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Don't log in to WordPress via open WiFi or your blog could get hijacked

2014/05/27

Softpedia - (International) A researcher with the Electronic Frontier Foundation identified and reported an issue with the login process for WordPress sites where a browser cookie is sent in plain text, potentially allowing an attacker to use the cookie to gain access to the corresponding WordPress site. WordPress stated that a fix for the vulnerability would be included in an upcoming update.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Don-t-Log-Into-WordPress-via-Open-WiFi-or-Your-Blog-Could-Get-Hijacked-444010.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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