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W3TotalCache security compromised

Millions of WordPress sites (including sites hosted by Savvii) use the caching plugin W3TotalCache (W3TC in short) to improve loading time. It has been a public secret for some months that the plugin is not actively maintained anymore. For example, support for PHP 7 is missing though this is possible by changing a few lines of code. Not very good news to put it mildly, but now something more serious has come up. A XSS vulnerability has been found in the plugin, making it insecu

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Improve WordPress Security [Manual]

WordPress is very safe if you take the right security measures. Taking the right security measures is not common practice, unfortunately. Research by Sucuri shows that 25% of the WordPress hacks in Q1 2016 were caused by leaks in three specific plugins. Updating these plugins would have prevented the hacks in probably all cases.

In our WordPress Security Guide we will list 25 security measures to minimalise your risk at being hacked.

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