Alert: WordPress Bricks Theme Under Active Attack – Entexion Takes Action to Protect Customers

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If you’re using the popular WordPress theme Bricks for your website, buckle up! Recent news reports a critical security flaw (CVE-2024-25600) that attackers are actively exploiting, putting your site at risk. Don’t panic, though. Here’s what you need to know and how Entexion is protecting its customers.

What’s the Issue?

The Bricks theme vulnerability allows attackers to inject malicious code onto your website, potentially hijacking it for nefarious purposes. This could include stealing sensitive data, redirecting visitors to phishing sites, or even launching further attacks on other systems.

How Serious is it?

This vulnerability is rated 9.8 on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), meaning it’s extremely critical. Attackers are actively exploiting it, and thousands of websites are potentially at risk.

What You Can Do:

1. Update Immediately: The good news is that the Bricks developers have released a patch (version that fixes the vulnerability. Updating your theme is absolutely essential to protect your site.

2. Scan for Malware: Even after updating, it’s wise to scan your website for any malicious code that might have been injected before the patch. Several security plugins offer this functionality.

3. Change Your Passwords: As an extra precaution, consider changing your WordPress login credentials and any other passwords associated with your website.

Entexion Takes Action:

At Entexion, we take website security seriously. That’s why we’ve proactively blocked the attacker’s IP addresses on our entire network, adding an extra layer of protection for our customers using Bricks.

Additional Tips:

  • Keep WordPress and Plugins Updated: Always update WordPress, themes, and plugins to the latest versions to address known vulnerabilities.
  • Use Strong Passwords: Use complex, unique passwords for your WordPress login and other website-related accounts.
  • Consider a Web Application Firewall (WAF): A WAF can help block suspicious traffic and further protect your website from attacks.

By staying informed and taking action, you can significantly reduce the risk of your WordPress site being compromised. Remember, Entexion is here to help! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

Together, let’s keep our websites safe!

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