Protect Your WP ERP Account from Hackers: How to Prevent SQL Injection Attacks

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WP ERP is a popular HR, recruitment and accounting plugin for WordPress sites. Unfortunately, versions 1.12.8 and below are affected by a serious SQL injection vulnerability.

SQL injection allows attackers to interfere with the queries that a database sends to the server to retrieve or manipulate data. By inserting malicious SQL code into a web form, login page or other input field, hackers can gain access to sensitive data like usernames, passwords and financial records.

In the case of WP ERP, the vulnerability is caused due to improper sanitization of special characters used in SQL queries. This could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary SQL commands on the backend database, such as retrieving private user information or installing malware.

If you are using an affected version of WP ERP, you should immediately update to the latest version 1.12.9 or higher. This will patch the security flaw. It is also recommended to always keep your plugins and WordPress core updated to the most recent versions.

You should also use strong, unique passwords and enable two-factor authentication for extra security. Consider scanning your site with a vulnerability scanner as well. Staying on top of updates is one of the best ways to protect yourself from SQL injection and other cyber threats.