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WordPress version 4.2 still vulnerable.

Most popular WordPress versions are currently affected.

A stored cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability available in the recently released WordPress 4.2 and earlier versions can be exploited by an unauthenticated party to run arbitrary code on the server; the security glitch is currently unpatched and proof-of-concept code is publicly available.

An attacker taking advantage of the flaw could take control of the targeted website by creating new admin accounts. Aside from the current WordPress versions, build 4.1.2, 4.1.1 and 3.9.3 are also affected. Comment text truncation issue still not fully fixed.

Discovered by Jouko Pynnönen, from vulnerability research firm Klikki Oy in Finland, the flaw is similar to the one patched in WordPress 4.1.2, after having been disclosed to the developer by researcher Cedric Van Bockhaven about 14 months ago, on February 23, 2014.

Bockhaven’s approach consisted in introducing a character in the message that truncates the text at a specific point, turni…

Google Search: Is your site mobile-friendly?

Starting April 21, Google Search will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. Double-check your website are ready for this change by testing pages of your site with the Mobile-Friendly Test tool
 After you analyze your website you will see a similar result as show here.

GoDaddy Outage

Our company KING.NETand other million websitesgoes down for one hour today around 3pm EST because the hosting provider ... drumming ... GoDaddy is completely shut-down. This is not the first time GoDaddy had experienced an outages, read it at Mashable GoDaddy Gonefor details. 

It's unfortunate that some companies used GoDaddy for web hosting and email services too. In that case, their customers can't communicate with them using email, that's where Twitter really help out. They able to tweet the outage and inform their clients.

KING.NET is using Google Apps for email, so our outage is for our network of web properties e.g. Retune.com Domain Aftermarket, Moscom.com Managed Online Services, DCweb.com, ManassasPark.com, and other hundreds of sites. We moved to GoDaddy managed wordpress service last week for cost, speed and security. We got it all plus an outage. :)

If you're one of the GoDaddy customers, will you consider moving out of their hosting service? It is worth yo…