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Mar 11, 2022

1 out of 3 WordPress plugins does not receive security updates; millions of websites at risk

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A report specialized in WordPress security points to a 150% increase in reported flaws during 2021 compared to the previous year, in addition to establishing that almost 30% of the vulnerabilities detected in plugins for WordPress do not receive updates.

Since this is the most widely used content management system (CMS) in the world, this should be a worrisome issue for tens of millions of website administrators.

According to Patchstack specialists, of all the flaws reported in 2021, only 0.58% resided in the WordPress core, while the rest affect themes and plugins created by dozens of developers. In addition, about 92% of these flaws are in free plugins, while paid plugins were affected by 8.6% of the failures reported last year.

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