A few weeks ago just on April 10, Yuzo Related Post suffered a massive attack. This attack affected many websites but not all.
📜 The history of this attack
In October 2018 I got an email from a Japanese, this mail I detail 3 security flaws that had the plugin Yuzo of which I only corrected 2 of them, the third for lack of analysis and time I could not correct the point number 3 and this was the one that caused me harm.
I’m not sure if the same Japanese who told me about the faults was the one who sent the attack but he warned me earlier months.
He also told me that this was a thesis for the university or course that security was doing but as he warned me, it happened.
Recall that security companies perform and create bug or analyze attacks to sell their security services, so the business of antivirus works.
In April 2019, the attack was effected on many pages. My immediate recommendation was to remove the plugin quickly because your site could be attacked. I also asked the WordPress reviewers to deactivate it because it could not be published until the errors were corrected.
I’m sure it was the best I could do to be able to review the problem and where they attacked. Once revised, I corrected the errors but I thought a lot and it would be better not to publish that version of Yuzo again.
This attack was for the users of the Lite version, the Pro version was not affected because it did not have the bug that the Lite version had.
🌀 The new version 6.0
Since a few months ago I’ve been doing version 6.0 but very slowly,
I am a student of systems engineering and university consumes most of my time, I am very passionate as a programmer and I have many ideas that I want to get to real life, but studies are a big obstacle, the good news that I only need 1 year to finish my studies. But due to the problem I have priority in finishing the new Yuzo 6.0 much faster (in a few weeks)
Now that the incident of Yuzo Related Post version 5.12 happened, I decided to create a new plugin completely from scratch and this time at a higher speed of development.
💯 Percentage of completion
I can say that the new Yuzo 6.0 is at 80% progress for the Pro version, its features are very similar to the previous Pro and Lite version but this time it has a cleaner code, with a reengineering from scratch, standards of programming PSR-1 and PSR-4, multi-instance.
The new version 6.0 will be available only for customers of the Pro version, the lite version will take 1 or 2 more weeks to be published from the moment of the release.
If you have any questions about the new
🔥Yuzo🔥 do not hesitate to ask in the comments.