Protect Your Website Login Form with Login Lockdown – Important Security Update Available

CVECVE-2023-50837
CVSScvssV3_1: 7.6
SourceCVE-2023-50837

The login form protection plugin Login Lockdown by WebFactory Ltd contains a SQL injection vulnerability that could allow attackers to compromise websites.

SQL injection is a code injection technique used to attack data-driven applications like login forms, by inserting malicious SQL statements into entry fields to gain unauthorized access to information in the backend database. Attackers can use SQL injection to view sensitive data like user credentials, payment information etc.

In the case of Login Lockdown, attackers could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the login protections and directly access the website’s database. They may then be able to retrieve administrator credentials or other private user details stored in the database.

Website owners using Login Lockdown should update to the latest version 2.06 immediately to patch this security issue. It is also recommended to sanitize all input and use prepared statements to protect against SQL injection attacks.

Users should be vigilant against phishing emails or links claiming to be from the software vendor. Only install updates directly from the company’s official website. Enabling two-factor authentication can further strengthen website security if the login form plugin gets compromised.

Regular security updates and keeping software versions up-to-date is important to stay protected against emerging cyber threats. Website owners are advised to check for and apply available patches for all plugins and themes in use.

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