Plugins and Your Website

Author: Brem - October 27, 2021

Most small to medium sized businesses use WordPress for their marketing websites. It is a great choice in many cases because it is open source, stable, and widely used. It can be a poor choice as well because agencies often use numerous plugins and visual builders to increase their margin and deliver sites faster to their clients. This can cost a business dearly in the long term.

Just this week we became aware of a plugin – OptinMonster – used by over 1,000,000 WordPress sites that has a major security flaw makingĀ it possible for an unauthenticated attacker, meaning any site visitor, to export sensitive information and add malicious JavaScript to WordPress sites, among many other actions.

This type of attack can cripple a business financially on account of financial liabilities to say nothing of reputational damage. If you haven’t looked at your site or just don’t know how it was built, reach out, Brem will give you a free site audit with recommendations on how to best protect your business.