What happens if there is a flaw in the WordPress?
As we all know that all the web hosting providers possess some limitations also due to which it is possible that users have to compromise their data in the form of text, audio, video, images, quotes, links and other type of content and same thing happens with the WordPress also. Our Researchers are saying that on the basis of their findings they have find that there is a flaw in the WordPress which could put millions of user’s data at the risk of leakage and could affect thousands of websites and blogs.
WordPress data leakage risk flagged by security researcher-a company known as White hat
There is a security firm known as White hat which prepared a report on WordPress after going through it and with the proper analysis and according to that , the blogging platform ,we can say WordPress will not completely protect multimedia files i.e. audio, video, links, quotes and other content which are uploaded to sites in the same manner as it safeguards text, which could potentially leave a listed company to face the risk of insider trading or a design firm to copyright theft. This will allow the hackers or attackers to easily guess which files and attachments are available for postings that have not been approved yet or gone live .
For example, let’s say you are running a private traded company and you are planning to release your earnings report on your blog and for this you may upload a PDF file of the earnings report in a day or multiple days i.e. in weeks or in months in advance to make sure you’re your preparations are on full hand and as per your plans everything is ready and perfect and ready to go as soon as you announce.”
This is possible that an attacker could download the URL of the PDF of the earnings report in advance if he will be able to guess the (uniform resource locator) URL of the PDF of the earnings report and with this earning report attacker can do the trade of it also.
Despite above all of this, he claimed that there are less chances of flaw occurring in WordPress its severity is low, and apart from data leakage, it will not be used to increase attacks such as code injection or cross-site scripting.
It has been seen in the beginning of this year, that hackers were using brute force against thousands of WordPress sites’ administration accounts so that they can compromise or affect sites and spread malicious material , as reported by IT PRO’s.