The WordPress XML-RPC protocol is outdated and vulnerable to attack. In light of numerous attacks recorded in our web logs, we decided it prudent to disable it for all WordPress websites.
We are investigating connectivity issues at the Cape Town data centre.
When is a good time to update your WordPress installation to the latest? Generally, the answer is that “whenever possible” is a good time. Right now, add “as soon as possible” to that.
We received many or reports from clients unable to receive email from senders, with our servers reporting that the sending servers are blacklist as spam sources. Turns out it was a false alarm that has since been resolved.
Another popular WordPress plugin is vulnerable to hackers. This time round is Contact Form 7. Please upgrade!
As always, the stalwart!