June 3, 2020
Last Updated On June 3, 2020
Having software with known vulnerabilities installed on your site gives hackers the blueprints they need to take over your site. It is hard to keep track of every disclosed WordPress vulnerability–we keep track and share them in our WordPress Vulnerability Round Ups–and compare that list to the versions of plugins and themes you have installed on your site.
The improved WordPress Security Site Scan powered by iThemes performs automatic checks for known vulnerabilities installed on your site. And if a patch is available, iThemes Security Pro will now automatically apply the fix for you.
Current iThemes Security Pro, Plugin Suite & Toolkit customers will find version 6.5.5 of the iThemes Security Pro plugin available as an automatic update from your WordPress dashboard (for licensed sites) or as a manual download from the iThemes Member Panel. Save time by updating all your sites at once from the iThemes Sync dashboard. Note: The new iThemes Security Site Scan requires an iThemes License and WordPress 5.4.1 or later.
How to Enable Automatic Site Scanning
The Site Scan will be rolling out to existing iThemes Security and iThemes Security Pro users over the next couple of weeks. After receiving the update, the Malware Scan Scheduling module will be upgraded to the new Site Scan Scheduling module. If you had enabled Malware Scan Scheduling, the Site Scheduling would be enabled after upgrading.
This article was written by Michael Moore and originally published on WordPress News and Updates from iThemes – iThemes.