Warning: WP Slimstat May Put your WordPress Site in Danger


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Are you using WP Slimstat to keep track of your website’s analytics? If so, you could be exposing yourself to hackers and other threats.

Recently, it was discovered that this plugin has a bug that could put your website in danger. This post will discuss this bug and tell you how to avoid potential security issues.

What Is WP Slimstat?

WP Slimstat is a popular WordPress plugin that makes it easier for you to manage your website’s data. It allows you to monitor important analytics in real time.

With WP Slimstat, users are able to track several types of helpful data. Using this plugin, users can keep track of the metrics that are important to their business.

The Issue

Recently Sucuri, which is a leading online security company, discovered that the plugin has a bug that poses a serious security threat to its users. According to Sucuri, itcould enable attackers to access your database and the sensitive information contained therein.

An attacker could potentially take control of your entire website. This presents an obvious threat.

How to Avoid Problems

Fortunately, there are ways to avoid this security issue. If you are using this plugin, Sucuri recommends that you update your website as soon as possible. Doing this will help to eliminate the threat.

It’s also a good idea to look at the other plugins you have installed on your site. Make sure that each plugin is safe. If you have plugins that you don’t currently use, remove them.

Also, you should make sure that you are regularly backing up your WordPress site. This will make it easier to restore your website if you do experience a security breach.

As you already know, it’s very important to make sure you are protecting your site as fully as possible. Make sure you are diligent about checking the material on your website to ensure there are no threats.

If you need help making your website more effective, contact us today!

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About the Author

Though his chief ambition is to one day control the entire Internet, Jim busies himself in the meantime running our little web development and marketing agency. He's a certified super nerd who ranks coding in old, outdated languages and watching Star Trek reruns just a bit too high on his list of fun things to do. Outside of work, Jim enjoys Hockey (Tampa Bay Lighning, to be specific), more genres of music than most people realize exist, riding his Harley (he calls it "two wheel therapy") and exploring the world through travel.