By Morten Rand-Hendriksen | Monday, April 27, 2015
WordPress users may have felt a cold chill run down their spines this morning as they read the title of Forbes Magazine’s post “WordPress Under Attack As Double Zero-Day Trouble Lands”—or any of the numerous other articles covering the latest WordPress vulnerability to be uncovered.
Over the past two months, there’s been talk of several WordPress security issues, and WordPress users around the world are asking the obvious question: Is WordPress safe?
The simple answer is that WordPress is safe—relatively speaking. But that’s not to say these latest issues are not worrysome.
To understand why WordPress is safe in spite of these latest exploits, and why WordPress exploits are becoming such a hot topic in the media, we have to look at both the safety—and the vulnerability—in numbers, and the security that results from keeping your code open source.
By Jen Kramer | Monday, February 11, 2013
Do you have a favorite open-source software you’re using in your professional work? Most open-source software is created by volunteers, organized as a project where the software is created. If you’re making money from the software, strongly consider giving back to the project.
You don’t have to know how to program to contribute. Answer software questions in discussion forums or social media. Make a financial donation to your project. Many projects would like help with issues peripheral to software development, like accounting, legal advice, marketing or SEO expertise, and more. So get involved and give back to the software you love!
By Crystal McCullough | Wednesday, July 28, 2010
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