WordPress plugin patches flaw that gave hackers potential access to 40,000 websites

A new vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin could allow outsiders who exploit the flaw to take control of a website, according to new research. Luka Šikić, who works as a security developer at WebARX, published a report Monday revealing the bug in the Simple Social Buttons plugin, which more than 40,000 websites use to distribute their content on Facebook, Twitter and others.

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