How to mitigate CVE-2018-6389 – the load-scripts.php DoS “attack” in WordPress

A little sensationalist written blog post by Barak Tawily claims that WordPress is vulnerable to a DoS attack because of the load-scripts.php file which concatenates JavaScript files on the fly.

WordPress security for the casual blogger or small business with limited resources

The resources you have available to spend on WordPress security for your website usually vary vastly whether you’re an international corporation or just a hobbyist blogger. But since most attacks are automated by bots looking for vulnerabilities, a lot of the threats are the same. Here are some WordPress security measures that bloggers and smallContinue reading “WordPress security for the casual blogger or small business with limited resources”

Secure email: Encrypt and sign your emails with PGP/GnuPG

Email is fundamentally insecure. There are such a plethora of issues with it, it is crazy to think about the kind of information sent with it. It is probably even crazier when you realize we’ve had a solution for sending secure email since 1991.

SVG uploads in WordPress (the Inconvenient Truth)

Enabling uploads of SVG files in WordPress is quite easy, and there is a tonne of posts on the Interwebs explaining how you do it. Usually along the lines of: function add_svg_to_upload_mimes( $upload_mimes ) { $upload_mimes[‘svg’] = ‘image/svg+xml’; $upload_mimes[‘svgz’] = ‘image/svg+xml’; return $upload_mimes; } add_filter( ‘upload_mimes’, ‘add_svg_to_upload_mimes’, 10, 1 ); And that’s pretty much it.Continue reading “SVG uploads in WordPress (the Inconvenient Truth)”