important to keep an eye on third-party plugins and themes that may also have security flaws. By staying up-to-date on the latest vulnerabilities in WordPress and its associated plugins and themes, website owners can take action to prevent security breaches and keep their websites safe from harm.
Vulnerability Detection in Really Simple SSL
Really Simple SSL will offer Vulnerability Detection in its Free plugin from 7.0.0 onwards, by adding a notification system in the plugin that will notify the users if a vulnerability is found and which action is appropriate. The user can configure the notification system to suit their needs. It’s a simple, yet effective way to support 5 million users to keep their websites safer and up-to-date.
For Really Simple SSL Pro you can configure automatic measures, either by force updating or setting plugins with critical vulnerabilities in quarantine, if force updating fails.
From SSL to Security – Why Really Simple SSL?
First published in 2015 to easily migrate websites to SSL, the plugin has now more than 5 million users to install SSL certificates, handle migrations, mixed content, redirects and security headers. In 2023 Really Simple SSL will take its first big step with many heavyweight security features, but lightweight and simple to use and configure.
After vulnerabilities, login security will be added with 2FA to solve another vulnerability; authentication.