When logging in to Select Web’s client WordPress website dashboards, I’m greeted by the bold statement that a “new, modern publishing experience is coming soon”. I am given the option of installing and testing the new editor from WordPress, called Gutenberg.
WordPress is known for being one of the most popular and user-friendly website platforms available online, but this means it can also be more vulnerable to attacks than other content managed systems.
In the past few days, attacks on WordPress websites have spiked because of a vulnerability in software versions 4.7.0 and 4.7.1. The vulnerability, which is in the platform’s REST API, enables unauthenticated hackers to modify the content of any post or page within a WordPress site.