WordPress Critical Security Release 4.2.1

WordPress.org has released WordPress 4.2.1 which is a critical security release that fixes a cross-site scripting vulnerability in WordPress core. The vulnerability was publicly disclosed immediately after the 4.2.1 release went out yesterday so please upgrade immediately to prevent hackers from exploiting this vulnerability on your system.

You can read more about the issue and fix on the WordPress.org blog. We are publishing this announcement because we are still seeing many sites that have not yet updated to 4.2.1, so kindly upgrade the installation with latest release.

How do I build my web site / web pages / web content?

How do I build my web site / web pages / web content?

Buildsite

Back in the early days of the web, you would have used a piece of software called an HTML editor to hand craft your website. Popular software options were Microsoft FrontPage, Macromedia DreamWeaver, Adobe GoLive, etc… You may also have used image editors like Adobe Photoshop or Macromedia Fireworks to prepare graphics for your website.

Professional web designers still use these tools today. The most popular are Photoshop and Dreamweaver (which has been acquired by Adobe). However, if you are not a web designer yourself, you don?t need to worry about this kind of software. You have three easier and faster options to go with…

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3 easy options to start with :: You could do either one of these:

Webbuild

Option 1:  Hire a web designer

If you are building a professional web site and have a budget, hiring a professional designer is probably the best option to go with, as long as you choose your web designer carefully.

Option 2: Use a free online website building tool

Most web hosting companies will provide you with a free online tool like Click Be! , RVSiteBuilder etc to design & build your first website just by selecting a template, selecting colors, selecting graphics and entering some text. They make the process very easy for you and you can literally get your first website out in a matter of minutes. You can then gradually refine it and add pages over time.

Option 3: Use a Content Management System

A Content Management System – also known as CMS – is a system that runs on your web server, not on your computer.

Your web hosting company will provide you with easy installation of the CMS of your choice so you don?t really have to worry about it. Getting started with a CMS will be almost as easy as using an online site building tool.A CMS will power your site with more than just information pages. A CMS can typically add interactive features such as:

• A blog with the ability for visitors to comment

• A forum with the ability for users to register and start conversations

• A photo album with the ability for you to easily add photos at any time

The CMS will also provide you with statistics on your visits and other additional features you may like.

For example, for blogs, popular CMS choices include WordPress and Joomla etc. Again, your web host will provide easy installation for you.

 

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Security part is taken very seriously now a days, but as with any other system there are potential security issues that may arise if some basic security precautions aren’t taken.

As per the security concerns; if you have specific security concerns or doubts, you should discuss them with people whom you trust to have sufficient knowledge of computer security

Knowing Security?
Fundamentally, security is not about perfectly secure systems. Such a thing might well be impractical, or impossible to find and/or maintain. A secure server protects the privacy, integrity, and availability of the resources under the server administrator’s control.

Qualities of a trusted web host might include:

Readily discusses your security concerns and which security features and processes they offer with their hosting.
Provides the most recent stable versions of all server software.
Provides reliable methods for backup and recovery.
Decide which security you need on your server by determining the software and data that needs to be secured. The rest of this guide will help you with this.

Security Themes
Keep in mind some general ideas while considering security for each aspect of your system:

Limiting access
Making smart choices that reduce possible entry points available to a malicious person.
Containment
Your system should be configured to minimize the amount of damage that can be done in the event that it is compromised.
Preparation and knowledge
Keeping backups and knowing the state of your WordPress installation at regular intervals. Having a plan to backup and recover your installation in the case of catastrophe can help you get back online faster in the case of a problem.
Trusted Sources
Do not download from untrusted sources.

Vulnerabilities on Your Computer
Make sure the computers you use are free of spyware, malware, and virus infections .No amount of security on your web server will make the slightest difference if there is a keylogger on your computer.

Always keep your operating system and the software on it, especially your web browser, up to date to protect you from security vulnerabilities. If you are browsing untrusted sites, we also recommend using tools like no-script (or disabling JavaScript/flash/java) in your browser.