The Checkmarx Research “The Security State of WordPress’ Top 50 Plugins” has been creating a media buzz, reaching different magazines such as Security Week, CRN, Tech Republic and more respectable sources. WordPress Tavern joins the list and discusses the research.
Disturbing Report On WordPress Plugin Security
Published on WordPress Tavern, July 1, 2013
Checkmarx, a company founded in 2006 that specializes in automated security code reviews has published a security vulnerability report on the top 50 plugins on the WordPress plugin repository. In the report published on June 18th, 2013 Checkmarx concluded that more than 20% of the 50 most popular WordPress plugins were vulnerable to common web attacks such as SQL injection. Furthermore, the report revealed that 7 out of the 10 most popular e-commerce plugins for WordPress contained vulnerabilities. First, some background information regarding how the report was put together.
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