The Limit Login Attempts plugin for WordPress had a critical vulnerability affecting over 600,000 sites. This unauthenticated stored Cross-Site Scripting vulnerability allowed attackers to inject harmful JavaScript into the site’s database. A site administrator accessing the logging page could lead to a site takeover. However, the vulnerability was fixed in version 1.7.2, released on April 4, 2023.

Keeping WordPress updated and backed up regularly is very important to protect your website. We recommend that all WordPress site owners who use Limit Login Attempts to upgrade to version 1.7.2 as soon as possible.

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