One of the most common causes for website compromises and malware attacks are due to outdated (and vulnerable) web software.
Every software has bugs, but some of these bugs can lead to security vulnerabilities. As a webmaster, you always have to keep your sites updated and follow the best security practices to avoid a compromise.
That’s why we started to alert on Sitecheck any time there is outdated
software on your site.
You can read on our blog, about examples of vulnerabilities and how they lead to websites getting hacked:
- WordPress OptimizePress Theme – File Upload Vulnerability
- Critical Update for JetPack WordPress Plugin
- JCE Joomla Extension Attacks in the Wild
- Security Exploit Patched on vBulletin – PHP Object Injection
These are just some examples. We see sites hacked every day due to unpatched vulnerabilities on Apache, OpenSSL (HeartBleed), WordPress, Joomla, Magento, IIS, osCommerce and many other platforms.
Outdated Warning Support
SiteCheck supports and tries to identify the version for the following platforms/CMS’s:
And many others.