Plesk WordPress Toolkit 5.8 Release: Site Vulnerability Scan, Autodetection WordPress Login URL, and More

Site Vulnerability Scan

The WordPress Toolkit can now regularly scan active plugins, themes and WordPress versions to identify known vulnerabilities using information provided by our friendly partners: patch stack. Before we dive into the details of this feature, let’s take a quick look at some numbers and understand just how game-changing this really is.

First of all, WordPress is 43% of all sites On the Internet, and that number goes up to 65% for sites created on a content management system (CMS). This number is constantly growing, meaning WordPress is becoming a bigger target for hackers every day. Noted:

  • cyber crime has occurred 600% Due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • above 18 million Websites are infected with malware every week.
  • 25% Top WordPress plugins marked with critical vulnerabilities
  • 60% Among data breach victims, they said the breach was caused by an unpatched, known, unpatched vulnerability.

Various security-related statistics can be cited over and over again, but the point is clear. Addressing the vulnerability is debatable. It’s the most important thing you can do on your site.

To make the internet a safer place for everyone, the WordPress Toolkit now introduces automated vulnerability scanning. Every hour we scan the Patchstack database to see if any new vulnerabilities have been reported. Hourly, it checks its servers for plugins, themes or WordPress sites with known vulnerabilities. When a vulnerability is detected, the WordPress Toolkit displays the site in its interface, notifying the site administrator that action must be taken. A picture is worth a thousand words, so the screenshots below tell us the story.

Here’s what site administrators see when they access the WordPress Toolkit and there is a known vulnerability in one of their sites.

Source

Site Vulnerability Scan

The WordPress Toolkit can now regularly scan active plugins, themes and WordPress versions to identify known vulnerabilities using information provided by our friendly partners: patch stack. Before we dive into the details of this feature, let’s take a quick look at some numbers and understand just how game-changing this really is.

First of all, WordPress is 43% of all sites On the Internet, and that number goes up to 65% for sites created on a content management system (CMS). This number is constantly growing, meaning WordPress is becoming a bigger target for hackers every day. Noted:

  • cyber crime has occurred 600% Due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • above 18 million Websites are infected with malware every week.
  • 25% Top WordPress plugins marked with critical vulnerabilities
  • 60% Among data breach victims, they said the breach was caused by an unpatched, known, unpatched vulnerability.

Various security-related statistics can be cited over and over again, but the point is clear. Addressing the vulnerability is debatable. It’s the most important thing you can do on your site.

To make the internet a safer place for everyone, the WordPress Toolkit now introduces automated vulnerability scanning. Every hour we scan the Patchstack database to see if any new vulnerabilities have been reported. Hourly, it checks its servers for plugins, themes or WordPress sites with known vulnerabilities. When a vulnerability is detected, the WordPress Toolkit displays the site in its interface, notifying the site administrator that action must be taken. A picture is worth a thousand words, so the screenshots below tell us the story.

Here’s what site administrators see when they access the WordPress Toolkit and there is a known vulnerability in one of their sites.

Source

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