It’s important that you make sure your WordPress Website is updated to the most recent version which is WordPress 4.7.5
Most WordPress Websites should be automatically updated to the current version but just make sure you are in fact running the 4.7.5 version.
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Here are some of the issues resolved in this latest release.
Insufficient redirect validation in the HTTP class
Improper handling of post meta data values in the XML-RPC API
Lack of capability checks for post meta data in the XML-RPC API
A Cross Site Request Forgery (CRSF) vulnerability was discovered in the filesystem credentials dialog
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered when attempting to upload very large files
A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability was discovered related to the Customizer
I also mention an interview with HackerOne and WordPress Security Team Lead Aaron Campbell. Here’s the link to that article.
I consider WordFence and iThemes Security to be some of the best WordPress Security Plugins to use on your website so definitely use them.
I also reference the WordPress News Announcement WordFence and WP Tavern as well so checkout those articles for more information.
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