Are you using WordPress for your Recruitment Website? Check your security

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 12:01pm Monday 19 April 2010

Do you use WordPress? Are you aware of the security implications around the software? Over the past week, thousands of WordPress websites have been compromised with malicious malware code inserted into the database

If you use WordPress, you better check your site. Prevention is better than cure.
The problem for just about any web application that requires access to a database is that there just isn't a good way to secure the database login credentials in a plain text file.

At some point, the web application has to be able to send those credentials to the database server. And if the web server can read/generate those credentials, then there is always the possibility that an unauthorized party on the same server might be able to gain access to them "if the server and app are not secured properly".

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