As many of you may have already heard, early last week a major web vulnerability nicknamed “Heartbleed” was discovered related OpenSSL, a technology used by many websites to encrypt data between users and a website. We at Pligg.com addressed this issue and applied a fix on our own server shortly after the public announcement of the bug, but there are still security precautions that you may want to take to make sure that your account remains secure.
We are performing some final bug fixes and adding in one last feature before the big announcement. The last feature to be added in will be an altered vote method that will allow users to vote either up or down. Currently it’s possible to accomplish this through some clever templating, but the solution is more Continue reading »
Release candidate 1 of Pligg 1.0.0 has been released today and it’s going to blow your socks off. Even though this release is technically a test version prior to a final version, it is quite solid and packed full with great new features. As discussed previously, this version of Pligg will have a lot of Continue reading »
We have been suggesting to Pligg users that they should use the reCAPTCHA method for their site’s CAPTCHA for a while now, but until recently it wasn’t possible for us to set reCAPTCHA as the default CAPTCHA due to their use of randomized keys that they assign to domain names. A couple weeks ago reCAPTCHA Continue reading »
It’s come to our attention that there is an exploit available to bypass the default Pligg captcha method. The security issue seems to be the exploit that the hacker software “Auto-Pligg” is using to skip past user registration. We know what is causing the problem and are working on a fix that should be available Continue reading »
35,000 emails have been sent out this evening to let Pligg users know that we have a security fix out to patch some of the recent vulnerabilities discovered in the Pligg core. The contents of the email can be found below. Download Pligg 9.9.5 This week has been a stressful week for many Pliggers due Continue reading »