Wordfence Alert For “Starter Templates”

Thu, Nov 11, 2021 at 6:04 AM I received an alert from Wordfence Threat Intelligence regarding the plugin formally named “Starter Templates — Elementor, Gutenberg & Beaver Builder Templates”. The email alert is regarding a threat to over 1 million websites running some very specific software that can be patched fairly easily by someone with administrative access.

You can read the complete article at the Wordfence Blog

I took the immediate action of checking all the sites I manage for use of this plugin and fortunately found that though one site used “Astra Pro Theme“, 4 sites use Elementor, and one site uses Beaver Builder, none of them use the “Starter Templates — Elementor, Gutenberg & Beaver Builder Templates” plugin.

As I often do while I am logged in to the sites, I made sure to bring all of my clients WordPress sites up to date with all plugins even though it is not the usual monthly time for that. I reviewed each site afterward for visual proof of site operability.

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