A Fix for the TimThumb Vulnerability in Your Blog

Unless you are a techie, you probably don’t know about TimThumb script that is included in most WordPress themes for resizing images. I know I didn’t and I also didn’t know that just last month a major vulnerability was found that allowed hackers to invade your host. Here is a story that describes what happened.

Peter Butler, a web developer, has created a plugin called the TimThumb Vulnerability Scanner that will scan your content folder for vulnerabilities. I just installed it and found one after the scan. The plugin will fix vulnerabilities that it finds.

Here is a video explaining how to install the plugin.

Jeannette Paladino helps organizations to leverage social media to build brand awareness, increase revenues, and engage employees as brand advocates. 

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