Patchstack Releases Free Security Plugin, Its Red Team Found 1,182 Vulnerabilities Since March

Patchstack Releases Free Security Plugin, Its Red Team Found 1,182 Vulnerabilities Since March

Posted by WP Tavern on November 5, 2021 at 7:19 pm
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In September, Patchstack released its six-month report on the vulnerabilities found with WordPress and its extensions. At the time, it listed over 1,000 issues — the company has shared the updated numbers with WP Tavern. It soon followed that up with a free vulnerability-reporting plugin. Under the banner of WebARX, the company launched the first version of its security platform in 2018. After growing beyond its original SaaS offering with services like its PlugBounty and acquisition of ThreatPress, the company rebranded to Patchstack in March this year. In its 2020 whitepaper, the security company found 582 vulnerabilities for the year. This report covers issues from both Patchstack and third-party vendors. However, issues found in 2021 have multiplied from the previous year. Patchstack Red Team, a community bug-hunting program that pays out monthly bounties, has reported 1,182 vulnerabilities from March through October. Bounty payouts have reached $9,150 thus far. These are merely the problems found through Patchstack Red Team. When combined with security issues reported through other vendors that the company tracks, the vulnerability count jumps to over 2,000. “I don’t think we need to be worried,” said Oliver Sild, Patchstack founder and CEO, when asked how much of a problem…

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